19YO WTA Prodigy Becomes the Newest Victim of Tennis’ Major Issue as She Exposes Tons of Bullies

Published 02/07/2024, 4:46 AM EST

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Linda Nosková made headlines at the very start of this new season when she outclassed the 4-time singles Grand Slam champion and the top seed, Iga Świątek, at the Australian Open. In doing so, the 19-year-old player also became the first teenager to defeat a World No. 1 at the Grand Slam event in Melbourne. But even after that major breakthrough, things are not going well for Nosková, as she has lately been a victim of online abuse.

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The WTA prodigy has failed to replicate her Australian Open performances during her participation in the Abu Dhabi Open, where she faced an early-round defeat. Following her round-of-32 match, Nosková was brutally trolled and criticized by many fans, as she recently came forward to expose tons of bullies on social media.

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Despite some brilliant performances in the qualifier round, the 19-year-old player tasted a first-round defeat at the hands of her Spanish opponent, Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. After her match at the Abu Dhabi Open, Linda Nosková recently disclosed that she has become the newest victim of one of the major issues in the sport while exposing all the abusive messages she has received on social media.

While compiling all the messages in a video clip, the young WTA superstar added the popular track ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ by Sophie Ellis-Bextor and recently shared it on her Instagram stories. Taking note of the same, a fan recently shared the news on Reddit by stating, “Linda Noskova posts all the bad DMs she recieved after her loss to Sorribes Tormo today.”

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Other fans were quick to react in the comments section as they urged other players to also do this regularly. One user commented, “More players should do this regularly, especially for profiles with peoples’ real pictures and names attached. Might make them think twice about doing it again.”

 

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Meanwhile, a user also lauded the Australian Open quarterfinalist for shedding light on such a major issue with a touch of humor, as he also lashed out at the people sending those messages. The fan said, “It’s good she has a sense of humor about it all. It’s amazing how pervasive degenerate gamblers sending these messages are. We’re talking about a WTA 500 first round match here. I remember a random ITF player who played in front of a crowd of 20 people getting hundreds of hate comments.”

 

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Anurag Gusain

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Like millions of fans around the world, my foray into the world of tennis began after witnessing the incredible domination of the ?King of Clay? over the past decade. It was my passion for tennis that initially drew me to the dynamic field of sports journalism. My professional journey in sports journalism with EssentiallySports has seen me cover over 1000 articles, focusing on almost every ATP and WTA tournament, including Grand Slams.
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