Bradenton, FL – Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic, both former students of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) will face off against each other in the semifinal round of the Australian Open. The match will take place on Thursday, January 24th at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
BRADENTON - Thok! An opponent lines a serve at Megan Solko.
Thok! Solko lines it back.
"Hit it like this - like this!" yells a tennis coach.
It's just another day of hard work in the sun for tennis players at the IMG Academy. But for Solko, this isn't work. And it's not particularly hard, not considering what she's endured the last year and a half.
With the help of the Children's Dream Fund and the IMG Academy' Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the 17-year-old Solko was a regular on the IMG courts the last two weeks.