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Dementieva def. Smashnova 0-6 7-6 retire

Smashnova had terrible cramps in her legs and wrists after the second set. She started serving in the third set and dropped her racket after the serve because her wrist was cramping
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omg she looked like she was in so much pain...i've had mild cramps and they were awful hate to see it end that way...

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Bad luck Anna, she had the match, if she didnt tire towards the end, elena is sooo lucky!!, but i dont think she will last long in this tournament with everyone playing really well,.

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pity it ended this way, i'm sure Lena would have pulled it off but we'll never know

Anna was in real agony omg...... cramps are just really a bitch.


Lena has more than a good chance vs Lindsay serve or no serve.

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pity it ended this way, i'm sure Lena would have pulled it off but we'll never know

Anna was in real agony omg...... cramps are just really a bitch.


Lena has more than a good chance vs Lindsay serve or no serve.
You think...not the way she was serving today...m,y god Im sure I catched one second serve at 38MPH.

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Anna ...apparently she was up 1-0 in the third as well.
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Anna she had this match .. would have been her first R4 since '98

Anna has had great last 2 weeks and should be mad at nothing.

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The only reason she's even in the 4th round is because of lucky draws and circumstances like that. She gets Mervana-Jugic Salkic, out of the top 100 and playing in her first GS main draw, Nicole Pratt (on clay...might as well have been a qualifier), and then Smashnova, who would have won the match had it not been for cramping.

She'll be lucky to get 5 games off Lindsay. Save for the Nasdaq, this year has been a complete zero for Elena as far as good tennis.
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A little unfair on Elena by some people.

she served terribly in the 1st set. Only 16% 1st serves. Unusually bad even for her.

But in the 2nd set, she got her first serve rate up to 53% and scored 17 winners to Anna's 8.

1 game of the 3rd set is hardly enough to award it to Pistolesi.

In any event, cramping is due to conditioning problems, and over-exertion during play. Conditioning is a part of tennis, and until recently you weren't allowed a time-out for cramps. So, to be harsh, if Pistolesi was not well-enough conditioned, or did not pace herself well, that is a factor in the sport.
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this is strange... Anna seems to be one of the fittest players on the tour, but it happened to her before (when she played Golovin in Paris).

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Anna is very fit .. she served in the army here and you have to be real fit to do it (and everyone has to do it )

she has had cramping problems alot but its unfortunate it happened here

again .. these are some on Annas beat 2 weeks .. winning Vienna(Tier 2) and then this

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this is strange... Anna seems to be one of the fittest players on the tour, but it happened to her before (when she played Golovin in Paris).
Carillo was saying it could be the tension her body is feeling. Not the fact that she's unfit...but the fact that her body was reacting to the tense match.
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Carillo was saying it could be the tension her body is feeling. Not the fact that she's unfit...but the fact that her body was reacting to the tense match.
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