Daria Kasatkina has highlighted the social media abuse she has received after becoming the first player to reach the semifinals of WTA Elite Trophy.
The Russian beat Poland’s Magda Linette 6-3, 6-4 and then posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, saying she won her match but the abuse she gets “is completely out of control.”
She included an image showing some of the abusive messages she had received.
Kasatkina beat top-seeded Barbora Krejcikova in her first round-robin match in the Azalea group of the second-tier post-season event on Thursday, with former French Open champ Krejcikova and Linette both now eliminated.
Third seed Jelena Ostapenko rallied to beat Donna Vekic 4-6 6-4 6-1 to win her opening match in the Orchid group, a result which eliminated the Croatian.
Ostapenko will next play Chinese player Zheng Qinwen, who beat Vekic in her first match, to decide who advances as group winner.
The 12-player tournament is the first post-season event on the women’s tour. It features the 11 highest-ranked singles players who did not qualify for next month’s WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico.