Sloane Stephens: "Racism never stopped, it's only gotten worse"

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Sloane Stephens: "Racism never stopped, it's only gotten worse"
Sloane Stephens: "Racism never stopped, it's only gotten worse"

Sloane Stephens, talking about her after her straight set win against Karolina Pliskova in the first round of the Roland Garros 2023, shared how she has had to deal with racist behavior against her throughout her life. Racist behavior against athletes that are getting worse and worse.

and even the software designed to protect them during Roland Garros doesn't fit Stephens said: "Yes, racism has obviously been an issue throughout my career. It never stopped. If anything, it's only gotten worse. I've heard of the software.

I haven't used it. I have a lot of obviously key words banned on Instagram and all of these things, but that doesn't stop someone from just typing in an asterisk or typing it in a different way, which obviously software most of the time doesn't catch.

I mean, obviously when there is FBI investigations going on with what people are saying to you online, it's very serious. Obviously it's been something that I have dealt with my whole career. I think that, like I said, it's only continued to get worse, and people online have the free rein to say and do whatever they want behind fake pages, which is obviously very troublesome.

It's something I have had to deal with my whole career and something I will continue to deal with, I'm sure. That's that." The software provided by the organizers is for the first time capable of identifying and removing racism and other forms of hate speech, and the French Tennis Federation has made it available to all players in the tournament.

Using artificial intelligence, the software filters out offensive comments on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Stephens on how you feel alone in tennis

A few weeks ago, on the eve of the Italian Open, in Rome, the US tennis star said: "We tennis players are very alone.

It's a very difficult and lonely sport and I think if we take the human aspect of like, oh, they're just competing, they're just sad. There are so many elements to being a professional tennis player and athlete." On Twitter she added: "I think people don't sit down and take the time to think about their mental health.

Our health largely depends on our bonds with one another. @Surgeon_General's new opinion highlights evidence that Meaningful relationships are beneficial to our individual and collective health and well-being."

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