When Novak Djokovic takes on Nick Kyrigos at his eighth Wimbledon final this afternoon, his most loyal supporter will be cheering him on from the stands.
Jelena Djokovic, who married the tennis ace in July 2014, is no stranger to Wimbledon, and often cheers on her husband in nail-biting finals.
The mother-of-two, 35, shares two children with the Serbian tennis champion – Stefan, seven, and Tara, four – and they’re frequently spotted supporting their father.
But despite the high-pressure situations she witnesses, Jelena typically manages to keep her cool.
It could be that the entrepreneur’s inner calm is a result of love for spirituality and meditation, which she discusses at length on her blog.
Jelena has a number of eccentric beliefs, and once shared a debunked video on Instagram in which she claimed 5G caused the coronavirus pandemic.
However, she later said she did not claim the baseless theory ‘to be true or not’.
Jelena Djokovic married Tennis ace Novak in July 2014. She is pictured above at Wimbledon on July 5
Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena attend the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at The Guildhall on July 12, 2015 in London
Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena and children Tara and Stefan pose for a picture with Venus Williams
Jelena has described herself as ‘misunderstood and fully appreciated’, adding she is ‘changing and transforming at such a pace that it is really hard to label me or put me in one definite box. I am everywhere and nowhere.’
Writing online, the mother-of-two says she would like to be remembered as ‘a curious soul who loves life and lifelong learning’ – and the greatest teachers are children.
She added: ‘I live by values of gratitude, honesty, respect, kindness, forgiveness, and love and try to practice them through everything I do. One of the hardest lessons I hope to learn and practice every day in my life is how to love myself fully.’
One of Jelena’s great beliefs is a philosophy shared by many – the power of meditation.
In another post, she has said: ‘The goal is to understand the calm mind, the happiness and gratitude of your soul and transfer it to all areas of your life and all relationships you have.’
She added there is power in nature when it comes to meditation.
The mother-of-two, 35, shares two children with the Serbian tennis champion – Stefan (right with Jelena in 2018), seven, and Tara, four – and they’re frequently spotted supporting their father
Novak Djokovic relaxes with his wife Jelena Djokovic after the exhibition doubles match of the Adria Tour charity exhibition in 2020
Jelena (above at Wimbledon on June 27) has a number of eccentric beliefs, and once shared a debunked video on Instagram in which she claimed 5G caused the coronavirus pandemic
One of Jelena’s great beliefs is a philosophy shared by many – the power of meditation
Jelena describes herself as ‘misunderstood and fully appreciated’, adding she is ‘changing and transforming at such a pace that it is really hard to label me or put me in one definite box. I am everywhere and nowhere’
Jelena wrote: ‘I love being alone in nature. Alone completely. But I have to admit, at first when I arrive, I feel a wave of fear come over me because I know that I’m I am an intruder. To some, I might be prey, too.’
Her husband is no stranger to a number of controversial and interesting beliefs.
On the court, Djokovic has become known for his athleticism and he claims much of this success is due to going gluten-free.
The switch came after nutritionist Dr Igor Cetojevic held a piece of white bread against his stomach in 2010, where he felt ‘noticeably weaker’.
Her husband (above) is no stranger to a number of controversial and interesting beliefs
Serbian-born Jelena began dating Novak in 2005 and the pair both moved to Italy to go to university
Novak Djokovic larked about with his son Stefan during practice on day eight of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships on Monday, ahead of the quarter-finals
He has also been accused of being anti-vaccination in the past, but says: ‘My issue here with vaccines is if someone is forcing me to put something in my body that I don’t want.’
Serbian-born Jelena began dating Novak in 2005 and the pair both moved to Italy to go to university.
After graduating, they settled in Monaco where they now live with their two children.
Their son Stefan was born in October 2014 and daughter Tara in September 2017.
Looking good: The tennis pro, 35, cut an athletic figure in a white top and navy shorts
Hilarious: Stefan, seven, appeared to be in his element as he climbed onto his famous father’s back and wrestled the racquet from him
Stefan was spotted joining his famous father, 35, for practice earlier this week.
The young boy appeared to be in his element as he climbed onto Djokovic’s back and wrestled the racquet from him.
Novak triumphantly lifted his infant into the air in another snap, before being pinned down on the ground as he went along with the play fighting.
Djokovic is an acclaimed tennis player, having won 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
This includes Wimbledon – he could win for the seventh time should he beat Nick Kyrigos later on Sunday afternoon.
After winning the 2016 French Open, Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once.
Couple: Novak shares the adorable tot with his wife Jelena, who he married in 2014