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 she was forced to cancel two scheduled appearances due to a sudden health emergency.

And just days earlier, Jelena Dokic was spotted jetting into Brisbane for several gruelling days of commentating at the Brisbane International tennis tournament. 

The former tennis pro, 40, was escorted through the terminal by an official for the event. 

Jelena dressed casually for her flight in a pair of blue trousers and a sweater. 

She completed her look with striking orange sneakers and a beige tote bag. 

She announced on Tuesday she was forced to cancel two scheduled appearances due to a sudden health emergency, and just days earlier, Jelena Dokic was spotted jetting into Brisbane for some gruelling days of work at the Brisbane International tennis tournament

At one point, Jelena looked exhausted as she put her hand to her face

At one point, Jelena looked exhausted as she put her hand to her face 

Jelena smiled and waves to photographers, but at one point looked exhausted as she put her hand to her face. 

Just days later on Tuesday, Jelena revealed she’s been struck down by a viral infection, prompting her immediate withdrawal from commentating duties at the Adelaide International.

In a message posted on her Instagram account, Jelena wrote, ‘I have come down with a viral infection, and I am out of commentating the Adelaide International this week.

Jelena dressed casually for her flight in a pair of blue trousers and a sweater

Jelena dressed casually for her flight in a pair of blue trousers and a sweater 

Jelena smiled and waves to photographers

Jelena smiled and waves to photographers 

‘I apologise to all my supporters in Adelaide because we had a book signing on Saturday, 13.01, and I know many of you were signed up for this and were really looking forward to this, just like me.’ 

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 am deeply sorry, as I have to get home to Melbourne ASAP,’ Jelena continued in her post. 

‘I will be back in Adelaide after January, and we will reschedule this book signing. I promise.’

The tennis star posted several photos of herself commentating at the Brisbane International tennis tournament

The tennis star posted several photos of herself commentating at the Brisbane International tennis tournament

Just days later on Tuesday, Jelena revealed she's been struck down by a viral infection, prompting her immediate withdrawal from commentating duties at the Adelaide International

Just days later on Tuesday, Jelena revealed she’s been struck down by a viral infection, prompting her immediate withdrawal from commentating duties at the Adelaide International 

It comes after Jelena hit out at ‘body shamers’.

She posted powerful images of herself at sizes 6 and 16, along with a lengthy caption imploring fans not to ‘judge’ her.

Will you judge me if I am a size 16 for being a bigger size?’ began the athlete-turned-commentator.

‘And will you judge me if I am ever a size 6 again for not being a bigger size anymore and for maybe losing weight?’

‘You shouldn’t. Either way,’ added Jelena.

Jelena recently hit out at 'body shamers'. She posted powerful images of herself at sizes 6 and 16, along with a lengthy caption imploring fans not to 'judge' her

Jelena recently hit out at ‘body shamers’. She posted powerful images of herself at sizes 6 and 16, along with a lengthy caption imploring fans not to ‘judge’ her 

‘Shaming and making fun of someone based on their weight or judging someone’s worth based on size is pure body shaming and bullying,’ wrote the former world number 4 ranked player.

‘When it comes to health, of course I want to be healthy. Of course I do my best. Of course I am working on myself.’

She went on to add, ‘The takeaway being that we need to stop obsessing about size, weight and measurements and focus on kindness, good hearts and generosity.’ 

‘So what if I am a size 16 today and a size 4 down the track. Who cares!’

‘And lastly, if you want to lose a few kilos, so what? If you gain some weight, so what? Nothing wrong with one or the other,’ concluded Jelena.

Jelena - pictured in 2011 - rose to fame as a professional teen tennis star

Jelena – pictured in 2011 – rose to fame as a professional teen tennis star

Jelena recently opened up to Stellar magazine about her years struggling with an eating disorder.

The tennis great revealed she spent years struggling with her relationship with food due to the trauma she experienced growing up.

She said much of her disordered eating stemmed from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and his weaponization of food when she was just a teenager.

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