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Bleeding Love: Menstruation and its effect on tennis

Bleeding Love: Menstruation and its effect on tennis

During a menstrual cycle, hormones tend to fluctuate to varying degrees resulting in changes in inflammation, metabolism, muscle activation and body composition. All things that seem to be pretty important to a professional athlete. When combined with cramps and body aches, not knowing the science behind your hormones could make or break a match.

 “I didn’t feel like I could talk about why I had to do this. Like so many female athletes I suffered in silence.”