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Players: healthy mind equals healthy game

Updated: January 30, 2004, 10:53 AM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

In tennis, it's only you and your opponent on the court. No coaching allowed. In that environment, focus often is the deciding factor.

It used to be that players had to eat, live and breathe tennis (vis--vis Capriati, the early years). Today, the top four women in tennis (no matter what their ranking now) Serena and Venus Williams, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters have found a balance. They all have personal lives and outside interests they say are important to maintaining ...

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