Jelena Dokic reveals TERRIBLE message from troll that made her cry as she says attacks on her at Australian Open hit ‘new low’
- Dokic has a long history of fighting mental health and openly shares her struggles
- This has made them the target of online trolls, who have stepped up their attacks
- One of the posts was so vicious it brought her to tears and wondered why
- If you require assistance contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic was attacked twice in just two days by malicious trolls during the 2023 Australian Open.
The author and commentator on Channel 9’s coverage of the Grand Slam has revealed terrible news to her and revealed the abuse towards her had reached unprecedented levels.
The terrible message to Dokic was written in Serbian and accompanied by a laughing emoji. Dokic asked how someone could be so cruel as to write that and then laugh about it
The troll’s message brought Dokic to tears. She has previously taken to social media in an emotional state to open up about her mental health struggles
A message, written in Serbian and accompanied by a laughing emoji, attempted to ridicule Dokic for her mental health issues and previous admissions of suicidal thoughts.
“Now that the Australian Open is starting, Jelena Dokic will try to kill herself like she does every year,” the comment said in English.
It was a brutal blow that brought Dokic to tears and said she didn’t think the online trolling could get any worse until she received the news.
“Breaking new low and actually made me cry this morning waking up and reading it,” she wrote.
“Just when you think online abuse and trolling can’t get any worse. Almost 1 million people commit suicide in the world every year.
“It’s scary and so sad and then people like this disgusting person and a few others out there make fun of it!? How disgusting. You should be ashamed.”
Dokic asked why someone would ‘write something like that and then laugh even worse at it?’.
‘A bad man, that’s it. And of course an ignoramus,” wrote Dokic on Instagram.
“I think of all those who have committed suicide, those who wanted to, those who have lost friends and loved ones to suicide, and all those who are struggling.
The second message sent to Dokic by an online troll during the Australian Open accused the former tennis star of using mental illness as a money-heist
“I fight for all those who feel like they have no voice, who don’t feel heard, for those who are fighting, for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide and myself fight against ignorance, bad people, trolls, online abuse and obnoxious people.
“So many are at their absolute breaking point so please be kind, caring and understanding.
“I’m sending so much love to all the good people out there and especially to all those who are struggling.”
Dokic posted a lengthy response to the troll attacks during the Australian Open on Instagram, urging people to be “kind, caring and understanding”.
The horrific comment came just a day after another troll weakened Docic’s struggles by claiming her book Unbreakable was just a money heist.
‘Don’t believe everything you read either. Stories sell books that =$$ Tennis is a very tough sport and most people are too weak [sic] to make it,” read part of the comment.
Dokic’s posts have garnered huge support, while trolls have been badly lashed out by commentators including Silvana Philippoussis – wife of former US Open finalist Mark Philippoussis.
“Well done for calling out that person! I can’t believe what I’m reading – some people! stay strong my love You are so much more than your tennis. Her aura shines bright and some people just can’t handle it,” she wrote.
Alize Cornet and Dokic embrace after the French star won their fourth-round match at the 2022 Australian Open
Nine Network’s Getaway host Catriona Rowntree also offered her support.
“We’re with you, not always physically, but we’ve got your back, rise above it and tune in. You are destined for so much better than this mean, vivacious person. Move on and UP,’ she posted.
For help in a crisis, call 000. If you or someone you know needs assistance you can contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
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