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Published Aug. 24, 2005

For now, Emily Jekabsons, 2, seems more interested in dragging her racket than using it to hit her ball Tuesday morning at the Whispering Pines Park racquetball courts in Inverness. But her mom, Georgia Jekabsons, practicing her stroke in the background, said, "Little Emily could be the next Steffi Graf; who knows?" For now, says mom, "she enjoys eating her raisins and Cheerios on the court" while shagging the occasional errant ball. Georgia Jekabsons enjoys being able to play tennis in January, something she couldn't do very often before the family moved from New Jersey to Citrus Hills. "I love it," she said.