While the case of Vinicius Jr. and the Valencia fans continues to be a hot topic in Spain, another sportswoman, in this case a tennis player, has complained that she has suffered episodes of racism throughout her career.
It is Sloane Stephens, the current number 30 in the rankings and who became the third highest ranked player in the WTA in July 2018. Sloane, a native of Florida, explained the traumatic instances.
“I have suffered racist attacks on social media throughout my life and it’s such a serious issue that even the FBI is involved,” she said yesterday after the first round of Roland Garros.
“I think it’s getting worse in recent times”.
The American, a flamboyant finalist at Roland Garros in 2018, is trying to find herself again after being considered one of the great talents of tennis in her country. For the moment, at the age of 30, she passed the initial hurdle at the French Open after defeating Karolina Pliskova, 6-0, 6-4.
The management of the French tournament has offered tennis players an application, christened ‘Bodyguard’, which protects social networks from possible insults.
“I have not downloaded the tool because I do not think it works because you can be insulted in different ways. It is very easy to create fake profiles on the internet,” she concluded.
Amanda Anisimova, one of the hopes of American tennis, decided to put her racket aside at the beginning of May because of the continuous insults on social media about her physical condition
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