Join Date: Jan 2006
Re: Vikagate: Sloane's coach said Vika was "cheating within the rules."
Azarenka has been shady with her injuries since as long as I remember so I'm not surprised by this drama with her. She sure should have taken her medical time out before that or after that. I do believe that she may have misunderstood the question on the on court interview, but it doesn't change when and why she took the MTO. Clearly she felt comfortable enough to not take that MTO earlier and if she wouldn't have been losing a few games in a row choking slowly that match she would have never taken the MTO. It wasn't a new injury either as she said herself.
I do believe that you shouldn't be allowed to take a MTO in between change over unless it's a new injury or it got significantly worse. They should only allow the assessment of that injury and the trainer would decide if it's serious enough to have to do the MTO at that moment or if they can wait to the change over. At least it would prevent a 10 minutes delay in between games.
On the other hand, Sloane's coach (and maybe Sloane herself, I don't know what's her thought on that matter) shouldn't be bitching about that in the media. As they say it's all right by the rules and they shouldn't focus on excuses but on how to go to that next level. To be able to beat a fit top 5 player.
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