June 13, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Comeback takes toll on Gasparyan

It’s that time of the year, when players are starting to look like mummies.

A case in point is Margarita Gasparyan, who began the season ranked No. 1,121 – and stands at No. 109 as of Monday.

Coming back from injuries and a long layoff usually ends up with other body parts barking. And last week in Luxembourg, Gasparyan had the knee, right forearm and then the ankle taped up.

The inset pic is of Yana Sizikova, a 23-year-old Russian who has played in tournaments with purses ranging from $15,000 to over $600,000 in 2018.

It’s a long season.

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