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Old 09-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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doesn't make a lot of sense to me either

like thacher, she's interested in being a doctor according to a lot of the articles

and like thacher, she's going to be pretty old by the time she finishes residency etc after taking a few years to give it a go at pro tennis...she'll have to put in a couple years finishing her college degree, taking pre-med reqs, and applying before she even thinks about med school

hard to tell someone not to take their shot at the glory of being a star athlete, but come on, who's the career counselor for stanford's tennis teams
While that's all true, I don't see the problem. If she fizzles out on tour, or even if she has a relatively long successful career, if she really wants to be a doctor, she'll make it happen. So what if she'll be "pretty old" by the time she finishes her residency. If she's okay with it, why would it be a problem? If it's a little extra work, a less traveled path, big deal.
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