Shelby Rogers: "I wish social media didn't exist"

This week, Shelby defeated countrywoman Madison Brengle, Sorana Cirstea and world number one Ashleigh Barty in New York before losing to very young British revelation Emma Raducanu with a clear score of 6-2 6-1

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Shelby Rogers: "I wish social media didn't exist"

Shelby Rogers was at the top 40 in the world a few weeks ago and in her career she boasts the quarter-finals at the Roland Garros and the US Open, as well as two finals played on the WTA Tour, in Bad Gastein in 2014 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

This week, Shelby defeated countrywoman Madison Brengle, Sorana Cirstea and world number one Ashleigh Barty in New York before losing to very young British revelation Emma Raducanu with a clear score of 6-2 6-1. Following her last meeting, Rogers revealed that she received particularly heavy messages via social networks.

As also revealed by the Punto de Break website, the American said: "Yes, in a sense I wish social networks didn't exist.

Shelby Rogers: "I wish social media didn't exist"

We find ourselves living here, in a world where there is a large part of marketing, of our contracts, in which they force us to do certain things.

If you want you can go to my profile yourself right now, where I'll probably get messages telling me I'm a pig, a fat woman, and other expressions that I can't repeat right now. That's the way it is: I try not to take it to heart, it's the negative side of any sport.

However, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to play at Arthur Ashe Stadium, not everyone has done so and it has happened to me three times. I try to put everything in perspective. It is clear that I am not proud of how my journey ended here.

Anyway, I can draw a lot of positives from this week and I will continue to stimulate myself to give even more and improve, little by little, in the coming weeks. I'm going to focus on what's important, not some guy's comment from the basement of her mother's house.

It's a shame, sometimes a comment gets into your head. Social media can't control what I do, how I train and how I face the future, but I wish they didn't exist. It is very difficult."

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