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Cp6uja
May 19th, 2012, 12:15 AM
Here is bizarre list of Victoria Azarenka career retirements so far:

2006 75K Pittsburgh F A. Wozniak V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2007 T3 Hobart QR2 E. Gagliardi V. Azarenka 6-3 5-2 ret.
2007 T3 Prague SF A. Morigami V. Azarenka 6-3 4-5 ret.
2008 T3 Hobart R1 O. Govortsova V. Azarenka 1-3 ret.
2008 T1 Rome R3 T. Pironkova V. Azarenka 6-2 1-0 ret.
2008 T2 Eastbourne R1 A. Rezai V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2008 T2 Zurich QF A.M. Garrigues V. Azarenka 4-6 6-3 ret.
2009 GS Australian Open R4 S. Williams V. Azarenka 3-6 4-2 ret.
2009 YEC Tour Champ. RR A. Radwanska V. Azarenka 4-6 7-5 4-1 ret.
2010 Intl Marbella QF M.J.M. Sanchez V. Azarenka 0-4 ret.
2010 Prmr Charleston R2 C. McHale V. Azarenka 2-6 2-2 ret.
2010 PM Madrid R1 S. Peng V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2010 P5 Montreal SF V. Zvonareva V. Azarenka 7-6(6) 1-0 ret.
2010 GS US Open R2 G. Dulko V. Azarenka 5-1 ret.
2010 PM Beijing R2 T. Bacsinszky V. Azarenka 4-6 3-2 ret.
2011 PM Indian Wells QF C. Wozniacki V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2011 Prmr Stuttgart R2 J. Goerges V. Azarenka 4-6 ret.
2011 P5 Rome QF M. Sharapova V. Azarenka 4-6 3-0 ret.
2011 Prmr Eastbourne QF M. Bartoli V. Azarenka 6-2 2-0 ret.

She is on good road to overtake by number of retirements some older players well known about this issue (Bartoli, Jankovic, Petrova). But number of retirements and theirs frequency is actually not subject of this thread. Subject of this thread is an irrational fact that since 2008 out of all 16 hers retirements during matches - 7 times that is happen at the moment when she lead in that match!!! If You don't have feeling how strange this is - I check for You same this numbers about all other WTA players currently into TOP20 (Sharapova, A.Radwanska, Kvitova, Stosur, S.Williams, Bartoli, Wozniacki, Li, Zvonareva, Kerber, Petkovic, Lisicki, Schiavone, Ivanovic, Kirilenko, Cibulkova, Hantuchova, Vinci and Jankovic) and believe or not, they all together during theirs whole careers collected less retirements during matches when they is in leading position than Victoria Azarenka alone in just four years! Also it's interesting that in all this 7 cases (except after AO/2009 retirement vs Serena) she played next tournament already one or two weeks later!?

Here is list of "retirement when lead" matches of all other currently TOP20 players:

2006 T1 Berlin R1 N. Li A. Ivanovic 1-6 ret.
2007 T1 Zurich QF T. Golovin M. Bartoli 4-5 ret.
2009 Intl Luxembourg R1 A. Kremer C. Wozniacki 5-7 0-5 ret.
2010 Prmr Eastbourne R1 E. Baltacha N. Li 6-7(6) ret.
2011 Intl Bastad R2 S. Arvidsson C. Wozniacki 2-6 1-0 ret.
2011 P5 Toronto R1 I. Benesova D. Cibulkova 7-5 4-6 1-3 ret.


FOOTNOTE: For all this stats I use kworb's WTA match-finder (http://kworb.net/wta/) which has all WTA tour matches between 1981-2011, so current 2012 season is not included!


So what do You thinking about all this strange numbers? Amazing coincidence, or You have some own conspiracy theory which will explain this?

dsanders06
May 19th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Ok, I love an excuse to rag on Azarenka for her retirements as much as the next person, but whatever point you have is far too convoluted for me to bother this time :lol:

CameronCopper
May 19th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Voodoo.

Jorn
May 19th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Its a coincidence, she's a good player and lead the matches she played, but was in the past know as one retired often...

Cp6uja
May 19th, 2012, 12:30 AM
Its a coincidence, she's a good player and lead the matches she played, but was in the past know as one retired often...But it must be a GIANT coincidence when 22 years old have more retirements when lead than rest of TOP20 all together (and only three of them are younger than Vika).

Jorn
May 19th, 2012, 12:37 AM
I just know the reason arn't the same as why Caro retired agaist Kremer :o


But Vika is No. 1 because she don't has retired since Eastbourne...

CetkovskaBrazil
May 19th, 2012, 02:15 AM
Vika is a player who retires in every match than he see Serena in the crowd :haha:

Hurley
May 19th, 2012, 02:16 AM
So what do You thinking about all this strange numbers? Amazing coincidence, or You have some own conspiracy theory which will explain this?

Thanks, Maria.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 19th, 2012, 02:18 AM
Ok. Brand new info. Whoopie!:cheer:

Pops Maellard
May 19th, 2012, 02:24 AM
She doesn't retire anymore, she withdraws :p.

Chunchun
May 19th, 2012, 05:30 AM
Ana Ivanovic will win Roland Garros 2012!!!!

Wozzilroy
May 19th, 2012, 08:35 AM
In Viktoria, the danger is WITHIN, not WITHOUT

Viennalover
May 19th, 2012, 09:29 AM
She retires 4-5 matches a year. :rolleyes:
sounds quite often.

marineblue
May 19th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Tactical decisions, it seems. Just like Serena.

Simugna Help
May 19th, 2012, 09:56 AM
But it must be a GIANT coincidence when 22 years old have more retirements when lead than rest of TOP20 all together (and only three of them are younger than Vika).

She used to retire whenever she felt slight pain somewhere, Lisicki style. Except Lisicki rarely leads in her matches, hence she doesn't have Vuvurenka's record.:p

Pebbles
May 19th, 2012, 10:48 AM
To me the Wozniacki withdrawals are pretty suspect. She retires when winning easily against players at their smaller home tournaments (Kremer in Luxembourg and Arvidsson in Sweden).

pesto
May 19th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Well, the Kremer one has been talked about to exhaustion already.