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Canadian tennis player Rebecca Marino quits after cyberbullyingMarino announced on Wednesday she has decided to “step away from tennis.” While the former world No. 38 did not give specifics about the departure, she recently revealed part of the reason why she went on a seven-month hiatus last February was because of cyberbullying.
The 22-year-old told the New York Times last week she has found the Internet criticism that often comes with being a pro athlete overwhelming at times, and it played a role in her deciding to take a seven-month hiatus from the game about a year ago.
“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,’” she told the Times. “And oh, my gosh, that is really scary.” (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

Canadian tennis player Rebecca Marino quits after cyberbullying
Marino announced on Wednesday she has decided to “step away from tennis.” While the former world No. 38 did not give specifics about the departure, she recently revealed part of the reason why she went on a seven-month hiatus last February was because of cyberbullying.

The 22-year-old told the New York Times last week she has found the Internet criticism that often comes with being a pro athlete overwhelming at times, and it played a role in her deciding to take a seven-month hiatus from the game about a year ago.

“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,’” she told the Times. “And oh, my gosh, that is really scary.” (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

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    Stop following it do what ur called to do & don’t let the world dictate u
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    That’s terrible…..Good thing...isn’t Serena cos...would’ve...
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    The world has far too many asshats.
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    so don’t read what people say...will be worse now, everybody will say you’re stupid!
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    tennis is hard enough without a bunch of asshats fucking with you over the internet
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