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FORZA SARITA
May 16th, 2012, 09:26 PM
they just mentioned it on supertennis :confused:

TheItalianStyle
May 16th, 2012, 09:26 PM
:eek::eek::eek:

Wozzilroy
May 16th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Just because she's on Court 2?

In The Zone
May 16th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Even easier road for Serena..........

TheItalianStyle
May 16th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Shoulder problem apparently.
Why did she play tonight then?

crazillo
May 16th, 2012, 09:27 PM
:lol:

Mary Cherry.
May 16th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Wait, wut?

goldenlox
May 16th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Angelica Fratini ‏@angelikf
Azarenka retired! Shoulder problem. #Wta (https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23Wta) Rome

Wozniacki retired too. These are the young players, and its only Wednesday.
Tough sport

StoneRose
May 16th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Why :confused:.

Vaidisova
May 16th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Why??

FORZA SARITA
May 16th, 2012, 09:30 PM
i think they said shoulder injury :scratch:
poor Peer :o

sweetadri06
May 16th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Well hopefully she gets better. Need all the RG contenders healthy. :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 16th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Shoulder problem
Then again with queen vulture already out she's no longer needed there.

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 09:32 PM
due to shoulder problem...no?

saul1333
May 16th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Vika and Aga out on the same day :sobbing:

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Shoulder problem
Then again with queen vulture already out she's no longer needed there.

:unsure: :spit: though i am surprised u r a mod

Queen_Vee_92
May 16th, 2012, 09:33 PM
At least she doesn't have to make the dreaded journey to court 2 tommorow :lol:

Still a shame for Shahaar, chance of a sneaky quarter if she'd got to play Domi.

doomsday
May 16th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Shoulder problem
Then again with queen vulture already out she's no longer needed there.

THIS :lol:

Mynarco
May 16th, 2012, 09:33 PM
LAWD :lol: Good for Li I guess :lol:

StoneRose
May 16th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Oh well. Being 100% for RG is top priority. Would have liked to see that rematch against Cibulkova though.

saul1333
May 16th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Shoulder problem
Then again with queen vulture already out she's no longer needed there.

LMAOOOOOOO!

itzhak
May 16th, 2012, 09:35 PM
so why not give LL chance to play?

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Did she just find out she's on court 2? :lol:

FORZA SARITA
May 16th, 2012, 09:37 PM
so why not give LL chance to play?

eh?:lol:

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 09:39 PM
When did she get the shoulder injury :confused:

Does anyone else think it's in protest of being put on Court 2?

Queenpova
May 16th, 2012, 09:39 PM
With wozniacki, and vika out we only have maria, venus and serena left :help:

itzhak
May 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM
eh?:lol:

She knew it already before the match. If she would withdrew before the match, LL would play in the MD...

tennisbum79
May 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Shocking?

Did she show sign of this during the match?
Hope she'll feel ok for RG.

Peer must now feel really bad now, she could not even get 1 set.
Myabe if Peer had pusheda little, Vika would have retired.

Martian Jeza
May 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM
I didn't spot she was in pain with her shoulder : very weird :shrug: Why didn't she withdraw just after her loss at Madrid ? It's just comes out of the blue :(

Patrick345
May 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM
When did she get the shoulder injury :confused:

Does anyone else think it's in protest of being put on Court 2?

Yes totally. :facepalm:

LightWarrior
May 16th, 2012, 09:41 PM
What shoulder injury ? She was on fire tonight. This is crazy.

tennisbum79
May 16th, 2012, 09:41 PM
With wozniacki, and vika out we only have maria, venus and serena left :help:
How about Sam , Petra & VIP?

itzhak
May 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM
When did she get the shoulder injury :confused:

Does anyone else think it's in protest of being put on Court 2?

perhaps they put the winner in court 2 because they knew that she will not play tommorow?

Shivank17
May 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM
What? :hysteric: Didn't she just routine Shahar? :unsure:

FORZA SARITA
May 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM
She knew it already before the match. If she would withdrew before the match, LL would play in the MD...

i know it so then blame Vika :shrug:
i really don't get it too, "i love Rome" and then after 20 mins withdraws :weirdo:

Jane Lane
May 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM
She changed back to her original serve motion in the Peer match. Serve basically had nothing on it, Peer just sucks. Hopefully this is just Tankarenka and not anything from changing the serve to begin with.

