I watched the BBC coverage and there was nothing wrong with it, in my opinion. What the commentators said about the injury timeout was perfectly fair. Basically, they said that calling for the trainer/toilet breaks etc, just when the opponent has scored an advantage, is becoming a big problem in the women's game and that they wish that somebody would do something to curtail it.
Obviously there was the clear suggestion that Marion was using gamesmanship, but given the circumstances, I think it was a fair suggestion. I mean, if Marion or any other player is so injured that they can't be competitive, then they shouldn't play in the first place. Obviously it's understandable that Marion wouldn't want to give up on her favourite tournament, but if she makes the decision to play anyway, I don't think she should be calling long timeouts for injuries that were there before the match and she decided to ignore. You should accept the existing injury and play through it if it doesn't get any worse. Otherwise it's like saying, "I've been injured the whole match, so I can take an injury timeout whenever I like"... and if thinking like that is acceptable, it's no surprise that you're going to take your injury timeout at a crucial moment in the game, when your opponent has all the momentum. Marion had two consecutive injury timeouts remember, so we're not just talking about her shoulder getting worse. In order to not be taking at least one of those timeouts unfairly, she would have to have gotten two bad injuries, or made two existing injuries a lot worse, just as Beth was going to serve out the first set. Sorry if this seems like I'm being disloyal, but I just don't believe that.
That's why I didn't mention anything about Marions injuries in my previous post.
I still love her though...
but I have to call it how I see it, rather than make excuses for Marion. Also, the BBC commentators made it clear that they believed that it's not the players who are at fault for taking tactical timeouts, but the WTA for allowing them to do it. They weren't slamming Marion in particular, as if she is worse than all the other players who do the same thing. They were also talking about Marion's game in a very complimentary fashion, considering how bad she was playing... that she is very tough to play against, a great grass court player and that she could always come back to win the match.