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Sea Games: Passion, determination drive veteran Thai Tamarine

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila   /   Wed, December 11 2019   /  02:26 am
Age is only a number: Veteran Thai tennis ace Tamarine Tanasugarn prepares to serve during the women's doubles final at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday. Tamarine came out of retirement at the age of 42 and has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics. (JP/Ramadani Saputra)(SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday. Tamarine came out of retirement at the age of 42 and has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics. (JP/Ramadani Saputra)

Age is only a number: Veteran Thai tennis ace Tamarine Tanasugarn prepares to serve during the women's doubles final at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday. Tamarine came out of retirement at the age of 42 and has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics. (JP/Ramadani Saputra)For Thailand’s most successful female tennis player Tamarine Tanasugarn, the answer to all those who ask why she wants to continue competing at the age of 42 is simple. Tammy, as she is called by her family and fans, just loves the sport.“I love tennis. I just love the challenge, that’s my thing. My goal is improve my world ranking and qualify for the Olympics next year,” she told The Jakarta Post recently.“I’ll try. I’ll try. It’s not easy but I’ll try.”Thailand’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTAT) convinced Tammy, a former world number 19, to come out of retirement for th...