I'm Karina Torres and I'm beautiful.
I will become a professionally ranked tennis player. I was born to do this from the moment that I picked up a tennis racket at the age of three. I knew that tennis was it for me. I knew that I was going to become a professional tennis player and I've been an athlete my whole life. I am an athlete and you know, being an athlete does take a lot of sacrifices, does mean that you're going to go through a lot of obstacles and struggles. Um, I for one have gone through a lot and I've had a lot of obstacles in my life and my tennis career. Um, you know, I've had three knee surgeries back to back and you know, the first two were messed up, but I finally had a great knee surgeon, finally fixed my issue. And today is day 352 of my comeback.
I'm finally here and I'm here to stay. And every day that I'm here, I'm working hard and I'm putting my heart out there, pouring my guts out and working so hard and it's to accomplish this dream. I have wanted to do this since I was a child. My mom was a tennis player and I also am doing this for her. Um, making her proud, making my family proud and mostly for myself because this is what I've wanted since I can remember. Um, tennis is, tennis is my passion. Tennis is what I live for. I mean, I eat, sleep, breathe tennis. Um, being an athlete is about sacrifices. I've given up a lot in my life and it's been 150% worth it. Every step of the way.
I love tennis. Every time that I get out on the court, uh, all of the sacrifices, it's all worth it because of this one moment being and being able to hit that ball and this adrenaline rush that comes through me, that's what I was born to do. And I know that you guys might not have been here for the last 20 years. You may not have been here to see me from my last surgery and to see all of the struggles that I've been through and all the hard work that I have to put in these past 352 days since we come back. But you stick around and be able to see what's to come.
Karina T. Profile
After a series of knee injuries and surgeries, Karina had been told that she needed a total knee replacement in her right knee. Instead, Dr. Stone was able to save her knee with a much less invasive procedure. A year later she says she was fitter faster and stronger than ever before.