Q&A with Mary Carillo, USTA Foundation Past President

Mary Carillo, Accomplished Broadcaster and USTA Foundation Past President
April 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Grand Slam champion and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, Mary Carillo, remains a champion of the USTA Foundation's work and has words of encouragement for the USTA Foundation family.

 

Mary, what are your days like now?

I live in Florida, where I've lived through more than a few hurricanes. When a big storm strikes you feel every bit of the aftermath - no power, no internet, a lack of goods. That's not been the case with the pandemic. I'm lucky enough to have everything I need. It's still beautiful. I take walks with the dogs, bike ride, and I'm still doing some Skype work for the Tennis Channel. I am truly one of the lucky ones.

 

What are you grateful for today?

I'm grateful everyone in my family is safe and healthy so far. My 89-year-old mother and 94-year-old father are hunkered down in the house I grew up in and their friends are constantly checking on them and taking great care of them. My son and daughter are healthy as well, and my three-month-old granddaughter, Reya, is the very best thing to happen in 2020.

 

What is your advice for overcoming challenges?

I think it probably helps to have an athletic heart and sensibility. If you stay healthy and fit and act with optimism and resilience, you're probably going to do all right.

 

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