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Lilia is a product of laziness and getting caught up in the fast lifestyle...at least this is what people who have worked with her are saying.

She was in the USTA Development program and did not take full advantage of the opportunity. She blew most of the money she made and never really put alot of time into fitness training...even now, she is supposedly in europe because that is where her boyfriend/coach is from.

I hope she realizes soon that age is not on her side and that she needs to make some drastic changes and a major investment into her training.
 

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Lilia is a product of laziness and getting caught up in the fast lifestyle...at least this is what people who have worked with her are saying.

She was in the USTA Development program and did not take full advantage of the opportunity. She blew most of the money she made and never really put alot of time into fitness training...even now, she is supposedly in europe because that is where her boyfriend/coach is from.

I hope she realizes soon that age is not on her side and that she needs to make some drastic changes and a major investment into her training.

Whoa, now if that story is true that is a real shame.
 

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Lilia needs to get herself off clay courts for starters.

She would have been much wiser going back to the States and playing on the hardcourts, her footwork on clay is way below par and that is why she is getting beaten by lower ranked players in 25k European challengers right now. Add that with the fact that her confidence probably isn't soaring right now and her focus may not even be tennis as a #1 priority right now, and that isn't going to add up to top 50 ranking again.

If Lilia puts 100% into her tennis, she can get herself back to top 100 anyway. She has a solid game when it's all working, but she's not making the best career decisions right now.
 

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Lilia had quite a year in 2000, reaching the fourth round of both Wimbledon and later the US Open. I remember watching her play Dementieva and really pushed her, losing in 3 close sets. Best of luck to her.
 
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