Treat tennis development uniformly

Originally Published: April 22, 2009
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

If any endeavor should transcend national borders, it's the development of tennis players. Maria Sharapova was born in one part of Russia, moved to another, migrated to Florida to train with children from all over the globe and refined her game in California under the tutelage of a Dutchman born in Indonesia. Andy Murray grew up in Scotland, enhanced his tennis skills in Spain and most recently spent several weeks in Miami honing his fitness. Marat Safin and his sister Dinara Safina were taught ...

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