Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has said goodbye to posting bikini pictures on Instagram, revealing that it is taking the shine off her tennis career.
Bouchard, 26, boasts 2.1million followers on Instagram, where she has become somewhat of a social media sensation.
Renowned for uploading stunning bikini pictures along with snaps from her various tennis outings but Bouchard
now says it is time to take a new approach in a bid to move the spotlight firmly back on her sporting career.
It does appear many of her teeming fans are now more interested in the bikini stuff than what she is doing on the courts.
“I really try to refrain from posting bikini pictures. I really do. I’m trying my best,” Bouchard told tennis.com. “Apparently if you post that it means you don’t play tennis or something.
“It’s influenced a little bit how I act. Maybe I’m just getting more mature and I’m like, ‘Look, I’m not going to post butt pictures every day’.”
Bouchard has encountered plenty of ups and downs on social media, but the former Wimbledon finalist insists she doesn’t listen to the naysayers anymore.
“I’ve been through the whole spectrum of people loving you. When everything’s going great, people love you. When everything’s going bad, people hate you,” she added.
“I’ve been through that wave so many times. It just sucks. People think social media is an exact representation of your day when it’s not.
“I can go running for eight hours then go to dinner and post a selfie and people think I just went to dinner. People need to realise it’s only what people choose to show, that’s what’s out there.
“I went through the whole spectrum of wanting to post, not wanting to post, being scared, being like, ‘Eff all of ou guys, I’m gonna still live my life’.
“I just don’t even care anymore, it’s exhausting.
“I don’t value the opinions of people out there who are just judging what I put out there.”