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.