Holdsworth
May 16th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Is Rome mandatory for her ??

Patrick345
May 16th, 2012, 09:43 PM
I didn't spot she was in pain with her shoulder : very weird :shrug: Why didn't she withdraw just after her loss at Madrid ? It's just comes out of the blue :(

She probably figured take the easy 125 points and save herself further trouble with Cibulkova/Na Li before the French Open. :lol:

TheItalianStyle
May 16th, 2012, 09:43 PM
It's the second straight time Vika withdraws from Rome with a made-up injury. And she said 2 minutes ago she loved Rome. No sign of injury tonight and I really wonder why she just didn't show up on court.
It's just sad and disappointing for the tournament.

serendipitynow
May 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
court 2 :lol:

Jorn
May 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
I turned off the TV before I heard her interview, but she looked happy... ?

sweetadri06
May 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Maybe she injured her shoulder by changing her service motion? I dunno. Players don't reveal everything about what's going on in their bodies you know.

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 09:45 PM
It's the second straight time Vika withdraws from Rome with a made-up injury. And she said 2 minutes ago she loved Rome. No sign of injury tonight and I really wonder why she just didn't show up on court.
It's just sad and disappointing for the tournament.

Why?

C2S
May 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM
What shoulder injury ? She was on fire tonight. This is crazy.


Right on, she was shrieking loud and clear too, not a trace of fatigue...:scratch:

StoneRose
May 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM
She changed back to her original serve motion in the Peer match. Serve basically had nothing on it, Peer just sucks. Hopefully this is just Tankarenka and not anything from changing the serve to begin with.Probably is. And it's a smart move from her point of view, she looked like she needs some rest for some time already. Disappointing for the tournament though, would have preferred her quitting Madrid personally.

TheItalianStyle
May 16th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Why?

Why wouldn't it be? She's just the number 1 player in the world...

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 09:48 PM
With wozniacki, and vika out we only have maria, venus and serena left :help:

Still have Li at the other side, though

C. Drone
May 16th, 2012, 09:48 PM
pretty sure it was decided before Peer match that she´ll withdraw. And organizers already knew it when made the schedule.
with one match no 0 pointers to her rankings, everybody happy.

TheBoiledEgg
May 16th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Is Rome mandatory for her ??

It doesn't natter now she's played
But it she withdrew she would have gotten another 0 pointer
Having 3 is almost losing 1000 pts for her now.

tennisbum79
May 16th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Maybe she injured her shoulder by changing her service motion? I dunno. Players don't reveal everything about what's going on in their bodies you know.
...Or she changed her service motion because of the injury.

Vika has had some very vigorous pre-match warm-up that led to a faa, maybe the same happened here and caused the injury

Patrick345
May 16th, 2012, 09:52 PM
She changed back to her original serve motion in the Peer match. Serve basically had nothing on it, Peer just sucks. Hopefully this is just Tankarenka and not anything from changing the serve to begin with.

Yeah hopefully it is. Whenever a player withdraws with shoulder, back or hip injury you get concerned. It is also a bit disrepectful to players, who really suffer from these career-altering injuries. :sad:

That´s the general problem with forcing players into mandatory events. Ultimately the prize money and amount of ranking points should pick the voluntary schedule for the players. We have only played one of the six major tournaments of the year and Azarenka has already played 38 matches. No wonder she wants a break or rest some nagging minor injuries.

donellcarey
May 16th, 2012, 09:53 PM
:oh:

LightWarrior
May 16th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Serena has a real back pain but won't withdraw. Azarenka has a fake back injury but withdraws. Go figure...

dragonflies
May 16th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Just saw the match earlier and Vika was whacking Peer around the court and showed no sign of any physical problem until the last point. Unless a crazy fan snatched her shoulders on the way back to the locker room, expect she turns up healthy for RG then.

Well, enjoy your 10 day preslam vacation, Vika ;)

Queenpova
May 16th, 2012, 09:55 PM
c'mon guys dont be mean, she's extremely injured as seen from her hard match today

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2012, 09:56 PM
I saw her grimacing in parts in today's match so I already knew something was up. She really NEEDED a break though, I think it has more to do with that rather than having an actual concerning shoulder problem. Right shoulder injury is her go-to diagnosis when withdrawing from tournaments. :lol:

Rest up for RG, you'll need it. :)

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 09:56 PM
She wants to play Brussels instead :lol:

IT WAS A JOKE BEFORE ANY SENSITIVE AZARENKA FANS TAKE UMBRIDGE :bolt:

StoneRose
May 16th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Serena has a real back pain but won't withdraw. Azarenka has a fake back injury but withdraws. Go figure...Yeah well Serena has skipped other events Vika played.

CloudAtlas
May 16th, 2012, 09:58 PM
:lol:

Ben Rothenberg ‏@BenRothenberg
Azarenka wins easy over Peer, then withdraws from Rome after. A tournament without a Radwanska beatdown available is not worth staying at?

Jane Lane
May 16th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Is she playing Brussels? :lol:

IT WAS A JOKE BEFORE ANY SENSITIVE AZARENKA FANS TAKE UMBRIDGE :bolt:

Oh, don't worry, none of us take you seriously anyway. ;)

C. Drone
May 16th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Serena has a real back pain but won't withdraw. Azarenka has a fake back injury but withdraws. Go figure...

yes, please tell more about how Serena withdraw last summer from Cincinnati just to go the Kardashian wedding. :oh:

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Oh, don't worry, none of us take you seriously anyway. ;)

Good - I'm pleased about that :bounce:

Queenpova
May 16th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Oh, don't worry, none of us take you seriously anyway. ;)

This. The joke COULD work if his fave was relevant these days and not a washed up fluke.

2moretogo
May 16th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Well ok. Rest up, I guess.

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2012, 10:01 PM
yes, please tell more about how Serena withdraw last summer from Cincinnati just to go the Kardashian wedding. :oh:
LMAO yes, Serena fans should not try to come for other players with such reasons. :lol:

FORZA SARITA
May 16th, 2012, 10:01 PM
This. The joke COULD work if his fave was relevant these days and not a washed up fluke.

you're so pressed :lol:

Mary Cherry.
May 16th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Can we please ban all forms of the word "relevant" from TF?

Miracle Worker
May 16th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Hmm... All of them are injured or they tank, so...


C'mon Scheepers :cheer: Win them all :cheer:

sammy01
May 16th, 2012, 10:04 PM
back to normal for vika, starts to lose a few matches and she is 'injured'. she looked more than ok against peer, she just knows she aint beating serena and there is no way serena is losing before the semi finals with her draw.

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 10:04 PM
This. The joke COULD work if his fave was relevant these days and not a washed up fluke.

Meanwhile the washed up fluke has won more relevant tournaments in the year that she broke through than Sharapova has in 3 years :hah: :haha:

Alejandrawrrr
May 16th, 2012, 10:05 PM
:lol:

:rolls:

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 10:05 PM
you're so pressed :lol:

I know :haha:

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Oh, don't worry, none of us take you seriously anyway. ;)

:hi5: :hi5: :hi5:

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 10:07 PM
:hah: @ the mashturds

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2012, 10:08 PM
back to normal for vika, starts to lose a few matches and she is 'injured'. she looked more than ok against peer, she just knows she aint beating serena and there is no way serena is losing before the semi finals with her draw.
Starts to lose a few matches? :lol: She's lost three matches in the first 5 months of the season. Don't give me that, you know yourself that doesn't make any sense. And like I said earlier, she was grimacing in parts of the match today, so there was clearly something not right.

Pump-it-UP
May 16th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Smart of her. She played 6 matches last week and would have had to potentially play 5 matches in 5 days this week. IW/Miami/Stuttgart/Madrid/Rome/RG is too much tennis for her over the span of 11(?) weeks.

