Serena is not friendly: Rising US star Sloane

May 07, 2013, 00:55 IST | AFP

Rising US star Sloane Stephens has slammed Serena Williams, describing her Fed Cup teammate as a sore loser and saying she snubbed Stephens on Twitter after losing to her at the Aussie Open in January.

In excerpts from an interview with ESPN Magazine, Stephens said Williams has not spoken to her since the 20-year-old beat 15-time major winner in the first Grand Slam of the year. “People should know,” Stephens said. “They think she’s so friendly and she’s so this and she’s so that -- no, that’s not reality.”

Sloane Stephens
Livid: Sloane Stephens

In the interview conducted last month, Stephens said she now gets the silent treatment from Williams in the locker room and through social media since their last WTA Tour match. The two were teammates at a Fed Cup tie two weeks ago in Florida.

“She’s not said one word to me, not spoken to me, not said hi, not looked my way, not been in the same room with me since I played her in Australia,” Stephens told ESPN.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

“And that should tell everyone something, how she went from saying all these nice things about me to unfollowing me on Twitter. You don’t unfollow someone on Twitter, delete them off of BlackBerry Messenger. I mean, what for? Why?”

Stephens said two days following their quarter-final match in Australia, Williams posted a backhanded tweet on her social networking page. “I made you,” Williams wrote. Said Stephens, “You really don’t think I know that’s about me.” 

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