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Introduction

BBC Sport Online looks at the anatomical make-up of a tennis professional.

Today's top tennis stars are arguably the fittest sportsmen and women on the planet… and they are also among the richest.

But along with the huge rewards, there are also plenty of pitfalls.

Injuries plague all sports stars, though the unique physical and mental demands of tennis make certain parts of the body more vulnerable when it comes to breaking point.

The main pressure points are featured here, along with examples of how much money a top player can expect to earn simply by using and wearing the tools of their trade.

Select one of the seven areas shown on the diagram to the left and click to find out just what makes a tennis player tick.

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