Infectious Mononucleosis

There have been several players whose careers have been affected by Infectious Mononucleosis (aka: Mono or “the kissing disease”): Mario Ancic, Roger Federer, Christina McHale, Heather Watson and Robin Soderling immediately come to mind. FACTS Mono is caused primarily by EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) 95% of the adult world has been exposed to EBV (a…

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Great news

[CR117] Victoria Duval (USA) has announced that she has successfully completed her course of chemotherapy and she is “cancer free”. That is great news for her and her fans. Her enthusiasm and determination to fight for every point are what made her exciting to watch.  We hope to see her back on court competing very shortly.

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2014 season is over

“Everything happens for a reason”, it is my belief as well.  Even though you do not always understand the reason and you can get frustrated when things do not go the way you expect, it happens to teach you a valuable lesson. [24] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) will miss the rest of the 2014 season.  Her…

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Playing in the heat

Playing in the heat

The majority of the tennis season is played outdoors, forcing players to contend with extremes in weather.  While the wind and cool temperatures may adversely affect play, nothing impacts players more than hot and humid weather.  Matches can take more than ninety minutes, and in hot conditions at such intense levels of activity the body’s ability to…

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