by JAMES HENRY
ATLANTA – Mind your body – and your body won’t mind.
That is how many tennis players and other professional athletes now are extending their careers.
“We’re just taking care of our bodies better, and science is showing us and technology is giving us better ways of seeing where the body is being broken down and how can we fix it,” said three-time Olympic champion Brooke Bennett. “We’re just a lot smarter, in all sports.”
The distance swimming icon attended the BB&T Atlanta Open, greeting tennis fans at an exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
She also met top-ranked American men’s tennis player John Isner. All 6 feet and 10 inches of him.
“I just felt so short,” she laughed after the pair posed for a photograph.