Former top 40 player Rebecca Marino has decided to stop communicating with her fans on social media sites Facebook and Twitter after receiving a barrage of criticism following her struggles on the court. Marino, now ranked outside the top 400 after taking a seven month break from the sport last year, wrote on her Facebook page - “Thank you to all of my fans for their support.
This will be my last message on Facebook, as I will be deleting this page shortly. Thank you all for your support. I just need to detach myself from the social media for a while. Thank you for understanding. Much love, Rebecca, xoxo” Marino also deleted her account on Twitter on Monday night.
The Canadian spoke to the New York Times last week and said cyber bullying was one of the reasons she stepped away from the sport last year.
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