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Ranked 556th in a cut-throat world: Stories from tennis’ other side

Ranked 556th in a cut-throat world: Stories from tennis’ other side
Saturday 14
10:11 2019

Yudanov was national champion as a teenager but then turned her back on tennis Marina Yudanov is the 556th best tennis player in the world. It is an unremarkable statistic that hides a remarkable story. Back at the start of 2017, Yudanov, 29, was earning more than £30,000 a year as an engineer for Volvo in her native Sweden. She was financially secure and settled, physically at least, in the buzzing second city of Gothenburg. But something was missing. That was when she threw herself into the cut-throat world of a hustling lower-level tennis pro, in search of what might ...

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Summary: Marina Yudanov could resist no longer. She left comfort behind in pursuit of what might have been. She is the tennis world number 556.

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