Poor Pammy. This would have been her year to win the tournament, too...
More seriously, does anyone have any information about injury timeout rules from those times? Because I'm pretty sure that a 10 minute rest/medical timeout wasn't allowed in/after 1986 or so (unless, of course, you were "special").
MCENROE RAGES INTO 3D ROUND - SHRIVER INJURES ANKLE, WITHDRAWS
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Friday, May 27, 1983
John McEnroe moved like a storm cloud into the third round of the French Open tennis championships yesterday after more rowdy scenes at Roland Garros stadium.
Still striving to adjust his game to the slow clay surface, McEnroe defeated Alberto Tous, a Spaniard with a whip-like forehand, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
During the match, McEnroe argued over line calls and asked unsuccessfully for the umpire to be changed.
At one point, he shouted obscenities at the French fans when they whistled and shouted at him.
In the women's singles, Pam Shriver, the No. 5 seed, fell and twisted her right ankle and retired after losing a set to Britain's Jo Durie. Two other seeded players - No. 7 Sylvia Hanika of West Germany and No. 9 Virginia Ruzici of Romania - were upset.
The top two seeded women, defending champion Martina Navratilova and four- time French Open winner Chris Evert Lloyd, won their matches.
Besides McEnroe, other top men to advance yesterday included defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden, Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia, Yannick Noah of France, Guillermo Vilas of Argentina and Jimmy Arias, an 18-year-old American.
McEnroe was in trouble for the second straight day. On Wednesday, while playing against fellow American Ben Testerman, he called an umpire obscene names and kicked a photographer's camera.
Against Tous, the storm began when McEnroe disagreed with a line call.
McEnroe moved across the court for the next point but still was arguing. The French umpire, Patrick Flodrops, told him to get on with the match.
"What do you mean, 'Get on with the match?' " McEnroe replied. "I'm talking to you. Aren't I allowed to talk?"
At the end of that game, McEnroe went over to tournament supervisor Roy Dance and demanded that Flodrops be removed. The request was refused.
Dance said at a news conference later: "I told him I thought the match was being conducted fairly for both players."
McEnroe received a warning, but only for taking too much time between points. He said he had had problems with Flodrops for the last five years and had a bad relationship with him.
Asked about press reports of his behavior against Testerman in the previous round, McEnroe replied: "It gets a bit boring reading all these lies."
Jimmy Connors and McEnroe are seeded to meet in the final for a title no American has won since Tony Trabert in 1955. Connors did not play yesterday.
Wilander, 18, a master of the slow, red, European clay, reached the third round by outstroking Christophe Bernelle of France, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3; third- seeded Lendl stopped Sergio Casal of Spain, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Vilas eliminated South Africa's Mike Myburg, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1; Noah defeated Victor Pecci of Paraguay, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, and Arias, who captured the Italian Open last week, ousted John Fitzgerald of Australia, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.
Also moving into the third round were No. 8 Jose Higueras of Spain, who downed Henri Leconte, the 18-year-old French star and one of the favorites of the Parisian fans, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; and No. 10 Eliot Teltscher, who defeated fellow American Jim Gurfein, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1.
Pam Shriver's injury cast a cloud over the morning's action.
In the seventh game of the match, with Durie leading 4-2, the Briton played a drop shot and wrong-footed Shriver as she came forward. The tall American crumpled to the court, where she lay for several minutes.
A doctor came out, and Shriver was granted a 10-minute rest under the rules.
She came back with her ankle taped and moved around well enough to save two set points. But after Durie won the last two games to close out the set, 6-2, Shriver shook hands and retired.
Her Australian coach, Don Candy, said that the injury was serious and that he did not know how it would affect Shriver's preparations for Wimbledon, the second Grand Slam tournament, which starts in just over three weeks.
"When we shook hands, she told me she didn't want to take any risks with Wimbledon ahead," Durie said. "I was close to her when she fell, and I could see she was in a lot of pain."
The slow surface has turned form upside down in the women's singles.
Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia won a long and close match against Hanika, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, and Catherine Tanvier of France, within two days of her 18th birthday, beat Ruzici, 6-3, 6-4, to the noisy delight of the partisan fans.
Navratilova had no problems rolling past Wendy White, 6-0, 6-3, to reach the round of 16, and Lloyd eliminated Christiane Jolissaint of Switzerland, 6-4, 6-2, and entered the round of 32.