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I vividly remember watching Jelena Dokic knock world number one and top seed Martina Hingis out of Wimbledon in 1999.
The Australian was only 16 years old at the time, just a few months younger than I was, and despite coming through qualifying, she demolished the Swiss 6-2, 6-0, becoming the first qualifier ever to beat the world number one at the All England Club.
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Dokic’s case is particularly harsh, but her tennis journey should serve as a lesson - pushy parents do not help kids reach sporting success, they merely damage them, sometimes forever.
when you are 11, 12 years old and hear all those nasty things …This applies to countless other children who showed some potential but were driven from sport at the hands of a pushy parent.Is seems reasonable to assume that at least part of the poor participation figures for children are down to them being put off sport for life by a bad experience in childhood.The abuse became so intense, she writes, that there were moments when suicide struck her as the only possible escape.Dokic alleges her father whipped her with a leather belt because of a “mediocre training session [or] a loss, a bad mood”, and also spat in her face, pulled her hair and ears, while kicking her in the shins with pointed dress shoes.