August 31, 2001 continued

by Marcia Frost

Megan Bradley Q: How did you end up partnering with Justin Gimbelstob in Mixed Doubles?
A: "It was actually a funny story... I met him a few times before -- he went to UCLA and we have mutual friends. I was walking up the stairs in the players lounge to get something to eat and he was walking down and said, 'Hey, do you want to play Mixed Doubles?' I said, 'Sure, whatever.' Just a few minutes later he came back and said, 'Ok, we got the wildcard!'"

Q: Had you ever hit with him before?
A: No. I actually never played mixed doubles before. At least, not since I was 12.

Q: What made you decide to go ahead and go to college when so many of your fellow juniors -- especially the girls -- are turning pro?
A: "To be honest, I really don't love it that much. I love it enough to play for four years and, hopefully, win a couple of NCAA Championships.

"I certainly don't want to be a professional -- and it's not that I don't think I could, it's just really not for me. I could name at least three things right now that I would rather do. I've done the tennis thing. I've played for a really long time. I know the job, I know the lifestyle. I've been through it, but I've never been to college and that's an experience I want.


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