Aranxta may as well play on - she should have retired a year ago.
A year ago, Aranxta was already long past her best. She'd suffered some terrible losses, but still finished well in Munich - she could have gone out with some dignity.
Aranxta is one of the greatest players of all time; her hey day when she buzzed relentlessly around the baseline is written in the pages of the history books.
Never would I disrespect Aranxta, she is probably only second to Monica in my estimation as a ruthless tigress. Only positive lessons can be learned from Aranxta's career and her conduct as a professional throughout.
Yet by playing this year, she has humiliated herself. The comment from the disgruntled fan was inappropriate and wrong - but the sentiment was true. He was probably as frustrated as I have been watching this great lady fade into oblivion. Why did she play when she was injured? Why? Why? Why? She had nothing left to prove.
I'm sorry to say that.
While Monica can still show at least flashes of her former greatness, Aranxta hasn't even given us glimpses of her 91-96 form since the 2000 Olympics at the latest.
So, Aranxta may as well play on now. She's already tarnished her once almost impeccable grandslam record. Think of that terrible loss - 6-0 6-1 - in the first round of the French Open, where she had been in 10 semi-finals or better.
She may as well become the Eddie the Eagle of tennis.