Who is Wimbledon star Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena and how long have they been together?

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Novak Djokovic faces Carlos Alcaraz today, with the Serbian looking to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a row… but who is his wife Jelena? And how long have they been together?

Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a row when he faces Carlos Alcaraz this afternoon.

The Serbian reached his fifth final in a row after defeating Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 on Friday. 

His wife Jelena is set to be in attendance watching on, with Novak aiming to win his eighth title at SW19.

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The 23-time Grand Slam winner won his seventh Wimbledon title and fourth in a row by coming from behind to beat Nick Kyrgios at last year’s final.

With Novak in action today, who is his wife Jelena? How long have they been together? Mail Sport provides the answers below.

Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a row this afternoon

Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a row this afternoon

His wife Jelena is set to watch Novak's final from the stands, with the Serbian aiming to pick up his eighth Wimbledon title

His wife Jelena is set to watch Novak’s final from the stands, with the Serbian aiming to pick up his eighth Wimbledon title

Who is Novak’s wife Jelena?

Born in 1986, Jelena is the CEO of their charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation.

The charity aims to help children in Serbia realise their dreams by improving the education system in the country.

She is also the director of Original Magazine – which is an online blog that produces community-oriented content. 

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Djokovic, formerly Ristic, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan and also has a Master’s in Luxury Goods and Services from the International University of Monaco.

The pair have two children, Stefan, born in 2014, and Tara, born in 2017.

Djokovic, formerly Risitc is always seen supporting her husband from the sidelines and always shares several pictures of herself with Novak to her 651,000 Instagram followers.

Jelena (right) is the CEO of their charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation and is also the director of Original Magazine

Jelena (right) is the CEO of their charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation and is also the director of Original Magazine

How long have they been together?

They first met at their Serbian high school in the late 90s, however, they didn’t officially start dating until 2005.

The pair got engaged in September 2013 and officially tied the knot back in July 2014.

The wedding was held at Aman Sveti Stefani in 2014, just days after Novak won his second Wimbledon title. 

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In 2016, Novak recalled an awkward first date at a bar in Monte Carlo.

‘In my eyes, at the time, it was a very exclusive place to take her,’ Novak said.

The pair first met at school in Serbia but didn't start dating until 2005 and would eventually tie the knot in 2014

The pair first met at school in Serbia but didn’t start dating until 2005 and would eventually tie the knot in 2014

‘I wanted to impress her, so I found this very good restaurant.’ But Jelena said: ‘Awkward moment, he wants to order for me, and it wasn’t what I expected.’ 

Having ordered steak,Novak then called the waiter over and explained the steak was underdone.

The waiter said: ‘You ordered the steak tartare, it’s always served raw.’

Novak later revealed whenever he and Jelena see a steak tartare on the menu, it always reminds them of their first date.

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