Jelena Dokic has left jaws on the floor after showing off her dolled up look during an event in Melbourne during the week.
The former Australian tennis star was subjected to horrific social media trolling throughout the Australian Open, but fans were praising her new look on Instagram.
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Dokic, 39, uploaded several images to her personal Instagram account showing off her outfit for the AIME (Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event), a trade event for the meetings and event industry in the region.
“My look for the AIME Asia Pacific event,” she wrote.
“Outfit (dress and jacket) by @witcheryfashion.”
Her second post was a close up look where she thanked Alex Munro for her hair and makeup for the event where she was a keynote speaker.
The comments section of the posts were flooded with fans absolutely loving the new look Dokic.
“Beautiful and classy as always,” one user commented. “Sensational look.”
“You are beautiful inside and out, Jelena!” another added.
“What a fantastic Australian role model you are,” one more wrote.
“You’re on fire. Thank you for being the amazing person you are.”
Dokic became the target of vile online abuse throughout the Australian Open and called out multiple instances of horrific messages she had received.
Dokic, who made the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2009 and has been open about her experience with family violence and her mental health struggles, said she was brought to tears by a “disgusting” post on her Instagram page.
“Now that the Australian Open is starting, will Jelena Dokic try to kill herself like she does every year,” a commenter wrote to her in Serbian, with a laughing emoji.
Dokic, who revealed in June she had considered taking her own life last April, swiftly called out the troll.
“A new low and this actually made me cry this morning when I woke up and read 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.
“That’s scary and so sad and then people like this disgusting person and a few others out there make fun of it!? How disgusting. They should (be) ashamed of themselves.”
Her brave, public stance included a surprising detail that the majority of the abuse has been sent by women.
“The ‘body shaming’ and ‘fat shaming’ over the last 24 hours has been insane,” she posted in all capitalised letters.
“Coming from everywhere in the world and a special shout to so much of it coming from Serbia as the last picture confirms.
“And, yes, a lot of them are women too. So much for ‘women supporting women’.
“Here are just a few examples confirming just how much body shaming I am being subjected to in Serbia as well. And this first picture? EVIL. There is no other word for it.
“Disgusting. People should be so ashamed. The most common comment being ‘what happened to her, she is so big’?
“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.
“What matters is your online abuse, bullying and fat shaming. That’s what matters because those of you that do it are just evil, bad, mean and ignorant people.”
Dokic was inundated with support from people slamming the trolls.