Former tennis star Jelena Dokic has revealed she has been subjected to abusive online trolling once again, saying it was a “new low.” LANGUAGE WARNING.

Former tennis star Jelena Dokic has laid bare a second case of brutal and abusive trolling in as many days, declaring her latest attack as “a new low”.

Dokic, who made the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2009 and has been open in her experiences with family violence and mental health, said she was brought to tears on Friday morning after “disgusting” social media post on her personal 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 that she had considered taking her own life last April – fired back.

“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.”

The 39-year-old asked “what kind of a person “can write something like this and then even worse laugh about it?.”

“A bad person, that’s who. And of course an ignorant one,” Dokic wrote on Instagram.

“I am thinking of all of those who have committed suicide, those who have wanted to, those who have lost friends and loved ones to suicide and all those struggling.

“I am fighting for all of those who feel like they don’t have a voice, who don’t feel like they are being heard, for those who are struggling, for those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, have lost loved ones and friends to suicide and I am fighting against ignorance, bad people, trolls, online abuse and disgusting human beings.

“So many are at their absolute breaking point so please be kind, caring and understanding.

“Sending so much love to all the good people out there and especially to all those struggling.”

On Thursday, Dokic was targeted by trolls in relation to her treatment at the hands of her father, Damir, which included decades of abuse as she detailed in her recent memoir.

“Enough is enough,” she wrote on Thursday.

“I will always speak up for and fight for what is right.

“It’s time to call it out and show it.

“Apparently it’s OK that I was abused, beaten to the point of being unconscious, beaten to the point of bleeding with a leather belt … because it was good for me and my tennis and I wouldn’t be where I am without it.”

It marks the latest in a string of cruel taunts dished out to tennis stars and commentators, with Nick Kyrgios’ manager Daniel Horsfall and doubles great Todd Woodbridge among those who have called out nasty social media posts in recent days.

Originally published as Jelena Dokic reveals she has once again been targeted by online trolls during the Aus Open

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