Stephens reports harassment messages after losing to Kerber

Former US Open champion, local Sloane Stephens, who was eliminated last day after losing to German Angelique Kerber, 16th favorite, He denounced this Saturday the harassment he suffered on his Instagram account for having lost.

Stephens, who lost in three sets to Kerber, another former champion, shared on her Instagram stories that angry strangers sent more than 2,000 abusive messages to his account on the social network because they were “upset by the result.” “It is very difficult to read messages like these,” Stephens wrote, sharing examples of some of the messages he received. “This isn’t talked about enough, but it really sucks,” Stephens wrote.

She ended the series of posts on a positive note, sharing encouraging messages she received and expressing happiness that she had a strong support system. “I am choosing positive vibes over negative ones. I choose to show you happiness here, but it’s not always smiles and roses, “Stephens wrote.

Local failure in the women’s team

Without the presence of sisters Venus and Serena Williams this year, American women’s tennis has nothing but the Shelby Rogers option. of being able to go to the fourth round after Jessica Pegula, twenty-third seeded player, also lost today 6-2, 6-4 against the Swiss Belinda Bencic, eleventh favorite and Olympic champion. Rogers faced Australian Ashleigh Barty, the first seed, on Saturday for a place in the round of 16.

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