“Several times I was invaded by doubts.”
It’s a line towards the beginning of a detailed letter Caroline Garcia penned and posted on her social media Friday. It’s an admission most of us can relate to, and one any person struggling can draw inspiration from by looking at how the Frenchwoman responded.
Garcia’s personal battle was instigated by a right foot injury, one that brought on among other things, sleepless nights, cursing and binge eating. But it also helped her reset in a significant way—to follow her intuition.
“My foot injury made me realize how much I wanted to come back to the courts and above all play my real game, the one I like to watch offensive tennis,” Garcia wrote. “I love going to the net, hitting winners drop volleys, slamming aces to be inside the courts on the return.
“This injury allowed me to play more liberated. I learned to let go.”