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Jelena Dokic posts photo of herself after being abused by bodyshamers at Australian Open

Jelena Dokic has posted an untouched photo of herself to prove what she really looks like after being humiliated by sick trolls who Photoshopped photos to make her fat.

The former tennis star turned commentator said she was tired of seeing fake photos edited to make her look “bigger” so people could “fool her.”

Dokic, 38, made an extraordinary attack on the bodyshamers, saying she had received a barrage of vicious comments demanding, “Why are you so fat?”

The star posted a lengthy statement on Instagram begging the bullies to stop posting about her size and weight, calling it “disgusting behaviour.”

Her strong stance was met with a chorus of support from devoted fans who praised her “brilliant” commentary at the Australian Open and the emotional moment she shared with Ash Barty on Friday after progressing to the fourth round.

Jelena Dokic posts photo of herself after being abused by

Jelena Dokic posted a photo to show internet trolls what she really looks like after seeing images of herself on the internet that had been Photoshopped to make her look “bigger” so people can “fool her”

Retired Australian tennis star turned commentator made an extraordinary attack on the bodyshamers

Retired Australian tennis star turned commentator made an extraordinary attack on the bodyshamers

Retired Australian tennis star turned commentator made an extraordinary attack on the bodyshamers

‘I’m ashamed of my body again and I see comments and even articles about my weight and appearance. It’s disgusting behavior,” wrote the Croatian-born tennis star who has battled depression.

‘Now stop. Not only when it comes to me, but also to other people, especially women. This is a serious problem and one that women face all the time.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – stop commenting on my weight and size. It’s not nice and it’s ignorant.’

She posted a photo of herself alongside the statement and warned others that many of the images of her online are actually Photoshopped.

“You only care about my weight and how you can joke about it,” Dokic said.

“I also see images Photoshopped to make me look bigger and you can clearly see how my head is so disproportionate to my body.”

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1642776511 900 Jelena Dokic posts photo of herself after being abused by

The 38-year-old urged people to “stop” posting about her size and weight, saying it was “disgusting behaviour”.

Dokic (pictured during her weight loss journey) said trolls and bodyshamers should stop judging people by their size

Dokic (pictured during her weight loss journey) said trolls and bodyshamers should stop judging people by their size

Dokic (pictured during her weight loss journey) said trolls and bodyshamers should stop judging people by their size

While the beloved TV personality added that she’s “strong” and “can handle it,” she pointed out that she shouldn’t, declaring “I’ll say it.”

Dokic went on to say she’s received cheeky messages like, “Why are you so fat?” and ‘What happened to you?’

“Stop judging me by my size. You shouldn’t judge me at all,” said the former world number four.

‘Is my worth and whether I am a good person really determined by my height?

“Would you do the same if your sister, mother or daughter were in that position, and what would you think if they were ashamed?”

The former world No. 4 is now a beloved tennis commentator, covering the Australian Open

The former world No. 4 is now a beloved tennis commentator, covering the Australian Open

The former world No. 4 is now a beloved tennis commentator, covering the Australian Open

The teenage star's career peaked when she reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 1999 and the semi-finals in 2000, followed by the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2002.

The teenage star's career peaked when she reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 1999 and the semi-finals in 2000, followed by the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2002.

The teenage star’s career peaked when she reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 1999 and the semi-finals in 2000, followed by the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2002.

Her comments came after an emotional exchange with world No. 1 Ash Barty during a post-match interview following her third-round win against Italy’s Camila Giorgi in straight sets.

“I think I speak for everyone here, everyone in Australia and everyone around the world, especially myself, when I say thank you. You gave us so much viewing pleasure. You made us so proud,” Dokic said.

‘I now have goosebumps. I just want to hug you, but I can’t (because of the Covid rules),’ she added a tear.

The touching moment gained a lot of support for Dokic’s commentary style.

“I love Jelena Dokic’s commentary on the Australian Open,” said one person.

Another wrote: ‘I like Jelena Dokic’s respectful interview style. Don’t try to fool the person she’s interviewing.”

“I love her comment, so natural. Thanks Channel Nine,” said a third.

In 2017, Dokic published her comprehensive autobiography, Unbreakable, in which she discussed the years of physical and mental abuse she had suffered at the hands of her father.

“I just want to record the record. I loved her when she played, admired her for her courage to fight when she was off court in front of her private hell. But I admire and love her even more now. What a brilliant person she is. #JelenaDokic you are a star,” one social media user said in response to the Instagram post.

‘My God, my heart goes out to Jelena Dokic. She’s so warm and genuine, and her IG post is raw and real. Much love, strength and healing to you,” wrote another.

“To think what Jelena went through and come out the other side as such a compassionate, knowledgeable and articulate tennis representative and more importantly, life is breathtaking. When she speaks, I cry — out of respect for the warrior she’s always been,” said a third.

In 2017, Dokovic published her telltale autobiography, Unbreakable, in which she discussed the years of physical and mental abuse she had suffered at the hands of her father.

In 2017, Dokovic published her telltale autobiography, Unbreakable, in which she discussed the years of physical and mental abuse she had suffered at the hands of her father.

In 2017, Dokovic published her telltale autobiography, Unbreakable, in which she discussed the years of physical and mental abuse she had suffered at the hands of her father.

READ JELENA DOKIC’S FULL INSTAGRAM POST BACK FIRE ON BODY-SHAMERS

I can’t believe I have to discuss this again!

I am ashamed of my body again and I see comments and even articles about my weight and appearance. It’s disgusting behavior.

JUST STOP ALONE. NOT JUST IF IT COME ON ME, BUT OTHER PEOPLE PARTICULARLY WOMEN.

This is a serious problem and one that women face all the time.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, STOP COMMENTING ON MY WEIGHT AND SIZE.

It’s not nice and it’s ignorant.

I’m strong, I can take it and I don’t care about you, but I’ll cry out. By doing this, you could be hurting and hurting someone else that you know nothing about and have no idea what they are going through.

Stop judging me by my size.

You shouldn’t judge me at all.

Is my worth and whether I’m a good person really determined by my height?

I get comments like, why are you so fat?

Or are you unrecognizable? And my favorite is, what happened to you?

Well, a shitload happened, but I’m here and I’m fighting, but that’s not what you care about. You only care about my weight and how to joke about it.

I also see images photoshopped to make me look bigger and you can clearly see how my head is so disproportionate to my body.

It’s disgusting and those who did it should be ashamed of themselves and so should those who write articles about my weight.

Would you do the same if it were your sister, mother or daughter in that position and what would you think if they were ashamed?

Think about that for a moment.

I have never hidden that I struggle with my weight. NEVER. It’s been a struggle for me for a while, especially since battling depression.

But I’m not ashamed of my size.

I will continue to work on myself, but not to look better, but to feel better and be healthier.

Oh and here’s a photo and video of me from today and it’s not photoshopped like some of you have done to make me look bigger.

As always to the 99 percent of you who support me so much, thank you.

It means the world to me and I love you all.

Be nice.

#bodyshaming #bodyimage

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