Stephens backs off from comments

Ah, the trials and flubs of youth.

Sloane Stephens created a furor last week with her overhead
slamming comments of Serena Williams in an interview with ESPN The
Magazine. Now, the rising American tennis player is backing off her

That tweet is a different tune than Stephens spoke in her
interview while discussing an icy relationship between the pair
since the youngster upset a hobbled Serena in Australia.

“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 the magazine. “And that should
tell everyone something, how she went from saying all these nice
things about me to unfollowing me on Twitter.”

Her mom tries to slow her down, but Sloane is insistent. “Like,
seriously! People should know. They think she’s so friendly and
she’s so this and she’s so that — no, that’s not reality! You
don’t unfollow someone on Twitter, delete them off of BlackBerry
Messenger. I mean, what for? Why?”

There was also the question of a tweet Serena apparently aimed
at Stephens.

But that has yet to be answered and Serena hasn’t returned
Stephens’ new sentiments … yet.