What Does Novak Djokovic’s Wife Jelena Djokovic Do?

Published 09/11/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Jelena Djokovic and Novak Djokovic attend the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at The Guildhall on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)


World No.1 Novak Djokovic has established himself as one of the biggest icons of the sport over the last decade. He has won many laurels in professional tennis and has managed to take it to the next level. Today, besides being an ambassador of the sport, he is a source of inspiration to a lot of youngsters.

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It is true that Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players of all time. However, he would have never reached the place if he had not been backed and support by his family and wife, Jelena Djokovic.

Jelena Djokovic with Laureus World Sportsman of The Year 2019 Nominee Novak Djokovic. The 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)

Jelena has not only helped Djokovic by encouraging him on the court but has also influenced his life off the court. It is because of the reason that the Serbian legend never forgets to give adequate credit to her during his interviews.

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What does Jelena Djokovic do for a living?

Jelena is an entrepreneur who currently serves as the National Director of the ‘Novak Djokovic Foundation’. Set up to work for the betterment and upliftment of underprivileged children, Jelena has even won a philanthropic award working for the organization in 2014.

Jelena Djokovic, wife of Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain. Day 13 of the French Open 2021, Roland-Garros 2021, Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Apart from working in her husband’s Foundation, Jelena also runs the digital marketing firm- ‘Jelena Ristic Consulting’. Interestingly, she is also the founder of the company. Besides this, she is a mother too, who takes good care of her children.

Jelena has always had a keen interest in marketing and business. Intriguingly, she also has a Masters’s degree in Luxury Brand Management from the University of Morocco. Her current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

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When and how did Jelena and Novak Djokovic start dating?

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Jelena and Novak know each other since high school and surprisingly, she is a year older than the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The two began dating in 2005 and it is after nine years and they finally tied the knot on July 10, 2014.

The Djokovic family, Novak’s mother Dijana, Novak Djokovic, Novak’s brother Djordje, Novak’s father Srdjan and Novak’s wife Jelena pose during the Adria Tour Final. Dominic Thiem of Austria and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia charity exhibition hosted by Novak Djokovic on June 14, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

As of now, the couple has two children- an elder son named Stefan and a 3-year-old daughter, Tara. Things are really going great for both of them and the two are one of the most adorable couples on the tour.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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