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Sister Andrea ( Jaeger)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, May 26, 2009.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    By Liz Clarke
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    It's a long way from Wimbledon's Centre Court to southwest Colorado. For Andrea Jaeger, the spiritual journey has been even longer.

    At 14, she was a pig-tailed phenom, brandishing every stroke in the tennis repertoire with a swagger that rivaled Jimmy Connors's.

    Most times, nothing thrilled her like winning -- especially if she felt she had a point to prove. Other times she was so tortured by the cost of success that she didn't try -- including, she says, intentionally losing the 1983 Wimbledon final.

    Now 43, Jaeger rarely picks up a racket or reflects on the era when she toppled legends of the game but had no friends, traveling the world with a father-turned-coach who believed that discipline, often in the form of a firm whack, was the most effective teacher.

    Today, the teen once ranked No. 2 in the world and on track to unseat Chris Evert atop the sport is an Anglican Dominican nun, ordained in 2006, and devoted to helping children with cancer

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Nothing likke rehashing a three- or four-year old story.
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