February 19, 2024

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A decade of pain for Ana Konjuh

Croatia’s Ana Konjuh has been in pain for a decade.

The former US Open and Australian Open junior champion, who did the Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double at 14, Konjuh had three surgeries on her right elbow – the third right after she hit the top 20 at age 19.

In this Behind the Racket post, he talks about playing with pain since she was … 12  

As a last resort, Konjuh – only 21– had ulnar lateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John) surgery in March. 

Brian Baker needed three years to recover.

(Pic of Konjuh, with fellow ’97 Belinda Bencic in the ’12 Wimbledon junior girls doubles final).

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