And while she remains one of Australia's greatest ever sports stars, a lot of the headlines surrounding her focus on her outspoken father and coach Damir and his outbursts during her games.
In 2000, before she banned him from her life, she took his advice and switched allegiance to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was the subject of much media speculation. She switched back to Australia in 2005, and would later accuse her father of physical and mental abuse in her 2017 autobiography.
She made a return to tennis in 2008 and finished 2009 back in the world top 100, but struggled badly with form and injuries, and retired from playing professionally in 2014.
How old is Jelena Dokic?
Jelena's date of birth is April 12, 1983. She is aged 36.
Where was Jelena Dokic born?
Jelena was originally born in Croatia, but in June 1991 her family decided to move because of political instability and conflict. Initially they settled in Serbia, but three years later they emigrated to the suburb of Fairfield in western Sydney, Australia.
How tall is Jelena Dokic?
She is 1.75m or 5ft 9in.
How much does Jelena Dokic weigh?
At her heaviest, a once athletic Jelena tipped the scales at 120kg, but she has since lost a whopping 45kg through dieting and regular exercise as an ambassador for weight loss brand, Jenny Craig. Jelena's goal weight is said to be around 60kg.
Where does Jelena Dokic live?
It is believed that Jelena is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, but maintains a base in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
How much is Jelena Dokic worth?
She won $6.5 million in prize money and continues to work as a tennis commentator for Nine. In total, it has been estimated Jelena is worth in the region of $7 million.
Who are Jelena Dokic's parents?
Jelena was born to a Serb father Damir Dokic and a Croat mother, Ljiljana (née Podnar).
Was her father Damir involved in any public controversies?
Damir Dokic was involved in numerous incidents. At the 2001 Australian Open, he claimed irregularities in the draw after Jelena's first-round loss to Lindsay Davenport and he was banned from the tournament due to his aggressive behavior. He later said: "I think the draw is fixed just for her."
In June 2009, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 months in prison for threatening the Australian ambassador to Serbia with a hand grenade, for causing public endangerment and for illegal possession of weapons. Following two appeals, the sentence was reduced to 12 months.
Jelena revealed in her 2017 autobiography that she had "suicidal thoughts" after she claimed her father would whip her with a belt, sometimes so severely that she lost consciousness, if she failed on the court.
Jelena said her mother, Liliana, stayed in the marriage for the sake of Jelena and her younger brother, Savo. Jelena also claimed that her mother frequently witnessed the beatings but was unable to stop them.
After airing the shocking revelations in her bestselling book Unbreakable in 2017, Jelena said that she attempted to mend her relationship with her father, but he refused to apologise for his behaviour.
In August 2019, Jelena said that she has stopped attempting to reconcile with her father and has completely cut him out of her life.
Does Jelena Dokic have any siblings?
Jelena has a younger brother named Savo.
Is Jelena Dokic married?
Jelena is engaged to her boyfriend, Tim Bikic, who she has been dating since 2003.
On their 15-year anniversary Jelena wrote on Instagram, "You saved me and my life and I would definitely not be on this earth today if it wasn’t for you."
Does Jelena Dokic have any children?
No, but she said she hopes to one day start a family. However, she wants her children to have a drastically different upbringing from her own abusive childhood.
"That's a big wish of mine especially considering how I grew up and how difficult it was," Jelena told 9Honey.
"I would like to have a family, do things differently and break that cycle but when the right time comes."
What are Jelena Dokic's career prizemoney?
She won $6.5 million in prize money.
How many tournaments has Jelena Dokic won?
She was named ITF Junior World Champion and World No.1 junior in 1998 and became the youngest player to represent Australia in Federation Cup in that same year.
In 1999, she qualified for Wimbledon, defeating World No.1 Martina Hingis in the opening round – becoming the lowest ranked player in the Open era to defeat a top seed at a Grand Slam.
She reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2000, the first Australian to do so since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.
Jelena represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, reaching the semifinals.
She on her first WTA Tour singles title in 2001 in Rome.
She changed her nationality to Yugoslavian (now Serbia and Montenegro) in 2001.
She won the Australian Open Wildcard Play-off in 2006 and again in 2008.
Secured three ITF Futures titles in 2008, two in Italy and one in Germany.
In 2011, she secured her first WTA title in almost 10 years, winning the Malaysian Open in 2011.
Has Jelena Dokic lost a lot of weight?
Jelena frequently shows off her incredible weight loss results on Instagram - she won't reveal exactly how much she's lost, but she started at 120kg and has since lost around 45kg. Her goal weight is 60kg.
What is Jelena Dokic's diet?
Aside from ditching the junk food and eating smaller portions, Jelena, who is an ambassador for Jenny Craig, said that intermittent fasting has also helped her maintain her weight.
"I'm fasting for 12 hours and eating within a 12 hour period. That's something that I've really loved... using your body clock helps you lose weight a bit quicker," she said.
As well as sticking to a healthy diet, Jelena makes sure she moves her body everyday.
In particular, she's enjoyed getting back into running after being forced to stop due to her weight.
Has Jelena ever posed nude or topless?
No, unlike some other tennis stars, Jelena has not posed naked.
Is Jelena Dokic's on instagram?
Yes, her Instagram handle is @dokic_jelena.