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willrock
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:38 PM
L'Equipe article about Razzano :

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100611_090439_le-cauchemar-de-razzano.html

Highlights for English speakers ==> the title is "Razzano's nightmare"
Basically, injuries are gonna make her ranking falling down... :(
It is precised that she is suing WTA as she considers that her foot injury has been caused by the incompetency of a WTA physio who massaged her feet so hard that Virginie could not even run after it. She had an oedema to her left foot due to this horrendous massage and then while trying to train again in May she tore a muscle to her right hip because of the first injury.
She plans not coming back before August and has almost no chance of participating to Wimbledon.
So sad :sad:

Daruma.
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Virginie! :sad:
I wish you a speedy recovery. :kiss:

Drimal
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Poor Virginie :sad:

Get better soon!

Ellery
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Virginie :tears: :hug:

Elwin.
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:33 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

Just Do It
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:35 PM
It is precised that she is suing WTA as she considers that her foot injury has been caused by the incompetency of a WTA physio who massaged her feet so hard that Virginie could not even run after it.

:rolls: :rolls: :happy: Gurl, ur losing it.

Nicolás89
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:44 PM
:rolls: :rolls: :happy: Gurl, ur losing it.

Why are you laughing? That happens more often than not.

Virginie. :awww:

Aaric
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:26 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

:haha:

toxina90
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:34 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

:spit:

Get well soon.

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:37 PM
A bad left foot massage caused a muscle tear in her right hip several weeks later???

Julian.
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:38 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

:spit:

vadin124
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM
For a split second glancing at the title of this thread, I imagined a Virginia Wade comeback. Got rather excited/scared at the same time. :D

Vespertine69
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:11 PM
For a split second glancing at the title of this thread, I imagined a Virginia Wade comeback. Got rather excited/scared at the same time. :D

Bring on the Ginny, I say! Tally ho!

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:13 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

:rolls:

New_balls_please
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:14 PM
CSN quits too :sad:

Chorophyll
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:16 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

Oh so much. :lol:

OneSlamWonder
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Get well soon Razano :angel:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:00 PM
you cant sue the WTA as you have to sign a form before they allow you to play.

edificio
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:32 PM
The suit seems ill-advised. Is she really going to sue?

tenn_ace
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:30 PM
I guess, pea brain was not advised that you sue your employer only you decided to leave it for good... What is she hoping for?

TheAllan
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:41 PM
you cant sue the WTA as you have to sign a form before they allow you to play.
There's nothing preventing a player from filing a lawsuit against the WTA, they are not above the law. However, given the details described here that allegedly brought about her injury, I doubt she would have much chance of succeeding. Not only would she need to prove that the injury stems from the massage, she also has to prove that the physiotherapist is incompetent, or at least acted in a highly incompetent manner.

Furthermore, she probably also has to prove that the WTA was aware of this to some extent in order to establish a high enough degree of culpability on their part. And that may be even more difficult unless it's common knowledge that the WTA has some clumsy-fingered savage employed who is fumbling around injuring players left and right.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Waivers
I understand that there may be some risks involved in my participation in the Tournaments, including, but not limited to, those associated with weather
conditions, playing conditions, equipment, other participants and spectators. I fully assume the risks associated with my participation in the Tournaments. I
waive any and all claims that I, my heirs or legal representatives may have against the WTA, the Tournaments, the Benefit Association, the ITF or any WTA
Tour sponsor or against any director, officer, employee, authorized agent or independent contractor of any of them arising out of any personal injury or
personal damage that is incurred during my participation in a Tournament or on the WTA Tour or arising in conjunction with any decision, ruling or action of
any of them or their directors, officers, employees or authorized agents with respect to all matters within their respective jurisdictions.
PLAYER (Print Name):___________________________________ (Signature):_________________________________ DATE:___________

TheAllan
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:09 PM
WaiversI understand that there may be some risks involved in my participation in the Tournaments, including, but not limited to, those associated with weather
conditions, playing conditions, equipment, other participants and spectators. I fully assume the risks associated with my participation in the Tournaments. I
waive any and all claims that I, my heirs or legal representatives may have against the WTA, the Tournaments, the Benefit Association, the ITF or any WTA
Tour sponsor or against any director, officer, employee, authorized agent or independent contractor of any of them arising out of any personal injury or
personal damage that is incurred during my participation in a Tournament or on the WTA Tour or arising in conjunction with any decision, ruling or action of
any of them or their directors, officers, employees or authorized agents with respect to all matters within their respective jurisdictions.
PLAYER (Print Name):___________________________________ (Signature):_________________________________ DATE:___________

That doesn't prevent her from suing - and a waiver can easily be dismissed by a court if the charge is severe misconduct by the WTA.

ivanban
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:10 PM
http://cdn.picapp.com/ftp/Images/f/5/e/3/Marion_Bartoli_wins_b087.JPG?adImageId=2077672&imageId=5751852

:o

kittyking
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Sorry to say this... but Virginie your an idiot. WTA Physio's are not god!

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:12 PM
:o

:cheer:

ivanban
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Sorry to say this... but Virginie you aren't idiot. WTA Physio's are not good!

Corrected :angel:

DimaDinosaur
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Virginie, stop blaming others. Marion must be having a field day upon hearing this

meteor
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:31 AM
yeah, this ship has already sailed for razzano. if she had a problem with the treatment she got, she should have brought it up then. now, it just seems like sour grapes.

fridayeggs
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:47 AM
I've never liked Razzano.

LoLex
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:22 AM
What a bitch :o

Alizé Molik
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:41 AM
That doesn't prevent her from suing - and a waiver can easily be dismissed by a court if the charge is severe misconduct by the WTA.

that waiver seems a little bit crazy :/ i don't think its possible for the WTA to avoid ALL liability for anything that happens ever :confused:

Jajaloo
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:30 AM
that waiver seems a little bit crazy :/ i don't think its possible for the WTA to avoid ALL liability for anything that happens ever :confused:

You can't negate all responsibility via a waiver. If Virginie can prove that the WTA has committed a tort, on the grounds of Contributory Negligence, then she is entitled to compensation.

dany.p
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:13 PM
I don't know much about the law, but i don't think that waiver can prevent Virginie from winning a lawsuit againts the wta if it can be proven that they have acted negligently. Whether they have or not is another question.

Jorn
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Has there been any comfirmed info about she won't play Wimbledon?

Jajaloo
Jun 13th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Has there been any comfirmed info about she won't play Wimbledon?

Yes. L'Equipe says that she won't play until August.

Jorn
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the info, Just wanted to know for sure as I has removed her from my List...

So Michelle LDB in MD.

goldenlox
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:26 PM
I'm sure her lawyer told her she has a winnable case.
Every person you hire isnt going to do their job perfectly.

Uranus
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Plus her fall in the rankings is more due to sucking than injuries imo.

Alizé Molik
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:36 PM
You can't negate all responsibility via a waiver. If Virginie can prove that the WTA has committed a tort, on the grounds of Contributory Negligence, then she is entitled to compensation.

right but i'd love to know how she's going to prove that this massage was the source of her foot injury, and then this hip one?

i'm also wondering where this case would be heard?? USA?

Jajaloo
Jun 13th, 2010, 03:57 PM
right but i'd love to know how she's going to prove that this massage was the source of her foot injury, and then this hip one?

I'm not sure how she'll prove the massage was the cause of her foot injury. But she'd be able to prove her hip injury was a result of the bung foot massage, if it was indeed the case. Hip muscles are weight bearing. So they are subject to heel strike shock and gravity when you run or walk. The body can cope with this if you are posturally stable. If she had a foot injury, she would've had postural imbalance. So the forces that impact on weight bearing areas such as the hip and knees when there's misalignment can be harmful.

I'm sure she would've gone to see a physio after she got the injury alleged "WTA injury", so it shouldn't be hard to prove, IF there was an instance of negligence.

leviathane
Jun 13th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Yes. L'Equipe says that she won't play until August.


No, i think it's just speculation.
No official withdraw.
Virinie wants to dramatize.

Vincey!
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
It's easy to blame a physio..she must have had something there before....sorry but a massage can't cause an injury, perhaps it can make it worse, but she wouls still have been out for few weeks/months with an injury at her foot.

treufreund
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Take it easy on the girl. Yes, I think this lawsuit is ridiculous but I do think we should have some sympathy for what is a tough problem for her. Get well soon, Virginie and please go see a shrink who can talk you out of this lawsuit garbage!

KournikovaFan91
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:54 PM
This all seems a little far-fetched like this physio has probably been working with the WTA years, she hardly one day decided to be really rough.

madlove
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:38 PM
go ahead and sue then

Joe.
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Omg, what a bitch.

OohZuzana
Jun 15th, 2010, 01:44 AM
I wrote a little about her lawsuit earlier today, if anyone is interested :)

http://sbnation.com/e/1281857