Corina Getting Divorced!!
WOW I wouldnt have expected this!
Morariu shows heart, beats Bedanova
May 29 2003
By Charles Bricker
PARIS - Corina Morariu, back on tour after shoulder surgery and looking physically stronger than she has in months, fought from behind Tuesday at the French Open to win her first Grand Slam match in three years.
But it's her emotional strength that continues to shine through. Since 2001 she has missed more than a year of playing time while being treated for a rare form of leukemia, which is now in remission. She missed another five months in 2003 with a bursitis problem. And now she is going through a divorce and a move out of Boca Raton to southern California.
"I need to be on my own for a while and have some independence, and I'm looking forward to it," Morariu said after her 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 44 Daja Bedanova.
She said she has separated from Andrew Turcinovich, her former coach whom she married in 1999.
"He's moved back to Australia and we're in the process of getting divorced," Morariu said. "When I get back from Wimbledon, I'm going to pack up. I've got a ton of friends out there. I've lived in Florida since I was 4, so there's a lot of memories there. But it's a tough time for me."
She made her comeback from surgery May 19 in Strasbourg, France, where she won a round before losing to No. 11 Anastasia Myskina.
"After not having played a lot of matches, it's a nice feeling to win a few. My body has been through a lot," Morariu said. "But I've been working really hard in the gym."
In the second round of the Open, Morariu will face Paola Suarez, 26. Morariu is looking for all the tennis she can play and, in an effort to recapture her elite doubles status, she has teamed with former doubles No. 1 Rennae Stubbs, who split after last season with longtime partner Lisa Raymond. Morariu reached No. 1 in doubles twice in 2000 while playing with Lindsay Davenport. Davenport is playing with Raymond this year.
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