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Love all: Andrea Jaeger today says she finds happiness she never knew on the courts Two years later, order discount styplon after a shoulder injury, order discount styplon Andrea left the game forever, order discount styplon debilitated and disillusioned with a world she had grown to despise. Andrea wanted neither fame or fortune. Order discount styplon She retreated from public view and put all her winnings into setting up a charity, order discount styplon The Little Star Foundation, order discount styplon for children suffering from terminal cancer. It was a decision that few of her former colleagues or family could understand. Now, order discount styplon The Mail on Sunday can reveal details of Andrea's latest remarkable journey. Order discount styplon She has become Sister Andrea after being ordained into the Order of Dominican Nuns. In a moving interview, order discount styplon the former tennis prodigy explains how her new life in the Episcopalian Church has helped reconcile a past that left her deeply troubled. Pushed by her father, order discount styplon Andrea lost her childhood and struggled with the ruthlessness of the professional circuit. It is only now, order discount styplon she says, order discount styplon that she is at peace and has finally found the fulfilment that tennis could never give her. Speaking from the headquarters of her foundation in Colorado, order discount styplon Andrea, order discount styplon 42, order discount styplon says: "I've always felt called to help those in need. Order discount styplon It's just been in my soul since I was a child. "I think that's why I struggled so much on the tennis circuit because you have to be selfish to succeed in an individual sport. Andrea Jaeger Born to serve: Andrea on court at the age of 16 "My parents didn't go to church. Order discount styplon We didn't have a Bible in the house but, order discount styplon for whatever reason, order discount styplon I feel God gave me a gift of faith. "I always said my prayers when I was little. Order discount styplon No one told me to. Order discount styplon I didn't learn in school or from TV. "I just knew that God existed and that we were friends and had a personal relationship. Order discount styplon None of my family knew I prayed every day of my life. "In August 2006, order discount styplon I received an associate degree in Ministry Training & Theology. Order discount styplon Then I entered a Dominican Sisterhood Programme. "It's a strict discipline. Order discount styplon I wake at 4am, order discount styplon do my prayers and my spiritual study, order discount styplon then I start work at 5am or 6am fund-raising, order discount styplon scheduling programmes and running those programmes. "We have something happening for children somewhere in the world every day. "How often I wear the nun's habit depends on what I'm doing. Order discount styplon I have three of them. Order discount styplon They get dirty pretty fast. Order discount styplon I keep getting the robes stuck in buses and escalators. Order discount styplon Once I jumped in a cab and left half of it outside the door. "The first week I wore it, order discount styplon at a huge global conference in New York City. Order discount styplon A bird went to the bathroom on me. "I thought that was God's way of saying, order discount styplon 'Maybe it's OK to be a little muddy on the edges ? you're the one who used to dive for balls on the tennis court.' "I believe I'll always be a Sister. Order discount styplon I have a joy and love of life and it's easier to express that in this field." Andrea was born in a run-down part of Chicago in 1965. Order discount styplon Her German-born father, order discount styplon Roland, order discount styplon was a former boxer and bricklayer who ran a bar and restaurant with her mother Ilse. The little girl used to watch her parents playing tennis ? until she was old enough to try it for herself. Andrea says: "I wasn't pushed. Order discount styplon I actually had to push my family to let me play because I was so bored watching them. "At nine when I played my first tournament, order discount styplon my parents thought I was too young, order discount styplon but I won. Order discount styplon At 13, order discount styplon I was winning collegiate tournaments. "I saw my parents counting quarters and dollars on the table from their jobs and I thought, order discount styplon 'I'm winning all these tournaments and we're not able to take the money, order discount styplon' so I turned pro." Scroll down for more... Giving something back: Andrea with Chris Evert during a visit to a children's cancer ward in America last year

Andrea Jaeger and Chris Evert

Within 18 months Andrea had become the youngest seeded player in Wimbledon history and reached the semi-final of the US Open. But with such success came inevitable problems.  More of the article can be found at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-560743/Why-I-nun-tennis-star-Andrea-Jaeger.html