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Meanwhile, Karma Flop and PetraNr.4 should get a room first. Thanks bye

sweetadri06
May 16th, 2012, 10:10 PM
STAN WARS!!!:bounce::bounce::worship:

LightWarrior
May 16th, 2012, 10:11 PM
yes, please tell more about how Serena withdraw last summer from Cincinnati just to go the Kardashian wedding. :oh:

God get a sense of humour. All I'm saying is that Serena is notoriously known for tanking/withdrawing in tournaments outside the slams. But she doesn't this time around against all odds, even with clear back a clear back pain. The world is going nuts, can't you see ? ;)

PetraReeMona
May 16th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Meanwhile, Karma Flop and PetraNr.4 should get a room first. Thanks bye

ewwwwwwwwwww please http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick006.gif

I like my men to be men, not boys.

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Smart of her. She played 6 matches last week and would have had to potentially play 5 matches in 5 days this week. IW/Miami/Stuttgart/Madrid/Rome/RG is too much tennis for her over the span of 11(?) weeks.

That makes sense! If only more people can think clearly like this instead of throwing the non-sense card that she lost a few matches and decided to withdraw, etc :tape:

Meanwhile, Karma Flop and PetraNr.4 should get a room first. Thanks bye

:haha: :oh:

itzhak
May 16th, 2012, 10:13 PM
I'm big fun of Vika but it was not professional act. It's obvious that she, the WTA and the orgnisers knew already before the match that she is not gonna play more than one match. She was totally fine during the match, nothing happened during the match, this was decision taken already before that. I understand her desicion not to play full tournament after two finals, it's not a bad act but there is a way to do it, not like this.

I'm not saying it because of Shahar, even if it was Rodionova, I would say the same thing. You don't want to play the tournament- give others chance to play and don't do calculations of 0 Points or 125 points. This is just dissapoitment to see such a brilliant player do such a problematic act.

sammy01
May 16th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Starts to lose a few matches? :lol: She's lost three matches in the first 5 months of the season. Don't give me that, you know yourself that doesn't make any sense. And like I said earlier, she was grimacing in parts of the match today, so there was clearly something not right.

scheduled for court #2 tomorrow, the tournament already knew she was gonna pull out obviously. funny how she played useless peer 'extremely injured' yet it was so bad she obviously couldn't keep playing until she got beat by a decent player

C. Drone
May 16th, 2012, 10:15 PM
God get a sense of humour. All I'm saying is that Serena is notoriously known for tanking/withdrawing in tournaments outside the slams. But she doesn't this time around against all odds, even with clear back a clear back pain. The world is going nuts, can't you see ? ;)

humour? from you? geez, when i thought this board cant surprise me.
And you really believe Serena wouldnt w/d if she has any problem? :lol:

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2012, 10:17 PM
scheduled for court #2 tomorrow, the tournament already knew she was gonna pull out obviously. funny how she played useless peer 'extremely injured' yet it was so bad she obviously couldn't keep playing until she got beat by a decent player
OR the tournament did not want Peer/Cibulkova to be on CC in case Peer beat Azarenka today, as there was "possible court change" next to their match in the OOP. If Vika won, the Cibulkova match would've been moved to CC. That's pretty logical, don't you think?

Mynarco
May 16th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Oh, don't worry, none of us take you seriously anyway. ;)

:sobbing: too much

TheBoiledEgg
May 16th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Na-mug must be partying.
2 more wins & Na drops Woz to no9

flareon
May 16th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Get well Vika :hug:

Vikapower
May 16th, 2012, 10:21 PM
I understand now why Victoria was serving high (%) in the match against Shahar. Her average serve speeds were around 140-150 certainly even lower -- Ugh. :facepalm: That sucks bad. :sad:

Slutiana
May 16th, 2012, 10:22 PM
Why?
:haha:

Sad but true.

abesky
May 16th, 2012, 10:23 PM
6-1 6-2 win over Peer? How is shoulder injury resulted from such an easy game?
You mean she pulled out of Rome because she's scared of facing Serena?

Jane Lane
May 16th, 2012, 10:23 PM
6-1 6-2 win over Peer? How is shoulder injury resulted from such an easy game?
You mean she pulled out of Rome because she's scared of facing Serena?

