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GALLERY: Elena Baltacha’s back in business

Elena Balthacha back in training at Ipswich Sports Club after having two ankle operations.

Elena Balthacha back in training at Ipswich Sports Club after having two ankle operations.

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FORMER British number one Elena Baltacha has vowed to bow out from tennis on her terms after returning from five months out injured.

The 29-year-old underwent a successful operation on her right ankle, shortly after the Olympics, and is now ready for to join the ladies’ circuit again.

However, things were not plain sailing for the Ipswich-based player who contemplated retiring after falling out of love with tennis for a while.

Last week, as she made her long-awaited return to training, Ipswich Star photographer Andrew Partridge was on hand to snap the Kiev-born Scot in action.

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