"Beatings... there have been more of them than anyone can imagine," the 16-year-old Lucic told the newspaper, Slobodna Dalmacija. "Sometimes it was because of the lost game, in other cases for the lost set. I don't want to even say what happened after the matches I lost."
Marinko Lucic, who was also his daughter's coach and adviser, denied the accusations that he mistreated her because of sporting failure: "If I slammed her, that was because she didn't behave nicely, never because of tennis."
She is seeking a restraining order to prevent her father from interfering with her at the US Open next week, where she plays Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands in the first round.
"When I was beaten in Wimbledon and when father attacked mother, I decided to start a new life," Lucic said. "May this US Open be my new beginning."Reuse content