Pretty sure a cardbox box could've beaten Peer, just saying.

pedropt
May 16th, 2012, 10:26 PM
She looked sad/unmotivated during tonight's match. Hardly a surprise.

Matt01
May 16th, 2012, 10:27 PM
back to normal for vika, starts to lose a few matches and she is 'injured'. she looked more than ok against peer, she just knows she aint beating serena and there is no way serena is losing before the semi finals with her draw.


:rolleyes:

Matt01
May 16th, 2012, 10:32 PM
I'm not saying it because of Shahar, even if it was Rodionova, I would say the same thing. You don't want to play the tournament- give others chance to play and don't do calculations of 0 Points or 125 points. This is just dissapoitment to see such a brilliant player do such a problematic act.


Maybe Vika was forced to play this tournament by the WTA and its stupid rules so she played one match to avoid a fine and a zero-pointer and then withdrew to be fit for RG. Not saying that this is good (I criticisi this as I criticise Serena who does that all the time), but I think it's understandable to a certain degree.

VIK!
May 16th, 2012, 10:32 PM
The whole thread is ridiculous..too many ppl. are pretending to be Columbo to figure out the truth,but they only do post their weird speculation..:rolleyes:

manu32
May 16th, 2012, 10:32 PM
6-1 6-2 win over Peer? How is shoulder injury resulted from such an easy game?
You mean she pulled out of Rome because she's scared of facing Serena?

obviously scared and not injured obviously or extremely injured ?
WTA needs real N0 1 NOW...

Slutiana
May 16th, 2012, 10:33 PM
yes, please tell more about how Serena withdraw last summer from Cincinnati just to go the Kardashian wedding. :oh:
As cute and funny as this urban legend is, let's not pretend we didn't all see her physically struggling and killing herself to beat Hradecka, and then the layers and layers (and more layers) of tape that was on the said toe throughout the US Open. :lol:

Stonerpova
May 16th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Rome final: Li def. Masha :o

tennisphilia
May 16th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Isn't this the second time she withdrew this year from a tournament after winning a match? I think she did the same in Dubai...

C. Drone
May 16th, 2012, 10:41 PM
As cute and funny as this urban legend is, let's not pretend we didn't all see her physically struggling and killing herself to beat Hradecka, and then the layers and layers (and more layers) of tape that was on the said toe throughout the US Open. :lol:

too much dancing obviously.

Vikapower
May 16th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Maybe Vika was forced to play this tournament by the WTA and its stupid rules so she played one match to avoid a fine and a zero-pointer and then withdrew to be fit for RG. Not saying that this is good (I criticisi this as I criticise Serena who does that all the time), but I think it's understandable to a certain degree.

Victoria has 2 0's in her ranking already, Cincinatti and Dubai -- she at least played one match in Rome (Premier 5) and throw it away then after to not worsen it and her ranking.

That's what she did --

I don't know the rules for a player who has three 0's in their ranking.

Jane Lane
May 16th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Isn't this the second time she withdrew this year from a tournament after winning a match? I think she did the same in Dubai...

She never played in Dubai - that's why she got the 2nd 0 (after Cincy '11).

Veesus
May 16th, 2012, 10:51 PM
afraid to face the queen. COWARD.

slamchamp
May 16th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Meanwhile the washed up fluke has won more relevant tournaments in the year that she broke through than Sharapova has in 3 years :hah: :haha:

When is this joke of a poster stop talking about maria?:o It's not Maria's fault that your fave loves to choke against her:awww::lol:

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 11:00 PM
afraid to face the queen. COWARD.

