Sharapova - apparent leg injury - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
<!Society!>'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: birmingham
Posts: 1,414
                     
Sharapova - apparent leg injury

World number one Maria Sharapova was forced to retire from her semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with a hamstring injury.
Sharapova, who trailed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 1-6 1-0 at the time, said she felt a sharp pain after serving in the second game of the first set.

"It's always difficult to end the tournament this way," said the 19-year-old Russian.

Ivanovic will now play second seed Martina Hingis in Saturday's final.

Hingis stayed on course for a fifth Tokyo title after she beat Elena Dementieva 6-4 6-3 to avenge a defeat by the Russian in last year's decider.

"It was a great start for me today and I didn't really miss a shot," said Hingis, who never looked back after racing into a 3-0 lead in the first set.

In the other match, fifth-seeded Ivanovic stormed into a one-set lead as an out-of-sorts Sharapova struggled with her serve and called for her trainer at the end of the first set.

Although the Russian won her first service game of the second set, she was clearly limping and retired from the game.

She revealed afterwards that she had been carrying a hamstring strain since the Australian Open.

"My left hamstring has been having tightness since the Australian Open but after a Grand Slam you are tight all over," said Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last weekend's final in Melbourne.

"But this was a sudden sharper pain after I landed after the serve. I asked the trainer and she said these kind of strains take seven or 10 days to recover from, so hopefully I can recover quickly.

"I was hoping the pain would settle or get better, but against a top player it is hard to get away with not serving or returning well."

www.bbc.co.uk/sport

__________________________________________________


<!Game, Set and Match!>

__________________________________________________
<!Society!> is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome