Yanina Wickmayer is unsure about the tournament in Paris, where she was scheduled to play her first match on Wednesday. After the Fed Cup win against the US on Sunday, a wooden wall fell on her leg at the Sportpaleis.
The incident occured in Antwerp, when fans approached Wickmayer for autographs after the doubles rubber. "There was some pushing and pulling in the crowd, which caused the wooden wall that separated the crowd from the players to collapse", says Wickmayer's father in Gazet van Antwerpen.
"The wall fell straight on her leg. She has a bruise on her ankle, which is also seriously swollen. She also grazed herself. It looks really dirty. The physiotherapist has bandaged her entire leg so the blood can leave."
The injury comes at an inconvenient time. Wickmayer had gained confidence from her two singles wins in Antwerp and looked ready to try and enter the top 20 again. Will she be able to play against Vesnina on Wednesday? "We'll have to wait and see", her father concluded.
What's that about? A wall? something gone wrong in translation maybe?
She played well yesterday but Vesnina was terrible. It seems that the injury is not serious but i'm scared because Zakapalova has a far better baseline game than Vesnina and she can make Wickmayer run .. Anyway come on Yanina !