Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mental toughness

Yesterday, at the U.S. Open (tennis), we saw Maria Sharapova do it yet again:  come back and win in the third set.

The world's highest paid female athlete is the poster child for mental toughness.  She simply wills herself to win, and so far this year, she has never missed.  Her 2012 three set record:  12-0.  Not long ago she was ailing from a shoulder injury, then recovering from surgery.  Now she is all the way back.

This came on a day when icon Roger Federer was eliminated by Tomas Berdyrch in four sets, and Andy Roddick met the same fate from Juan Martin del Potro, putting him into retirement.

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