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'Tennis gave me the ability to be somebody': Julie Heldman on depression and bottling up abuse

Mar 04, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- That Julie Heldman feels well enough within herself even to attend the Indian Wells Masters next week should be seen as sufficient victory for one of women's tennis' original pioneers.

That she is willing to tell her story on the eve of a first major public appearance in the tennis world in seven years is all the more remarkable, given the emotional strife and mental illness she has both faced and fought.

Heldman enjoyed a hugely successful playing career, winning 22 singl...