Re: Calm down everyone! Azarenka had back/rib problems...
I have my doubts about her explanation, but still, I agree that everybody should calm down.
Strategic MTOs and bathroom breaks are a real problem, but Vika's not the only culprit (to put it mildly).
90% of the critical posts on this topic are inspired by Vika-hate, not any real sense of fair play. If a fave had done exactly the same thing, most of those now vilifying Vika would be leaping to their fave's defense.
The only way to reduce the problem is if most players are convinced that it's the wrong thing to do. It's next to impossible to tighten the rules, because players do legitimately get injured or need to go pee. Until there is some consensus among players and tennis fans that this kind of thing is wrong no matter who does it, the problem will persist unabated.