Thursday, July 8, 2010
Haitian tennis player Olivier Sajous dreams of winning a grand slam, but like his country, the 23-year-old standout is faced with financial struggles.
Still, Sajous keeps playing.
``It's very tough financially,'' said Sajous, a Plantation resident. ``To travel is very expensive when you are on your own financially. There has just been no help from any organization, no funding, no sponsorships.
``I wish I could play more tournaments. I play tournaments close to my house to save money on travel, but I need to travel and play more. I don't know if I can keep going like this. I'm training hard and my game is improving, but the financial needs are important, too.''