From the New York Times “Straight Set” Blog comes a story of the cyberbulling of Rebecca Marino of Canada. Rebecca played Venus Williams in the second round of the 2010 U.S. Open. “Now I know what it’s like to play myself,” Williams said of Marino after that match.
Ranked as low as No. 192 a year earlier, Marino climbed quickly, reaching a career high of No. 38 in July 2011.
When she started to lose, there were some very cruel things posted to her Twitter account. “They’ll say, ‘You gave that match away, you cost me such-and-such amount of money, you should go burn in hell,’ or ‘You should go die,’ ” Marino said. “And oh, my gosh, that is really scary.”
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