Sorry can't seem to get the hang of quotes!In reply to this one:
"Do you mean the press conference Genie gave after her semi-final victory? It's actually available in full on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9WHD...ODaYXLBuvkrjGX
) but she's not quizzed about Laura."
Yes, Sorry should have made clear it was the pre-final press conference where she said it, and it wasn't transcripted as the post match interviews are so there's no full record as it were, just a 2 min edited highlights on Wimbledon's site, but it was picked up by all our press as they tend to leach any gossip off each other like a chain of domino's!
Interesting that it seems it wasn't much to do with Saviano as that seems to have been the logical conclusion all along.
Oh I do love an intrigue!
At the end of the day the important thing is it hasn't affected her role with Saviano or either of their coaching arrangements, and it certainly hasn't affected Bouchard's success. I think both of them are good friends with Saviano's daughter too so they're clearly both being mature about moving on if they can maintain mutual friends and such.
Incidentally I hadn't seen before what the specifics of Laura's wrist injury were, quite heartening if you have a read up on it, apparently it's only a pain related condition, as because the tear is up the joint/ tendon (can't remember the full name now) rather than a normal snap, the joint still works (hence how Laura could continue playing albeit in pain and not know what was wrong). Read a paper by Berger who discovered the injury, and prior to his work apparently this was a phantom pain syndrome with no known cause (as tears don't show on an MRI which is how they diagnose). Anyway long and the short is as it's a pain injury and not a full snap of joint once it heals the wrist should be good as new (it doesn't have any significant recurrence rate) rather than when a snap heals and there is scar tissue and possible change of muscle positions and so on that may necessitate compensation measures and change of stroke execution etc.
Hopefully that all bodes well for a quick resumption of good hitting and getting back into form quicker. Been a horrible year for Laura seeing everyone pass her by so hope she gets back to her best in 2015.