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Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

No signs of injury until suddenly retiring down a huge deficit?

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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

There was one match recently where one player retired 0-5 down or something. Which match was it?
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AO '06 Final.

Amelie Mauresmo def Justine 'peak of my fitness' Henin 6-1 2-0 ret.
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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

Its disgusting, really.

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AO '06 Final.

Amelie Mauresmo def Justine 'peak of my fitness' Henin 6-1 2-0 ret.
Agree with OP, retirements like that are really unsportsman-like. I respect Justine's game and achievements but that was just disgraceful, especially it being in a GS final. You would never see the likes of Serena, Kim, Venus and Maria etc bail out on a GS final like that.

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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

Is there history between Kerber and Maria? Is there a reason why Kerber would be desperate to avoid getting a double bagel from Maria?
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Is there history between Kerber and Maria? Is there a reason why Kerber would be desperate to avoid getting a double bagel from Maria?
I doubt there's any past beefs between them, because Maria was actually nicer to her at the handshake than she normally is to other players
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Is there history between Kerber and Maria? Is there a reason why Kerber would be desperate to avoid getting a double bagel from Maria?
Nope, as far as i know, maria and kerber show great mutual respect to each other. This is going to change after tonight's match though. And rightfully so. What a loser.

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I doubt there's any past beefs between them, because Maria was actually nicer to her at the handshake than she normally is to other players
you mean didn't stare at the stands when shaking hands?

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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

Well that does make it seem odd that she would retire, I suppose as a top 10 player a double bagel is particuarly shameful but she should have played on even if the result couldn't have been changed.

What is she going to do if she's being destroyed in a major final? Retire like Henin?
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i like that you can be quite decent at times ,Sgt.Timmykinz

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We all love a double bagel (especially when a top player is recieving one) regardless of who is giving them. I do feel a little cheated here.
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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

Agnieszka against Caro 2010? was evidently injuried.
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Re: Matches where players retired to prevent beatdowns?

Kiri/Kvitova in this year's AO
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Kiri/Kvitova in this year's AO
That one was really obvious, had totes forgotten about it.
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