Aussie tennis great Jelena Dokic became emotional on live TV after her traumatic relationship with her father was stirred up again following Ash Barty’s incredible Wimbledon triumph.
Dokic has repeatedly spoken out bravely about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her dad Damir — but the memories appeared to make her emotional when she spoke in the wake of Barty’s victory over Karolina Pliskova in the ladies final on Sunday morning (AEST).
The 37-year-old cut fellow commentator Todd Woodbridge off in the middle of a discussion following Barty’s victory to praise the role Barty’s parents have played in her astonishing rise to a second grand slam crown following years away from the sport and a brief cricket career.
Vision of Barty’s family erupting following the win on match point has gone viral since, with the family going ballistic in front of a TV in Brisbane, having been unable to travel to the UK as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.
When the video was played on Nine, Dokic cut in to speak about Barty’s parents and support group.