Is a win a win?
It's the off season and we are already into the usual who did the best, what was the biggest upset etc.
As I am reading posts about matches, I notice people use matches in which a player lost when she was either injured or ill.
I don't know about many of you, but I am just not one that will include those matches when talking about major upsets or bad losses and etc.
I'm just never sure a win is a win, even when on paper it is. One big example is Alina Jidkova's upset of Serena Williams two months ago in Europe.
Mind you it was probably dumb of Serena to go out and attempt to compete in match when sick, (many players do this and it drives me insane) I still have to think twice about it being such a major upset considering Alina did not beat Serena at her best.
But in 30 years, Alina will be able to tell her grandkids she once beat one of the best players in the game. You can't take that away from her.
We have had many debates about these types of matches in the past, so I am wondering again one some of you feel about it.
Is a win a win? Perhaps. But I think when a player loses a match, and she is injured or rather ill, we need to think twice about making such a hoopla out of the player who happened to beat that player on that particular bad day.