Tennis world is still digesting the fact that Maria Sharapova failed a drug test during the 2016 Australian Open, but have you noticed that we’ve had just few opinions shared about the shocking news by WTA players on Twitter? Whenever there is something groundbreaking happening in tennis or in the world in general, my Twitter feed is filled with players’ reactions, but this time I can notice that so many players have stayed silent. Am I right? Are they afraid of commenting on this delicate topic?
Here are tweets of players that did share their opinion.
Jamie Hampton has been very vocal on the topic, getting engaged in a heated conversation:
I do not want to see @MariaSharapova career end on an honest mistake.
— Jamie Hampton (@Jamie_Hampton) March 8, 2016
Madison Keys showed her support:
As well as Kim Clijsters:
Very disappointed waking up to hear the news about @MariaSharapova …
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) March 8, 2016
Melanie South is simply shocked:
Sharapova ?? — Melanie South (@melaniesouth) March 7, 2016
As well as Rennae Stubbs:
Anne Keothavong stayed reserved:
Sharapova failed a drugs test. Not sure what to make of that.
— Anne Keothavong (@annekeothavong) March 7, 2016
Alla Kudryavtseva just retweeted the statement of WTA’s CEO Steve Simon:
— WTA (@WTA) March 7, 2016
Marina Navratilova thinks it’s an honest mistake:
While Switzerland’s Conny Perrin believes Maria is a cheat.
Diabetes + Sugarpova = Nonsense. That Shows Are Very Sad Side Of Tennis, 4 All Of Us Who Are Believing In A Fair Game & Dedicate So Much.
— Conny Perrin (@conny_perrin) March 7, 2016
This is pretty much it, aside from Jennifer Capriati’s fair share of drama on Twitter. Where are all the other players to share their thoughts? Here I included many retired players and lower ranked ones. Where are all the top players to say what they think? I’m just curious as to why they are not reacting, since this is a big happening in tennis and when some other big things happened, at least 50 players shared their thoughts on Twitter.