Former 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert called Jelena Dokic "a strong woman" and sent her love and support to the former Australian tennis player. On Monday, Dokic opened up in an emotional Instagram post, describing the depression she has been battling over the last six months.
Dokic found herself in an extremely dark space in late April and she wanted to committed a suicide by jumping off her balcony. Fortunately, Dokic was able to recollect herself in those moments and the tragic was avoided.
"You are a strong woman! And you have tremendous love and support from afar (heart emojis)," Evert wrote on Twitter.
Dokic: I just wanted the pain and suffering to stop
Dokic has received lots of love and support since sharing an emotional message on Instagram.
"28.04.2022-I almost jumped off my 26th floor balcony and took my own life," Dokic wrote in an Instagram post. "Will never forget the day. Everything is blurry. Everything is dark. No tone, no picture, nothing makes sense - just tears, sadness, depression, anxiety and pain.
The last six months have been tough. It’s been constant crying everywhere. From hiding in the bathroom when at work to wipe away my tears so that nobody sees it to the unstoppable crying at home within my four walls has been unbearable." "Constant feelings of sadness and pain are just not going away and my life has been shattered," Dokic added.
"I blame myself, I don’t think I am worthy of loving and I am scared. I also know that I still have so many things to be grateful for and then I start to hate myself because by feeling this way I feel like I am not grateful because I mustn’t be since I want to end it all.
Such a vicious cycle in my head. The result:almost jumping off my 26th floor balcony on April 28th. Will never forget the day, I just wanted the pain and the suffering to stop. I pulled myself of the edge, don’t even know how I managed to do it. Getting professional help saved my life."