Twenty-year-old Russian tennis ace Sofya Zhuk has decided to fully embrace her new career as a model, and went topless on Instagram, but not everybody was won over by the blonde bombshell’s body confidence.
The 20-year-old, who put her tennis career on hold in March and is signed to Elite Model Management Miami, posted a picture of herself wearing nothing but denim shorts and covering a bare chest with just her arm.
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“Why not?” was Zhuk’s carefree caption to the photo, which caused an uproar on her page with many followers condemning the player for sharing the revealing snap.
“You’d better train, rather than posting naked pics,” one user wrote. “It’s too much. Doesn’t suit you at all,” another added.
“You played tennis bad and now you are posing bad,” one more comment read.
Several hours after sharing the post, the blonde Muscovite deleted the topless picture from her social media page. However, other users praised the player for her fine physical shape suggesting that she could switch to modelling full-time.
Zhuk, who won the 2015 junior Wimbledon, was among the top junior players in the world.
Her senior career has not been as successful so far with the player being ranked just 435th by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
In contrast to her junior results she hasn’t yet managed to overcome the first round barrier at any Grand Slam tournament.