In the tennis world, the statement of today’s 57-year-old former tennis player Andrey Jaegerová, who told the Independent newspaper that she faced sexual harassment by a WTA employee, caused a great stir.
“I have had at least 30 incidents with an unnamed WTA employee, physical experiments in the locker room, very early in my career,” Jaeger said, adding that the employee had great difficulty not putting her hands where she did not. a year later, who in both cases succumbed to Martina Navrátilová, stated that she had never tried to stay alone in the dressing room and had to change, for example, in the cabins of portable toilets.
For 40 years, Andrea Jaeger has been cited as one of tennis’s early examples of burnout.
The truth is that sexual harassment, a lack of safeguarding and subsequent threats drove her away.
This is her story and how she’s refused to let it define her.https://t.co/awk7brAhTg
— Tom Kershaw (@trlkershaw) June 24, 2022
The American, who won 10 WTA titles during her short career, which she had to end in 1985 after a shoulder injury, added that at the age of 16 she also faced harassment from another employee who took her home after one of the parties. to whom alcoholic beverages were served against her will.
“When we arrived at my apartment, she escorted me to the door and allowed myself to me. She tried to kiss me. I was so disgusted that I crawled up the stairs and tried not to throw up my dad for seeing me, “Jaeger said, not even helped by informing the WTA leadership of the incidents.
“Every time I tried to stand up for myself, they threatened to be taken away by someone else,” the former world number two said, threatening to cancel her sister’s scholarship at Stanford. After her career ended, Jaeger decided on an unexpected mission. She became a nun of the church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The WTA has not yet commented on the incident.