What a refreshment! The WTA is updating us on Tatiana Golovin.
In the peak of her success, at the top of her game, Tatiana Golovin was faced with a recognition that she would probably never play tennis again. What later proved to be a chronic back inflammation struck when the Russian-born Frenchwoman was a 20-year-old close to reaching Top 10 in the WTA rankings, and after a breakthrough 2007 with two titles (Portoroz and Amelia Island) and two finals (Stuttgart and Zurich).
At the time I never thought I would stop six months later […] Mentally it was very tough. It's a big shock when something so important in your life goes away. It took me a whole year to realize I couldn't play anymore. I took time off to go away from everything and try to find myself again.
Even though she was not prepared for such a turn in her life, Golovin has learned to embrace what she has and is now studying and spending more time with family and friends. Read more »