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what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

breeds laziness and non-competitiveness when i can just quit for no reason in the middle of a match and not have any reprocussions. that bammer walk over the other day was just more indication of how bad it's gotten. supposed premier event and you have players not even getting on the court.

why bother even playing when i can be down a set and a break, retire, and get paid. that's the mindset today.
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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

Because giving players consequences for being in pain and injured is stupid.


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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

its the 6/2 5/2 retires or 3/6 5/2 retires i hate, i mean are they so injured that they cannot play one more game? i think not
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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

Do you think if the injury weren't serious they wouldn't retire?
Mary Pierce tore her ACL on match point, would you have liked to see her play that last point and attempt to win it, with a torn ACL?

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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

It won't stop it, but in the cases of walkovers, I liked the idea of recalling the played who was beaten by the player who had a walk over, to play the match. It's like a LL situation. You expect them to lose because of the interrupted preparation, but you get a match and satisfied viewers from it. But this has practicality issues.

I don't think anything can be done about retirements, as Uranium pointed out.
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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

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Do you think if the injury weren't serious they wouldn't retire?
Mary Pierce tore her ACL on match point, would you have liked to see her play that last point and attempt to win it, with a torn ACL?
yeh cuz injuries like these happen every week
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you play through discomfort, it happens in sports. bammer had a sore shoulder, well too bad. your a professional.

too many of these people just quit because they know its over and nothing happens to them. you should be fined if you retire and after a examination by a wta tour doctor, not your own doctor, that you are indeed physically fine.

i know a lot of these players are just looking to get out of the match.
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Re: what can the wta tour do to stop walkovers/retirements

It easy to say from the peanut gallery that players should play through pain. In the peanut gallery, you really do not have all the information.
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