Carling's a real nice lady, it's a shame that her career never became what it could have been, but it's so encouraging to know how grounded she has become despite the ordeals she had to go through. It takes a lot of strength to be able to openly admit you have a problem like that, and I am sure she is hardly the first, nor last female tennis player to battle against eating disorders. Huge accolades to her for speaking out about it.
Also, big congratulations on her induction into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, I am sure she is very honoured, and it's great to see her being recognized for her achievements. She did a lot for tennis here in Canada despite a relatively short career.
[email protected]'d always known her as "Carling Darling". but Darling Carling fits just as well! Pam Shriver talks about Bassett in her book "Passing Shots". After reading what Pammy has to say, readers will still think she is darling. 1983 was the year Bassett, Jaeger, and Temesvari (another blonde stunner) were all on the scene to seemingly challenge Navratilova and Evert. Little did we know they would all be shooting stars with 1983 their best year rather than only a start.