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Tennis star Madison Keys is calling out cyberbullies in a new campaign

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Tennis star Madison Keys is calling out cyberbullies in a new campaign

WATCH | This week's Tennis Channel segment chronicles a new initiative from tennis pro Madison Keys, whose new campaign rips online trolls and calls for an end to cyberbullying. (Full disclosure: Tennis Channel is owned by Circa's parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group.)

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Madison Keys celebrates a victory at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 2, 2016. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant.)

As Tennis Channel reported Saturday, the 22-year-old tennis pro partnered with the empowerment group FearlesslyGirl to call out cyberbullies and call for an end to related toxic behavior.

Keys said she enjoys interacting with fans on social media, but often is accosted by nasty comments online. After reading aloud several brutal examples thereof, she called out their authors.


"People who just feel like, because they're behind a computer screen or a phone screen, they can say whatever they want: If you can't say what you're saying to me or to anyone else, in front of your best friend or your daughter or, you know, your mom, then you shouldn't be typing it, either," she added.

Saturday on Twitter, Keys posted a link to a longer version of her public service announcement.

Many of Keys' fans were grateful for her message.

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