Daria Kasatkina shared a snippet of the vile on-line abuse she obtained after beating Magda Linette on the WTA Elite Trophy. Regardless of profitable the match, the Russian obtained a collection of insulting messages as she claimed issues have been now “utterly uncontrolled”.
Kasatkina grew to become the primary participant to qualify for the semi-finals at this week’s WTA Elite Trophy after profitable each matches she contested in her round-robin group. The world No 17 defeated Linette 6-3 6-4 on Thursday, having already earned a 7-5 1-6 6-1 win in opposition to Barbora Krejcikova.
It implies that she’s going to advance out of the group into the semi-final with a 100 per cent profitable document. Regardless of being victorious in each of her matches to date, Kasatkina was pressured to take to X (previously often known as Twitter) to deal with the vile messages she had been despatched following her win in opposition to Linette.
“I received btw. This s*** is totally uncontrolled,” the 26-year-old wrote alongside screenshots of three completely different messages. One of many remarks was a demise risk filled with X-rated insults, whereas one other person instructed Kasatkina: “I misplaced my wager due to ur stupidity.”
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It comes simply days after fellow WTA star Eva Lys additionally shared the torrent of abuse she obtained following a semi-final defeat on the Transylvania Open. The 21-year-old shared a collage of greater than 20 vile feedback and messages, which additionally included a collection of demise threats and excessive language. “Actuality of a tennis participant. Abuse isn’t okay,” Lys wrote.
Judy Murray not too long ago voiced her concern over the abuse that younger feminine tennis gamers have been receiving from gamblers on social media. “Younger ladies [playing at the Billie Jean King Cup] have been having issues with gamblers,” she stated, per The Occasions.
“Lots of people put cash on tennis gamers. In case you’re one of many individuals who’ve misplaced them cash then the demise threats that come by means of, it is horrible.” In Kasatkina’s case, the Russian made a degree that she was nonetheless receiving abuse – together with a message from somebody admitting they misplaced a wager – regardless of profitable her match.
The world No 17 is now ready to be taught who she’s going to face within the semi-final. The WTA Elite Trophy includes of 12 gamers who simply missed the lower for the official top-eight WTA Finals. Stars are cut up into 4 teams of three with the winner of every group advancing to knock out semi-finals in a bid to make the ultimate.