WTA - Rebecca Marino says online criticism afffected her badly

Marino dropped from top 40 to out of the top 500

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WTA - Rebecca Marino says online criticism afffected her badly

Canadian Rebecca Marino, once ranked in the top 40 in the world and considered potential top 20 material, has said that online criticism on social media sites affected her quite badly and played a part in her slide down the rankings.

Speaking to the New York Times in an interview, Marino commented, "“Things were being written about me, and I’m quite sensitive about that. And I’m quite nosy, so I’ll look it up. And then I’ll realize I shouldn’t have looked it up.” “With professional athletes, people put them on a pedestal sometimes, and they forget that they’re actually a person still.

I have a tendency to bottle things up.So I would hold it in, and then I would carry it out on court and it would affect my on-court side as well.” “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,.

And oh, my gosh, that is really scary.” "You know, there’s that saying ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.But that’s not true. Names definitely hurt. Words hurt.” Marino dropped out of the topp 500 after taking a break of seven months to recharge her batteries and is now back on the tour but still struggling to get back to her former level.

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