Top players struggle with health

Updated: May 20, 2004, 11:54 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The French Open defending champion has been infested with a curious virus that leaves the once-indomitable competitor weak and listless. The robust fellow Belgian she defeated in last year's final, heretofore one of the hardiest players in the game, is sidelined with a throbbing left wrist. The American sisters, both former world No. 1s, are in various stages of disrepair -- one is troubled by a surgically repaired knee that kept her sidelined for eight months, while the other has suffered from ...

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