I, with all my might, will never get this kind of comment

tennisphilia
May 16th, 2012, 11:03 PM
and here's the featured story in the Rome tennis tournament website:

"Serena's attitude sets example
by Staff, 16.05.2012

A true champion in life puts everything to one side in order to achieve their aim. By a quirk of fate Serena Williams was on court twice in the space of 15 hours for her first two matches. "

Link: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/News/Tennis/2012/Tournament/Serena-Williams-Wednesday.aspx

Just wondering if the story came out after Azarenka withdrew.

danieln1
May 16th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Fear of getting trashed by Serena again? :oh:

Just kidding, I think she was pissed because never in history a world number 1 was.dumped to court 2 in the tournament :happy:

HRHoliviasmith
May 16th, 2012, 11:13 PM
Rest up, Vika. :hug:

Wish she hadn't been so generous last year, she might have had one of these under her belt already. :sobbing:

kwilliams
May 16th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Hope she can be fully fit before RG. It'll be much more interesting with her there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/7112166209/

Linguae^
May 16th, 2012, 11:25 PM
She finds no satisfaction playing a tournament without Radwanska to beat.

Brad[le]y.
May 16th, 2012, 11:39 PM
:rolls: at people citing a routine win over Peer as proof that she's faking.

The only player Peer can beat is JJ.

hobahobaspirit
May 16th, 2012, 11:41 PM
LOL at people calling this a smart move. Azarenka has basically zero real clay court preparation for RG. Rome is the only real warm-up tournament left.

manu32
May 16th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Curiously Azarenka's fans not anxious...why? she is injured...or she is not?

manu32
May 16th, 2012, 11:43 PM
LOL at people calling this a smart move. Azarenka has basically zero real clay court preparation for RG. Rome is the only real warm-up tournament left.

.......

LightWarrior
May 16th, 2012, 11:46 PM
ROME -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Italian Open because of a right shoulder injury. Tournament organizers say Azarenka made the decision after routing Shahar Peer of Israel 6-1, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday night.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

LightWarrior
May 16th, 2012, 11:46 PM
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7939107/no-1-victoria-azarenka-shoulder-withdraws-rome

sweetadri06
May 16th, 2012, 11:47 PM
LOL at people calling this a smart move. Azarenka has basically zero real clay court preparation for RG. Rome is the only real warm-up tournament left.

if she has an injury than why worsen it? I seriously doubt Vika is losing before the 4th round(at the earliest) in RG anyways.

Oizo
May 16th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Oh well. Being 100% for RG is top priority. Would have liked to see that rematch against Cibulkova though.

Me too ;)

manu32
May 16th, 2012, 11:55 PM
if she has an injury than why worsen it? I seriously doubt Vika is losing before the 4th round(at the earliest) in RG anyways.

Look at the match,injury?
and ITW after ?
maybe no show @rg becoz injury?

Temperenka
May 17th, 2012, 12:04 AM
WHAT!? :sobbing:

Rest up for RG, Vika. :sad:

Not liking her chances now considering how much real clay match play she has. :(

Brad[le]y.
May 17th, 2012, 12:07 AM
WHAT!? :sobbing:

Rest up for RG, Vika. :sad:

Not liking her chances now considering how much real clay match play she has. :(

she had an injury in Rome last year, and made the QFs of RG :shrug: She'll be fine ;)

Bayo
May 17th, 2012, 12:18 AM
The day that Aga loses. The irony. :bigcry:

CameronCopper
May 17th, 2012, 12:31 AM
yes, please tell more about how Serena withdraw last summer from Cincinnati just to go the Kardashian wedding. :oh:

:lol:

CameronCopper
May 17th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Hope she is not extremely injured. Recover well Vika.

Sean.
May 17th, 2012, 12:39 AM
I didn't spot she was in pain with her shoulder : very weird :shrug: Why didn't she withdraw just after her loss at Madrid ? It's just comes out of the blue :(

:lol: Was that deliberate?

vozas
May 17th, 2012, 12:40 AM
Damn, I wanted a rematch with Maria.

Get well Vika! See you in Roland Garros:)

Martian Jeza
May 17th, 2012, 01:11 AM
:lol: Was that deliberate?


Not even :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Shonami Slam
May 17th, 2012, 01:11 AM
glad she took care of shahar first. would be a pity for peet to rack up more lucky points with het lousy game.

Trih
May 17th, 2012, 02:16 AM
I just read this, what happened? Is it bad or just a precaution for RG? :[

gulzhan
May 17th, 2012, 02:46 AM
She finds no satisfaction playing a tournament without Radwanska to beat.

