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Kournikova's injury is pure crap!

I don't believe for one second that she was injured in that match! She just couldn't take it that someone outside of the top 100 was going to beat her and drop her ranking further down the toilet, so she retired in order to protect her ranking points. Very bad sportsmanship in my eyes! And let's just say theoretically that this was a legit cramping injury. She couldn't have just sucked it up for another game? If you're well enough to play 27 games, you're well enough to play one more. I'm sorry, I like Anna, but I just think this isn't right. If she can't win back to back matches anymore, fine, but at least give Sveta the credit she deserves and finish the match!
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It isnt pure crap!! She had an injury timeout when she did win the first set, and she was leading then not losing. And why should Anna put herself through pain to play that one game, she isnt playing for anyone else but herself.

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Why when you don't like a player, you just ALWAYS talk thrash about them! If you don't like a player, you don't go or start the threads that talks about them!

Like ANN2K said, she asked for the trainer after winning the 1st set! And playing with cramps is not possible! You can ask me because I was in a provincial tournament last summer in the 1/2 finals and I started to cramp...it's IMPOSSIBLE to play well. I retired when the score was 6-1, 6-7, 1-4. I was leading 6-1, 4-2 when I started to cramp. That is what happened with Anna!

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Wink Kournikova's injury

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Ahem! I don't think Miss Kournikova does that ALONE!!!!
Too many willing partners to help her with that!!



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The fact is that Anna thought she was going to win this match. When she found herself down 2-5 to a qualifier in a tier IV tournament in which she was expected to dominate, she decided to quit. This hurt her image even more. No excuse can save Anna from her latest disappointment. The fact is ...she SUCKS at this point in her career. She is always stating that she is working on this and that...i just need a little more time...Maybe, she'll improve at the next tournament. Who knows? Maybe she'll come back and win the next grand slam. Anything is possible!
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The fact is that Anna thought she was going to win this match. When she found herself down 2-5 to a qualifier in a tier IV tournament in which she was expected to dominate, she decided to quit. This hurt her image even more. No excuse can save Anna from her latest disappointment. The fact is ...she SUCKS at this point in her career. She is always stating that she is working on this and that...i just need a little more time...Maybe, she'll improve at the next tournament. Who knows? Maybe she'll come back and win the next grand slam. Anything is possible!
"We'll be back with more people talking out of their ass after this commercial break............."

I wonder if you care to enlighten us with what Anna had for breakfast today and if she liked it or not. Was it freshly cooked?
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Can i just ask if any of u acusing anna of faking her injury actually watched the match? If you did then you would be aware that she was in a great deal of pain. From a person that actually was there to watch the match, he said she was in tears. But oh yes, its certainly possible to play another game of muscle wrentching tennis when you have excrusiatingly painful cramp isnt it.
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Bradshaw - Serena 'sucked it up' vs Jenn at miami last year. And was out til the French.

Lindsay 'sucked it up' at the Tour Championships last year. She's STILL out.
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I agree with whorehand, it's nonsense to say that she faked an injury, that's almost like saying she shouldn't have won a point because it was out. You can't tell because you haven't seen what happened. As whorehand said, because I read the same post, a person that was at the match said that Anna was in severe pain for a lot of the match, and was in tears. I'm fed up with people criticizing Anna for everything she does, if she'd completed the match, then become injured even more, the same people would be criticizing her, saying oh she should have retired during the match, it's a no win situation for Anna.
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from Bradshaw#1...."so she retired in order to protect her ranking points"....

That didn't protect any ranking points.
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yeah right----she managed to play the first and second sets with the same problems.....i don't than Anna honestly thought she could make a comeback at 2-5 down so she decided to quit. It doesn't really matter....she still SUCKS at this point. There were even quite a few people that jeered her decision to quit!

@ the Anna fans who choose to ignore the obvious....
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Amanda, SHUT UP Did u see the match?? If u did, I would want to see u trying to play tennis while suffering cramps. You just make up these insolent excuses because u hate Anna, and y I do not know. What?? R u jealous that Anna is beautiful and u look like some old maid?? Yea, thats what I though, so just SHUT UP!! And anyway, dont u have any sense that cramping gets worse when u keep playing tennis and run around?? It wasnt that bad in the first set but it gets worse u know!! And dont say Anna sucks cause I bet if u play her, u would get your a$$ kicked

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For those yelling at me about my comment, I'm entitled to my own opinion. You can agree or disagree, but I think it's completely unnecessary to be rude about it.

And apparently she was legitimately injured, but I still think she could have been the consummate professional and finished the match. When Seles played Hingis on a gimpy ankle, she just let Martina hit the winners and accept the fact that she would not win that day-but she played! Same with Fernandez against Venus at the US Open a few years ago when she played on a gimpy ankle for 2 sets after a nasty spill. If other players can, I'm sure she could as well. She's not above everybody else on the tour, maybe in looks, but no place else.And I'm not saying this cause I hate her, I think she does have talent and she will win one of these small events at some point this year. I just stated my opinion, and I thought it was rude for the majority of those that responded to do so in the way they did.
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The fact is that Anna thought she was going to win this match. When she found herself down 2-5 to a qualifier in a tier IV tournament in which she was expected to dominate
Who expected her to dominate? I certainly did not...

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Well here is how I look at it, and please, you can comment but don't be rude because I'm just stating my opinion ok!

I believe Anna's injury is real, I don't think she would fake it for the purpose of not having to lose yet another match. However, I think she should of done one of two things: 1) Finish the match... I mean, come on, it was only one game. If it was on her serve, then just serve and let whoever she was playing against hit 4 winners and if it was on the other player's serve, just let her hit a couple of aces and register a real loss instead of retiring at 5-2 on the third set which makes a player look bad or option 2) Quit when she got hurt... if she was so worried about her ranking or her career or whatever and didn't wanna risk further injury, she shouldn't of let it get to the point where she was playing in tears.... IMO it's just stupid to play in that amount of pain so she should of just quit as soon as she felt that much pain, not wait til she was 5-2.... and it's not like her injury just happened, as some of you pointed out, she asked for the trainer as early as the first set!

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