I've never said she was faking it, she was overdramatic, like she always is when it comes to injuries. You say that Aga is a sore loser. Perhaps she is, but I've never seen her react like that after a loss. So there was something that infuriated her. If she was in such a pain, then what's the point of running so much and trying to get back the impossible balls. I was really annoyed by her behavior and, in the end, when Aga reacted the way she did, I wasn't surprised at all. And, if there were so many people who noticed it, then it had to be something wrong with that behavior.
I'm not blaming her fans for defending her, but there's no need to deny other players' and tennis fans' right to criticize on her. Some players get loads of shit for meaningless reasons, their looks for example. At least this type of criticism is about her on court behavior, not about her dresses, hair, nose, boyfriend etc.
I've never denied anybody's right to criticize Vika or anybody else. I've criticized her myself, on multiple occasions. I also know that you are one of the fairest of posters on TF, so I believe that you are quite sincere, and not just randomly hating on Vika like so many others.
That said, I believe serious criticism of a player should be reserved for stuff she really
does wrong. "Being overdramatic" doesn't cut it for me. Like you, I've never seen Aga react like that, but I feel it's a bit odd in a case where there's a flair-up between players to blindly trust one player's version over the other. Especially when that player has no real claim to any concrete wrongdoing. That so many people "noticed" something proves nothing, this is TF remember, and Vika is everybody's favorite pissing pole.
I believe you that Aga was genuinely infuriated, but why should she, or you, or anybody else, blame Vika for playing amazing tennis through an injury? Vika really wanted the win badly and fought hard for it, and much of the "dramatics" she demonstrated was brought on by Aga herself, trying to exploit Vika's injury by making her run down ball after amazing ball.
Nothing at all wrong with Aga trying to do that, that's her job, but what possible call did she have for getting mad when her ploy didn't work? It would have been different if the roles had been reversed before the injury, and Aga had been thrashing Vika. But as it was, the only slim chance Aga had of salvaging a win was to take advantage of Vika's injury. When that didn't work, the classy thing to do would have been to say "too good".