Re: Do the Rules on Medical Timeouts Need Tightening Up?
I have been changing my stance on how exactly this should be changed. For now, I think there should be no timeouts. Get as much treatment as you like during the break between sets, and announce to the crowd what you are being treated for. If it is something that prevents you from continuing, forfeit necessary games to get to the changeover (one visit per set for each ailment). Obviously, in this scenario, VUvu could not have claimed treatment because she was playing fine until the timeout.
In general, there should be very little sympathy for something that happens within a match. Your opponent had better footwork and avoided rolling his ankle, why should he be made to wait because you screwed up?