During the 2017 ATP season, tennis great, Novak Djokovic experienced a slump in his career. The player who had built a reputation for ruthlessly sweeping aside his opponents could not manage a consistent run of wins. Djokovic eventually overcame his problems by embarking on a hike with his beloved wife – Jelena Djokovic. Want to know more about this lady who revitalized her husband’s career? We have got all the details right here including her bio, family, and kids as well as other interesting facts about her.
Jelena Djokovic (nee Ristic) was born on the 17th of June 1986 in Belgrade, Serbia. Her father’s name is Miomir while her mother’s name is Vera. Djokovic spent her formative years in Belgrade. It must be noted that she hails from a humble background; her parents were not well to do but they still managed to do right by their kids. As a result of her humble background, Jelena Djokovic realized from an early age that if she wanted to achieve something in life, she would have to work hard for it. She therefore surrounded herself with books and subsequently became an outstanding student in elementary and high school.
After high school, Jelena Djokovic was able to obtain scholarships for a foreign college education which had always been her ambitions. She attended The Bocconi University Milan where she earned her first degree in Business Administration. After that, she also attended the International University of Monaco where she obtained her masters in luxury brand management. All of Djokovic’s hard work paid off when she landed a job with a leading energy company upon graduation. She spent two years with the company after which she courageously branched out and started her own consulting firm known as Jelena Ristic Consulting in 2011.
Despite being married to a wealthy athlete, Jelena Djokovic has not slowed down one bit and is involved in several ventures. For instance, she is the co-founder as well as CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The organization was founded in 2007 and aims to provide children from disadvantaged communities with an opportunity to experience a stimulating, creative and safe environment. The foundation has partnered with renowned institutions, such as The World Bank, and has received some awards for its work.
Jelena Djokovic – Family (Kids)
Jelena Djokovic is married to tennis great – Novak Djokovic. Her husband was born on the 22nd of May 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia. He started paying tennis when he was four and turned professional at the age of 16. Since then, he has won 74 career titles including 15 Grand Slams, 33 ATP Masters titles and 5 ATP Finals titles. Djokovic is also the only man to win all nine Masters 1000 titles; even legends such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer cannot boast of such a feat! Jelena Djokovic first met her husband when they were both in high school. They subsequently became friends and had a platonic relationship for about five years before becoming lovers in 2005. Their relationship faced several challenges at the initial stage; she was busy studying in Milan while he was playing at different tournaments.
They were still struggling financially and couldn’t afford air trips to visit each other. The couple however persevered through the difficult times and emerged victorious in the end. They got engaged in September 2013 and tied the knot on the 10th of July 2014. Their wedding ceremony took place at Sveti Stefan (a five-star resort located on the coast of Montenegro) as well as the Church of St Stephen. Since tying the knot, Jelena Djokovic has remained very supportive of her husband’s career. She can often be spotted in the box cheering him on. Even when she can’t physically attend a tournament, she never fails to send her support through social media. Djokovic and her husband have two kids together; a son named Stefan (b. October 2014) and a daughter named Tara (b. September 2017).
Other facts about Jelena Djokovic
She once modeled for Figleaves (an online lingerie retailer) in 2013.
She bagged an award for her philanthropic work in 2014. The award was bestowed on her by Nastavi Tradiciju (Spirit of Youth).
Jelena Djokovic is the director of Original Magazine. This is an online magazine that provides coverage of topical issues in Serbia as well as the world.
She is also a blogger. Her blog often explores topics relating to parenting, family, disciplining kids and spirituality.
Her husband is an extrovert and is famous for his ability to do impersonations of his fellow tennis players.