Tennis pro Jelena Dokic arrives in Brisbane just days before she is forced to cancel scheduled work commitments due to health woes
She announced on Tuesday that she had been forced to do so cancel two scheduled performances due to a sudden health crisis.
And a few days earlier, Jelena Dokic was spotted flying to Brisbane for a grueling few days of commentary at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
The former tennis pro, 40, was escorted through the terminal by an official before the event.
Jelena dressed casually in blue pants and a sweater for her flight.
She completed her look with striking orange sneakers and a beige tote bag.
She announced on Tuesday that she had to cancel two scheduled performances due to a sudden health crisis, and a few days earlier, Jelena Dokic was spotted flying to Brisbane for a few grueling days of work at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
At one point, Jelena looked exhausted as she put her hand over her face
Jelena smiled and waved at the photographers, but at one point she looked exhausted as she put her hand over her face.
Just days later on Tuesday, Jelena revealed she had been struck by a viral infection, which led to her immediate withdrawal from her commentary duties at the Adelaide International.
In a post on her Instagram account, Jelena wrote: ‘I have contracted a viral infection and I cannot comment on the Adelaide International this week.
Jelena dressed casually in blue pants and a sweater for her flight
Jelena smiled and waved at photographers
‘I would like to apologize to all my supporters in Adelaide as we had a signing session on Saturday 13.01 and I know many of you signed up for this and were really looking forward to it, as was I.’
Jelena’s book signing, originally scheduled for this Saturday, was set to be a special event for fans eager to meet the tennis icon and get their copies of her book signed.
“I’m really sorry because I need to get home to Melbourne as soon as possible,” Jelena continued in her post.
‘After January I will be back in Adelaide and we will reschedule this signing session. I promise.’
The tennis star posted several photos of herself commentating on the Brisbane International tennis tournament
Just days later on Tuesday, Jelena revealed she had been struck by a viral infection, which led to her immediate withdrawal from her commentary duties at the Adelaide International
It comes next Jelena lashed out at ‘body shamers’.
She posted powerful photos of herself in sizes 6 and 16, along with a lengthy caption imploring fans not to “judge” her.
‘Are you judging me if I’m a size 16 because I’m a bigger size?’ began the athlete-turned-commentator.
“And will you judge me if I’m ever a size 6 again because I’m no longer a bigger size and maybe I’ve lost weight?”
‘You should not. Anyway,” Jelena added.
Jelena recently had a fight with body shamers. She posted powerful photos of herself in a size 6 and 16, along with a lengthy caption imploring fans not to ‘judge’ her
“Shaming and ridiculing someone based on their weight, or judging someone’s worth based on their size, is pure body shaming and bullying,” the former world number 4 player wrote.
‘When it comes to health, of course I want to be healthy. Of course I’ll do my best. Of course I’m working on myself.’
She added: ‘The bottom line is that we need to stop obsessing over size, weight and dimensions and focus on kindness, a good heart and generosity.’
‘So what if I’m a size 16 today and a size 4 later? Who cares!’
‘And finally, if you want to lose a few pounds, what then? If you gain some weight, what then? There is nothing wrong with one or the other,” Jelena concluded.
Jelena (pictured in 2011) rose to fame as a teenage professional tennis player
Jelena recently opened up to Stellar magazine about her years-long struggle with an eating disorder.
The tennis star revealed that she struggled with her relationship with food for years due to the trauma she experienced growing up.
She said much of her disordered eating stemmed from the abuse she suffered from her father and his weaponization of food when she was just a teenager.