“End this ridiculous debate,” Belinda Bencic and Shelby Roger’s cold exchange in Charleston escalate trash-talking discussion among fans

Fans Worldwide React Positively and Negatively to Bencic's Lighthearted Comments on Trash Talking in Tennis


“End this ridiculous debate,” Belinda Bencic and Shelby Roger’s cold exchange in Charleston escalate trash-talking discussion among fans

Belinda Bencic and Shelby Roger

On Thursday at the Family Circle Tennis Center, Belinda Bencic, the defending champion, and the fourth seed advanced to the quarterfinals of the Charleston Open by defeating Shelby Rogers, a hometown favorite, with a score of 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Belinda Bencic, who is currently ranked 11th and has won two titles on the tour this year, earned her 18th victory of the season. In the next round, she will face the seventh-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova from Russia.

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Belinda Bencic and Ekaterina Alexandrova will face each other in the quarterfinals of the Charleston Open, just as they did last year in the semifinals, which Bencic won. Bencic will be seeking to avenge her defeat to Alexandrova last month in Miami, and currently, the two players have an equal record of three wins each in their career head-to-head matches. In the previous round of the Charleston tournament, Bencic defeated Katherine Sebov, a Canadian qualifier, with a score of 6-0, 6-3.

After the match, Bencic gave an interview with the Tennis Letter in which she shared some humorous comments. One of the notable comments made by Bencic was regarding trash talk in tennis. She joked that Rogers would approve of trash talk in the sport after almost bumping into her during a changeover. This statement by Bencic has sparked a range of reactions from fans worldwide, both positive and negative.

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Below are some responses from fans on Twitter:

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Belinda Bencic (Credits: Twitter)

While some fans found Bencic’s comments amusing and lighthearted, others criticized them for promoting unsportsmanlike behavior on the court. Tennis has always been known as a sport with a strong emphasis on fair play and respect for one’s opponents, and some fans feel that trash talk would go against these values.

Despite the mixed reactions, it’s clear that Bencic’s comments have sparked a conversation about trash talk in tennis. While some players have been known to engage in trash talk during matches, it’s not a common occurrence in the sport, and many players prefer to let their play do the talking.

Overall, Bencic’s comments have brought some levity to the serious world of tennis, but they also raise important questions about the role of trash talk in the sport. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s clear that Bencic’s comments have sparked a lively debate among tennis fans worldwide.

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