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This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:52:17 PM »
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...Meet Rebecca Marino, a 22-year-old Canadian tennis player who has been ranked as high as 38th in the world in women's professional tennis. Marino has a 150-107 record in her WTA career, with no wins and one runner-up back in 2011. This week, Marino announced that she would be retiring from professional tennis because she was struggling with all the online abuse she was getting from "fans" that berated her on social media.

Marino admitted during a conference call this week announcing her retirement that she has been battling depression for over six years and all the negative energy from the social media outlets just pushed her into a darker place instead of improving her outlook on life.

“Social media has also taken its toll on me," Marino said, saying that she would receive numerous tweets that tell her to "go die" and "go burn in hell" and even scold her for costing her money if people had bet on her during certain matches.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/rebecca-marino-quits-tennis-because-bullying-social-media-175955476--ten.html

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Hopefully she'll just take some time away for now until she's in a better place. She's young, she has a lot of tennis ahead of her.

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 04:59:46 PM »
Sorry for the dumb comment, but, why didn't she just delete her social media accounts?  :confused1:
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This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 09:30:21 PM »
I agree. No one makes anyone look at the social media on line. That's a choice - so if you are bothered by it - just don't go in line! That seems more sensible than retiring from tennis!!


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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 10:43:57 PM »
A better article, here. It's really about her 6 year (since 16) struggle with depression.

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“I have been suffering from depression for many years, and I had gotten to my lowest point last February,” she said of the time her first hiatus began one year ago. “I opened up to my friends and family about what was going on. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but it is also the best thing I have ever done. Seeking help got me through to a better outlook, and made me enjoy life. To this day I still struggle with my depression, but I am doing far better than before.”

Marino said that at points during her hiatus, her depression left her unable to perform basic tasks.
“I’ve had days where I haven’t been able to get out of bed,” she said. “I’ve had days where I can’t even go to put my clothes on. It’s really hard to describe, but you just have this smothered feeling of grey.”


http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/marino-steps-back-from-tennis-a-second-time/?smid=tw-NYTStraightSets&seid=auto

That first article was sensationalizing social media bullying  :thumb-down: not the real story here.
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 10:45:07 PM »
Gotcha  :))
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 10:49:57 PM »
Too bad they make up stories to attract attention, what happened to truth in reporting?
 
 

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 11:17:10 PM »
Too bad they make up stories to attract attention, what happened to truth in reporting?

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 11:23:52 PM »
Rebecca has been on my radar since I first heard of her because I'm a Marino (mom) and we share the same birthday. Now this! I wasn't much older than she is now when I was telling a doctor:

"I've had days where I haven't been able to get out of bed. I've had days where I can't even go to put my clothes on. It's really hard to describe, but you just have this smothered feeling of grey."

EDIT: Ooops! re birthday, no we don't lol
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depession/bullying
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 05:39:58 AM »
Rebecca has been on my radar since I first heard of her because I'm a Marino (mom) and we share the same birthday. Now this! I wasn't much older than she is now when I was telling a doctor:

"I've had days where I haven't been able to get out of bed. I've had days where I can't even go to put my clothes on. It's really hard to describe, but you just have this smothered feeling of grey."

EDIT: Ooops! re birthday, no we don't lol
:(  Hope she has a good support system in place.

Too bad she can't just laugh off the negative feedback from social media.
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 11:49:11 AM »
Maybe she'll get it together and come back.
 

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 03:25:30 PM »
Bummer.  It has to be tough to not read what others are saying about you.  Imagine being someone like Tim Henman back in the day with the pressure he had to win a slam.
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 12:36:28 AM »
Bummer.  It has to be tough to not read what others are saying about you.  Imagine being someone like Tim Henman back in the day with the pressure he had to win a slam.
people love drama, most people gossip, some people don't like to see others succeeding because they are miserable with their own miserable lives.  You have to be really strong to simply ignore that sort of  negative energy. I feel bad for this girl, but she seems to be simply depressed. Why would you even worry what some 'internet strangers' think about you and what they BS about you on social networks?

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 02:13:38 AM »
I don't know her but it seems that she has low esteem!  Another player that needs Ivan Lendl :rofl_2:

If not Ivan; Jimmy Connors comes to mind! 

Connors or Lendl just need to talk with her - yell at her for a good 3 hours would do it!  Set her back on track!

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 09:49:16 AM »
I'm sorry for her, but she should know that she shouldn't take random online people seriously. Her friends and family have plenty of nice things to say about her for sure. What an overreaction  :scared:

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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 02:21:17 PM »
It's nice to see that since her announcement, a FB fan page (no hers) has been growing and been very supportive. I was #173, now it's up to 203 and about 100 well wishes.
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Sure, if this was Serena or Sharapova, they would have 5 million fans, and 70 million posts. But who has ever heard of a Canadian WTA player???
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Re: This is sad: Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of depression
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 01:19:02 AM »
This is really sad news.