Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia was subject to a lot of hate messages following her opening round loss at the St. Petersburg Open. She lost to Lucky Loser Fiona Ferrero and received a chain of messages which she shared on her social media channels.
She published some of them in her Instagram story: "Stop tennis", "You are so bad and you make me lose my money", "I have never seen a loser as miserable as you, you are the shame of sport "," I hope you die from cancer "
Garcia still wanted to put things straight and wrote, “Messages from gamblers, this is classic after a defeat, today I just wanted to share them ... it doesn't change my life or my goals”. This type of thing is very common in tennis with many players subject to hate messages following losses including Gael Monfils, who received many messages following his loss in Antwerp, saying, Dirty *** ***, I bet 1,000 euros on you and you c *** on me dirty m **** "
After his victory at the London Masters last November, Stefanos Tsitsipas explained in a press conference that he had left social networks : "It is a waste of energy for my brain and my thoughts" She was recently spotted training at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Manacor.
Garcia has dropped to No. 46 in the rankings and recently lost in the second round of the Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No.4 in the WTA Rankings.