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THE GLITTER HAS GONE
Barry McDermott
November 08, 1982
At 12 Lori Kosten was ranked No. 2 in the U.S. in tennis, and her future seemed golden. Then everything fell apart
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November 08, 1982

The Glitter Has Gone

At 12 Lori Kosten was ranked No. 2 in the U.S. in tennis, and her future seemed golden. Then everything fell apart

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Lori was going back, this time as an underdog—unranked, unseeded and, she says, unafraid. Over the last five months she has played several local and national tournaments, winning a round here and there, slowly regaining her form. Her father is hopeful. Her mother says Lori's outlook has never been better. Bollettieri thinks if she returned to him with a new attitude, she could be on the pro tour within two years. Listen closely, and you may be able to hear the whistling in the dark.

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