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Jelena Dokic: Former At the Wimbledon, tennis star Slams Trolls for her offensive posts Australian Open

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Brisbane, Australia
CNN
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Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic She reacted to online trolls who she claims have bombarded with negative comments about the woman’s body at the Australian Open.

In An Instagram Comment on Monday, DokicThe event is being covered by CNN affiliate 9’s commentator, Jeremy. “‘body shaming’ and ‘fat shaming’” The most she received in the last 24 hours was “disgusting.”

“The most common comment being ‘what happened to her, she is so big’?” Dokic wrote. “I will tell you what happened, I am finding a way and surviving and fighting. And it really doesn’t matter what I am doing and what happened because size shouldn’t matter.”

Dokic After many career highs, including reaching the 1999 Wimbledon Aged just 16. She made the final four at the end of the year. Wimbledon.

In 2000 she was her representative Australia At the Sydney Olympics, and also reached Wimbledon semifinals. Her At the peak of the world ranking NoAfter reaching the 2002 level,.4 French Open quarterfinals.

But Dokic’s on-court success came at a tremendous cost, as she revealed in her autobiography, “Unbreakable,” First published in 2018.

In The book Dokic Details the abuse she claimed she suffered from her father, former coach, including verbal and mental. Damar Dokic.

Dokic Her father cut ties in 2002 and she left “in the middle of the night” She said she was able to travel with only her racquet bag, and one suitcase.

When The book was published. Dokic’s father did not respond to CNN’s request for comment. He Submitted Serbian Daily Blic In 2009, “there is no child that was not beaten by parents, same with Jelena.”

In Recent posts Instagram, the former tennis player says she won’t be silenced by bullies.

“I am here, fighting for all those out there being abused, fat shamed,” She spoke. “I can’t change the world but I am going to continue speaking up, calling this behaviour out, using my platform for something good and to support other people out there and to give others a voice and try to make others feel less alone and scared.”

Dokic In the past, she has shared her struggles with mental health. Last JuneIn a video posted on InstagramShe shared that she had been close to suicide and that getting professional help was what saved her.

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