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