Tennis star called racist after comments about India following three-week stay


Professional tennis player Dejana Radanovic was accused of being racist after making feedback about India following three ITF tournaments within the nation. 

Radanovic, the world No. 245 in ladies’s tennis, slammed the “meals, visitors and hygiene” of the nation on social media. 

“Adios India. See you by no means ever ever ever ever EVER once more,” she wrote in a collection of Instagram Tales from an airport following three weeks within the nation. 

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Serbia’s Dejana Radanovic hits a return subsequent to teammate Nikola Cacic throughout their blended doubles match towards Australia’s Storm Hunter and Matthew Ebden on the United Cup tennis match in Perth on January 3, 2024.  (COLIN MURTY/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

One other publish in Munich, Germany learn, “Hey civilization. Solely those that have skilled one thing like India for 3 weeks can perceive the sensation.”

Radanovic, who’s from Serbia, addressed the feedback that she was racist by saying she was merely commenting concerning the nation itself, not its folks. 

“I didn’t like India – the nation,” she wrote on one other Instagram Story. “I didn’t just like the meals, visitors, hygiene (worms within the meals, yellow pillows and soiled mattress linen within the lodge, not figuring out use roundabout and many others.) 

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“For those who come to my nation, Serbia, and also you don’t like all those self same issues, meaning you’re a racist??? What the hell that has to do with racism?! I’ve buddies all nationalities and colours so don’t go there trigger it’s an absolute NONSENSE!”

Radanovic continued together with her Tales, saying she loved the folks of India. 

Dejana Radanovic reaches for shot

Serbia’s Dejana Radanovic hits a return subsequent to teammate Nikola Cacic throughout their blended doubles match towards Australia’s Storm Hunter and Matthew Ebden on the United Cup tennis match in Perth on January 3, 2024.  (COLIN MURTY/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

“95% of the individuals who go to India from anyplace else on the earth can’t undertake [sic] to that type of life! In fact it’s totally different if you end up born there and used to it! How doesn’t liking talked about issues imply I didn’t just like the folks? Fairly reverse, I favored the folks there loads.”

Radanovic gave an instance of a person who “drove us on tuk-tuk- to courts every single day,” somebody that she had dinner with and “had a pleasant time.”

Others on social media, although, took Radanovic’s phrases in a unique mild. 

“Coming from a white individual this reeks of racism,” one X consumer posted. “No person pressured you to drink faucet water. Drink mineral one or from an aquaguard, fairly low-cost. Wash the fruits/greens. No person is asking you to lick them uncooked from roadside. You lack the brains, the nation is ok.”

Dejana Radanovic forehand

Dejana Radanovic (SRB) throughout the WSG Open – ITF World Tennis Tour, in Warsaw, Poland, on August 7, 2019. (Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto by way of Getty Pictures)

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Radanovic participated in three W50 occasions in Bengaluru, Pune and Indore. 


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