Former US tennis player Andrea Jaeger has made allegations of sexual harassment during her career against a former WTA employee.
The 57-year-old told The Independent that there had been at least 30 incidents in the changing rooms. At the age of 16, another WTA employee gave her alcohol at a players’ party without her knowledge and later tried to kiss her.
Jaeger became a professional at the age of 14, reaching the finals of Wimbledon and the French Open, and finishing second in the world rankings. She ended her career at the age of 19 due to a shoulder injury, and has yet to make a comeback.
Jaeger has reported degrading comments from other players. In addition, the strings of her racket were cut and razor blades were found in her shoes. “I changed portable toilets or toilet booths because I didn’t want to deal with other people’s comments, concerns, and actions,” said Jaeger, who studied theology after her career and worked on charitable causes.
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