"But it is soon you start to see the burning out"

"You remember Jaeger, burned out at sixteen, Austin at twenty. Arias and Krickstein, Esconja and Treffert, too injured to play on by their late teenage years. The much-promising Capriati, the well-known tragedy. Pat Cash of Australia, fourth on earth at eighteen, vanished by the twenties of age."

The pitfalls of sporting ambition is a prevailing theme in chapters set around the ETA. 

Jennifer Capriati's police mugshot after being arrested for possession of marijuana in 1994
Public DomainJennifer Capriati's police mugshot after being arrested for possession of marijuana in 1994 - Credit: Coral Gables Sheriff's Department