Unbreakable by Jelena Dokic

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Read Unbreakable Online Free - This is a story of Jelena Dokic's survival. How she survived as a refugee, twice. How she survived on the tennis court to become world No. 4. But, most importantly, how she survived her father, Damir Dokic, the tennis dad from hell.

Jelena was a prodigious talent, heralded as Australia's greatest tennis hope since Evonne Goolagong. She had exceptional skills, a steely nerve and an extraordinary ability to fight on the court. Off it she endured huge challenges; being an "outsider" in her new country, poverty and racism. Still she starred on the tennis court. By 18, she was in the world's top 10. By 19, she was No. 4. The world was charmed by her and her story—a refugee whose family had made Australia home when she was 11 years old.

Jelena has not told a soul her incredible, explosive story in full—until now. From war-torn Yugoslavia to Sydney to Wimbledon, she narrates her hellish ascent to becoming one of the best tennis players in the women’s game, and her heart-breaking fall from the top. Her gutsy honesty will leave you in awe. Her fight back from darkness will uplift you. Most of all, Jelena's will to survive will inspire you.

Title : Unbreakable
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ISBN : 0143784226
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Sean rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2018

Well two types of autobiographies, legendary film actors and tennis stars, and I have read many. As a tennis autobiography, this is the best, yes the very best... I cannot praise Jelena Dokic enough for her powerful, shocking, shattering, heartbreaking, gripping, tense autobiographies, her honesty...

Athan rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2018

“Unbreakable” made for some very very hard reading. If you have children, feel free to skip the next three paragraphs, but if you don’t please read on. My little Mika is a handful and always has been. Anything you tell her, she’ll just do the opposite. I normally celebrate this, but when she was a...

Cheyenne rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2018

It's very hard for me to rate this book. Memoirs generally can be tricky: are you rating someone's life, aka the story and plot, or are you rating the writing and the readability? Jelena Dokic's fierce concentration, aggressive tennis and often expressionless face was on every TV screen during te...

Fiona rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2018

I've never been more moved by a book then this one. Utterly heart-breaking - we all knew something was wrong but I don't think we could have had inkling of the depth of abuse, both physically and emotionally, that this poor girl was subjected to - by her own father. HER FATHER? It just beggars be...

Dream rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2017

It's quite a tough read, because she lived such a tough life. The abuse started young and was just unrelenting. I always suspected her dad was mean, and a bit of a jerk, but it went so much further. If you drew conclusions about Jelena Dokic based on media articles and interviews during her past,...

Fiona rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2018

We've had the #metoo movement with celebrities coming forward on sexual harrassment but not so many speaking out on relationship abuse and violence. Thank you, Jelena Dokic, for writing this incredibly difficult and powerful book. I could not put it down and it may become "the" book of 2018 for m...

Jane Brooks rated it ★★★☆☆

November 26, 2017

Interesting but very repetitive A compelling story of adversity and the difficulty of living a life under constant pressure and scrutiny. Whilst, no-doubt, tragic and pivotal to the story the descriptions of abuse do become overly repetitive and tedious which, I feel, lessens the impact upon the...

Alicia rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2017

I could not put this down! The intensity and raw emotions used to describe the awful and unfathomable abuse Jelena was under during a time of being a professional althete was just all consuming. Highly recommend if you want to also feel a better understanding around the behind the scenes of a rel...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

December 03, 2017

What a brutal book to read. I want to say that I loved it but with the content inside to love it seems wrong. This is an account of what it took one young woman to become the person she is today. She is a survivor with a head for tennis. Words cannot describe how I felt whilst I was reading this b...

Arani rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

Simply harrowing what Jelena Dokic went through. The extent of abuse, the relationships, the injuries yet she’s a fighter. An absolute Australian hero for surviving and sharing her story.

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