:haha:

Myggen
May 17th, 2012, 04:38 AM
Better to withdraw now and make it look like she's injured and not before the next round where it would have looked like she is afraid to play Serena.

Israel
May 17th, 2012, 04:42 AM
She looked just fine against Peer. Maybe a little tired but that's it.
Now this is annoying, why can't Shahar play Cibulkova instead of her?

ReboundAce
May 17th, 2012, 05:14 AM
Better to withdraw now and make it look like she's injured and not before the next round where it would have looked like she is afraid to play Serena.

You think Serena will go that far, and be all exhausted in Paris, no way Jose :)

Mistress of Evil
May 17th, 2012, 06:11 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m39fq3LIOM1qd7lipo1_500.gif

I couldn't held myself. :sobbing:

Even easier road for Serena..........

Li Na is more of a threat to Serena than Vikaria. :shrug:

Vuvurenka
May 17th, 2012, 06:53 AM
Strategic tank for RG. Good decision.

See you in Paris Vika.

dornik
May 17th, 2012, 07:11 AM
She looked just fine against Peer. Maybe a little tired but that's it.
Now this is annoying, why can't Shahar play Cibulkova instead of her?

Because she won only 3 games in the match :)

bbjpa
May 17th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Retiranka is back :eek:

doujyr
May 17th, 2012, 08:23 AM
ROME -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Italian Open because of a right shoulder injury. Tournament organizers say Azarenka made the decision after routing Shahar Peer of Israel 6-1, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday night.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press


and it was pure coincidence the match vs cib was scheduled for court 2 :rolleyes:

ReboundAce
May 17th, 2012, 08:34 AM
Not that smart move i would say, she should have retired in the early rounds in Madrid at the fake clay, Rome is way better to prepare for Roland Garros, but whatever suits her :rolleyes:

Smitten
May 17th, 2012, 08:34 AM
What a joke. She'll be given a lashing in Paris on Chatrier. Scrub skank.

Smitten
May 17th, 2012, 08:36 AM
Not that smart move i would say, she should have retired in the early rounds in Madrid at the fake clay, Rome is way better to prepare for Roland Garros, but whatever suits her :rolleyes:

What has Azarenka ever done on "true" red clay? One title, Marbella.

Azarenka can't hit winners on slow clay nor can she do anything good. She had nice results on Stuttgart and Madrid (faster clay that helps her generate pace). In heavier conditions, her innocuous game is useless against a higher level opponent.

She's better off practicing moonballing with Bagelie for the next week and a half.

Halepsova
May 17th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Vika thinks this tournament is pointless since Aga is gone. :oh:

aloeball
May 17th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Whos wedding is it this time

AnywhereButHome
May 17th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Extremely Injured's probably scared to face Serena once again :rolleyes:

evana
May 17th, 2012, 10:35 AM
She was afraid of playing Dominika and getting trashed by Serena again? :oh:

nealcaffrey
May 17th, 2012, 10:36 AM
well obvious she did it for the bonus money

is she already a lock for year end no. 1 spot?

anyway, next. she wasnt winning this anyway

doomsday
May 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Extremely Injured's probably scared to face Serena once again :rolleyes:

:lol: don't be stupid. She had more chances to beat Rena in here than she had in Madrid.
Don't really know what's the matter with her but she needed a break that's for sure. See you at the FO.

LightWarrior
May 17th, 2012, 11:21 AM
and it was pure coincidence the match vs cib was scheduled for court 2 :rolleyes:

Right on. Didn't make any sense that she was scheduled on court 2 (the only singles match on that court today). Meaning that she told organizers she would withdraw BEFORE playing Peer. Which makes her case aggravating. :tape:

pov
May 17th, 2012, 01:16 PM
That sucks! Injury to any player always sucks. Hopefully she'll recover quickly and fully.

pov
May 17th, 2012, 01:17 PM
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of the Premier tournament in Rome after her 6-1, 6-2 opening-round victory over Shahar Peer with right shoulder trouble. Azarenka was rumored to have shoulder problems last weekend in Madrid, but after Serena Williams overwhelmed her in the final, she refused to discuss the issue.
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