Williams' Sisters tournament withdrawals: A record?
I have often wondered over the years about the amount of tournaments V and S have entered and then withdrawn from, either before or during the tournament.
Do they rival Steffi? Her many withdrawals came in the second half of her career, but it seems to me that the Williams sisters have BOTH gone through this right the way through their careers. A pretty big coincidence that 2 sister tennis players also have a hell of a lot of injuries!
Regarding what somebody posted in the Cincy thread, are there really doctors that will fob off, say, tournament directors, at the request or payment of players? I have thought this for many years. There must be something fishy, can a person have so many things wrong with them over a period of time yet still be able to dominate a sport like tennis at close to 30?!
Are other player's record in this area followed much? Are there records kept about these things?
Whatever the truth, the fact is that the sporadic nature of their appearances at tournaments since the 90s has probably been what has kept both of them in the game, which, looking at women's tennis today, is one of the few things holding the WTA together. If it helps them stay in the game for a few more years, then long may the injuries continue!