Re: Stuttgart Dream QF: VIP Ana Ivanovic bows out to Sharapova 5-7 6-4 4-6
Sharapova would not take the break if she had won the second set (if she lost the first).
Do you really think this is a praisable tactic?
she quite often takes bathroom breaks after 2nd set in long matches, She is drinking quite much during matches , and Stuttgart is not hot outdoor Indian Wells to play 2-3 hours without making toilet break
according to WTA rules
2. Timing of Breaks
a. Change of Attire Breaks
Change of attire breaks must be taken on a set break.
b. Toilet Breaks
Toilet breaks should be taken on a set break. However, if a toilet
break is taken during a set, it must be taken before the player’s
own service game. If the player has been authorized to leave the
court before her opponent’s service game or during her own service
game once started, then the player is leaving the court on her
own time and will be penalized with back-to-back Time Violations
until the earlier of the time she returns to play, is due to serve, or
the score reaches a set break.
Accrording to WTA Maria made her toilet break in the right time, while Ana's break was more suspiscious
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Last edited by NashaMasha; Apr 26th, 2013 at 04:18 PM.