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Alisa Kleybanova has healthy outlook

Updated: March 19, 2012, 6:49 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- At this time last year, Alisa Kleybanova thought everything was fine.

She was ranked 20th in the world and hoping for a good performance in the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament.

She was working hard in practice with her coach and close friend, Julian Vespan, trying to get stronger and overcome her nerves, which were impacting her game. As it turned out, Kleybanova lost 7-5, 6-3 to Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in Miami, and she began ...

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