In the first round of Wimbledon Victoria Azarenka fell badly and injured her knee, but even though her reaction to the nasty slip was dramatic, later on we were assured that an MRI showed no structural damage to her knee. However, just as fans were waiting to see how she would cope in the second round against Flavia Pennetta, the Belarusian withdrew with a right knee injury.
As a consequence, match between Ana Ivanovic and Eugenie Bouchard was moved from second on Court 12 to first on Centre Court.
What’s up with these injuries at Wimbledon this year? There are five withdrawals just today and Wozniacki also injured her ankle and lost to Cetkovska 6-2 6-2.
Tenniz-fan, I don’t know if this is the final number, but today I read that “Wednesday featured a record seven retirements or walkovers in singles and one retirement in doubles because of injuries”.
The fact that Karolina injured her ankle (ever so slightly, proven by how freely she moved after the incident) has got nothing to do with her loss to Petra Cetkovska, who started dismantling Karo’s game even before the “dreadful” little slip. Petra, a wonderful tennis player who had a share of *serious* injuries throughout her carrier which prevented her to be be in top 10 for years by now, has outplayed her from the very “Quiet, please… Play!”. (Just saying, so don’t mind it, at all.)
Marija, yeah I think that’s the final number, but I posted that comment when there were still matches to be played. (And withdrawals to be announced)
Tulp, the way how Petra played was awesome, but you could see that Caro’s ankle was hurting, for example she didn’t run for the dropshots. Maybe the injury wasn’t the most serious one but it still affected Caro.