The pic above was taken at the Toronto ITF event just over three years ago.
Cici Bellis was 17 then, and just breaking into the top 100. Less than a year later, she was No. 35 in the world.
But maybe the happy ending is in sight. After not playing a match for 20 months, Bellis is making an impressive return in the WTA 125K in Houston this week.
She won a qualifying match against Alexa Glatch, then beat Aussie Ellen Perez 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.
Wednesday, she outlasted Varvara Lepchenko in a third-set tiebreak.