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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2002, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think Anna should of played that match out...

I mean really... I just don't think she was that hurt.. she should of played it on out.

What do you all think? I think she was upset that she was getting beat by a Junior, I mean I would be upset too, but it's always better to play it on out.

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I think she should do what she feels is right for the physical state of her body.

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True but that is one thing she has never done. Remember Acura last year? came back and re-injured her foot again. I mean this pull out didn't surprise me, but I somehow got the feeling that she was exagerrating her injury. I think she should of let this up n coming Junior get the whole win. Just my opinion. In other words I think she faked the injury to get the hell outta dodge.

And let me add, I could be wrong and that she was so hurt that she had to pull out right then and there.

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I read that she retired due to cramping...
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should HAVE

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Probably cramping in her Brain..but I somehow still think there was more to this pull out. Her ego was crushed.

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I hear what you're saying, Dawn. But I think that if I were in Anna's shoes, I would have also pulled out. No one's hurt. Sveta still gets the win and the quality points, it's just that Anna doesn't get the loss.

I won't speculate as to whether or not Anna was injured. I believe she was, as I give players the benefit of the doubt. But personally, I would pull out if I were Anna even if I wasn't injured. I wouldn' t want that loss on my record--especially given what people are already saying.
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its a tough call to make if you didn't see the match (I didn't). I mean, maybe she was really in tons of pain from cramping?
It does sound odd that someone would retire with only (potentially) one more game to play - it does sound a bit odd. I guess I am giving her the benefit of the doubt.

but I think we would all do well to respect when a player is injured and the decision that they make.
some players play through pain and injury and are not able to perform up to snuff, and get criticized for that.
some players withdraw before playing a point and get criticized for that.
and some players default during a match, and get criticized for that.
whats a player to do??

all our faves have been in one of these positions. I mean, poor hingis couldn't even move her legs in the australian open final and she didn't default. And then she pulls out of doubles at the nasdaq after losing to serena and get criticized for that. Poor seles twists her ankle before a match at the nasdaq a few years ago (not 100% sure of the exact tourney right now) and gamely goes out and plays and gets routed by hingis, and she gets bood off the court.
what's a player to do...?

we should cut them some slack,though.
when a player is hurt, it sucks. I am not a big fan of Hingis, but I am very sorry that she is injured. I am a big fan of venus and serena and hate it when they get injured. I would much rather have all of them out there slugging it out on the court than NOT playing at all.
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This thread cracks me up for numerous reasons. I remember back on the old Sanex board when people were speculating whether or not Venus was "really hurt" before withdrawing from Indian Wells. The insinuation is the same but Dawn Marie's reaction was completely different, I assure you.

If it's your opinion that she should have finished one last game, I tend to agree but I must say, that I've learned not to try and be an off court doctor. If a player says he or she is hurt then he or she is hurt. I didn't see the match either but I will give Anna the benefit of the doubt and in the same fashion give credit to Sveta for winning. A win is a win.

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I disagree Dawn - everyone thinks that Anna is weak-minded but she is great competitor and I think she has suffered bigger losses on bigger stages. I think as a pro she is entitled to make the decision.
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Anna is a professional athlete, and knows her body better than any of us do.

If she felt she was preventing further pain by withdrawing, then she mad the right decision.

I can't tell how injured a person is by looking at a picture of them, or reading an article, or seeing them on TV - and am forever curious how it is that people seem to think that they are able to analyse the seriousness of an injury when given the same information

Get well soon Anna
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Would she have quit if she were leading 5-2 instead of being down 2-5 in the third. Would you have encouraged her to continue if she were leading enroute to her first tournament title?
I don't think so!
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I disagree Dawn - everyone thinks that Anna is weak-minded but she is great competitor and I think she has suffered bigger losses on bigger stages. I think as a pro she is entitled to make the decision.
That's true. But some people will probably question her judgement this time around. I won't say anything - if she's injured, she's injured, plus I also haven't read any reports of the match yet.
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What a shame. just sad. really sad....maybe she should stop playing tier events and return to Nick's camp. Hey how about some challengers?

I say she should just retire and become a porn star. I mean she was giving it away for free and plus she is already playing with balls anyway and coming away all hurt and cramped.

Be for real. She is becoming the laughing stock of the wta. One thing you can be sure of and give her credit for is being consistent...a loss is a loss and right about now, no one expects her to win.....at least with that she is consistent.

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I don't think she got it, Hurley . Although, she should HAVE. That's her native language, after all.
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