Australian former tennis star Jelena Dokic revealed on Monday that she got here near taking her personal life only a few weeks in the past. The 39-year-old, who rose to a career-high world rating of 4 in 2002, wrote a prolonged and heartfelt message on Instagram together with an image of herself in tears. Dokic, who sprang to prominence at Wimbledon in 1999 when she surprised world primary Martina Hingis within the first spherical, stated she has been struggling with psychological sickness and practically resorted to suicide on April 28.
“I virtually jumped off my twenty sixth ground balcony and took my very own life. Will always remember the day,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Every part is blurry. Every part is darkish. No tone, no image, nothing is sensible… simply tears, unhappiness, melancholy, nervousness and ache.
“The final six months have been powerful. It has been fixed crying in all places.”
“Will always remember the day, I simply needed the ache and the struggling to cease,” she added.
“I pulled myself off the sting, do not even understand how I managed to do it.”
Dokic received six WTA singles titles throughout her profession and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2000.
However she struggled for years to flee the affect of her risky father Damir, tumbling down the rankings into the 600s throughout her well-documented break up from him.
The household rift adopted a collection of weird episodes together with Damir being banned from the All England Membership at Wimbledon and at one level claiming his daughter had been kidnapped.
Dokic, who has labored as a tv commentator since retirement, is now encouraging others combating their psychological well being to hunt help.
“Getting skilled assist saved my life,” she stated in her Instagram message.
“I’m penning this as a result of I do know I’m not the one one struggling. Simply know that you’re not alone.
“I’m not going to say that I’m doing nice now however I’m positively on the street to restoration.”
She concluded: “I can be again stronger than ever.”
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