Ex-tennis star Jelena Dokic shows off dramatic six stone weight loss after revealing she was ashamed to leave house after retirement

FORMER tennis star Jelena Dokic has showed off her epic body transformation after losing an incredible six stone since October.

The 35-year-old – who retired in 2014 – claimed she was too ashamed to leave her house after reaching almost 19 stone at her heaviest.

 Jelena Dokic showed off her incredibly body transformation in a post on Instagram

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Jelena Dokic showed off her incredibly body transformation in a post on Instagram

The former world No 4 now tips the scales at just over 12 stone – and has set her sights on slimming down to around 10st.

Posting a picture on Instagram of her from October and now, the Australian declared she turned down job opportunities because she felt too insecure.

Dokic said: "The photo on the left and the start of my weight loss journey is a hard one to post and look at.

"I was unhealthy and unfit but even more importantly I was so unhappy, with no confidence.

"I didn't want to go out of the house and I even turned down work opportunities because I was so insecure and unhappy."

While she added: "It's not just about weight loss either but about having a healthy and balanced lifestyle and developing healthy but sustainable habits for the rest of your life.

"While I don't want to talk about the kilos too much, I have lost almost 20 kilos (3st) between the second and third picture alone.

"I hope I can inspire and motivate you all. No matter what you are trying to achieve, it can be done.

"I am half way on my weight loss journey and very excited about what is ahead."

Dokic – who is engaged to boyfriend of 15 years Tim Bikic – revealed last year that she had "suicidal thoughts" after being abused by her dad as a child.

The 2000 Wimbledon semi-finalist lifted the lid on her early years in her autobiography, where she claimed her father would whip her with a belt if she failed on court. 

 Former Australian tennis star Dokic retired from the sport in 2014

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Former Australian tennis star Dokic retired from the sport in 2014
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FORMER tennis star Jelena Dokic has showed off her epic body transformation after losing an incredible six stone since October.