Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
A lower back injury unless she has just put down anything is not a continuation of the Wimbledon injury is it? I don't think this injury is particularly concerning, but we will only see in a couple of weeks. If you have a niggle, you don't play 3 weeks in a row, that's how they get worse, better to rest up for a week.
I think she could have hurt anything between the knees and the belly button. There was a lot of uncommon unexpected strain on her knees, thighs, groin, back and hips in that fall. I don´t think Vika plays that bad on a hardcourt, if she is healthy. We have seen her being blown off the court occasionally, but this was something different. Stosur only played/served really well on the biggest points. In between it was just a bad match. It´s also unusual for Vika to make two UEs per game on hardcourts over a whole match. Especially against somebody like Stosur, who´ll either hit winners/force errors or make quick mistakes herself. It´s not like Stosur was at a particularly high level overall like at the US Open last year. We´ll have to wait and see.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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