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Chriskip
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:00 PM
against Zuluaga....and left the court without even acknowledging her opponent. I'll excuse her only by saying all the tears she was crying being down 0-6 0-3 got the better of her.
Otherwise thats in poor taste Mrs Bogomolov Jr

SelesFan70
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:00 PM
:eek:

*Jool*
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:02 PM
she retired beacause it was too hard ??? she didnt try to finish ? she didnt want to finish ?? :eek:
omg , thats really sad , poor Ashley

Fabiola , you should have given her one game , no ? ;)

king416
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I don't think Ashely was injured, she looked very despondent and embarrassed by being so thrashed. She was barely trying, quite poor sportsmanship from her.

hablo
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:02 PM
why did she retire ??

richie boy
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:03 PM
against Zuluaga....and left the court without even acknowledging her opponent.

I think she was too ashamed

hablo
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:03 PM
she retired beacause it was too hard ??? she didnt try to finish ? she didnt want to finish ?? :eek:
omg , thats really sad

Fabiola , you should have given her one game , no ? ;)

:lol:

zuluagafan
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:05 PM
o my thats wats called a LOSER! at least try to finish ur match and acknowlege your oponent have some character geez

Andrew..
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Nice one, Flinstone.

jfk
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:07 PM
That's very very disappointing. This was her chance....

Well, hopefully some of the American juniors will rise to the occasion.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:08 PM
If that was the case, how pathetic :rolleyes:

but she may have been injured :shrug:

TennisChick227
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:08 PM
OMG :tape: Some effort for someone who got a WC :rolleyes:

skanky~skanketta
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:12 PM
i don't think anyone is that pathetic to just quit cuz she's not winning a game. she must've been injured or something.

alfajeffster
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:12 PM
She was never that good to begin with. Just another IMG blonde science project that didn't make it off the ground.

S-T-E-V-E
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Ashley? What happened? I though you have a very good chance against Fabiola because you were playing well in the last few weeks, Fabiola didn't...OMG :confused:

Helen Lawson
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:14 PM
She was never that good to begin with. Just another IMG blonde science project that didn't make it off the ground.

:eek: :eek:

Helen loves the blonde and the beautiful! Hmm, if she were an actress, she's better than Pam Anderson and Anna Nicole, easily, but I'm not sure I even put her with Lana Turner.

TeamUSA#1
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:16 PM
More to the story than being told here....

apparently her Mom is critically ill (the commentators made it sound like she is dying?!?) so I think it is understandable that she left the court upset and out of it....

Martian KC
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Very odd indeed.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:19 PM
I hope her mom gets better soon...i am sure anyone with a mother can sympathize with Ashley at this moment ... :sad:

njguido11
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Shes had a great summer on the challenger circuit. obviously theres more to the story

Chriskip
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Well she may have been injured physically, but from what I saw she also gave up mentally. But she should not have been so injured that she couldnt have gone over to her opponent and said she was retiring. She shook the ump's hand after the physio saw her, then just went straight off.....nothing to Zuluaga. Thats more of spoilt brat nature than that of an injured tennis player

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Know the whole story before judging .

LeRoy.
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Yeah some people here are so judgmental :sad: How do some of you know what was going on inside her head ?

yukon145
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:23 PM
did they show any of this on USA?

dansnewbeg
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:23 PM
I thought her mom was better after the skin cancer?

I know Ashley's had problems with depression, perhaps it's an episode?

Whatever the case, hope she gets better.

yukon145
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:23 PM
poor Ashley, get better soon.

Chriskip
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:26 PM
But should it matter what is really going on in her head. She had the presence of mind to go to the ump...it just seems a bit strange that she didnt have it to acknowledge Zuluaga who was right there as well.

darrinbaker00
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:28 PM
More to the story than being told here....

apparently her Mom is critically ill (the commentators made it sound like she is dying?!?) so I think it is understandable that she left the court upset and out of it....
I have to assume that Ashley's mom told her to go out there and play.

lauryn
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Really odd. I thought she was injured when I saw she retired on the scoreboard :confused:

Didn't know about her mom :sad:

Dan the Assassin
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Poor Ashley :(

Jakeev
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Despite what happened on court today I can only echo that Ashley was coming into the Open with some degree of confidence. She was 16-2 in challenger events winning two titles.

And the fact Zuluaga herself hasn't done anything on court to write home about, it really was Ashley's chance to get back on track in the big leagues.

Hopefully this setback won't damage the hard work Ashley has been putting on court as of late.

Spunky83
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:49 PM
I hope her mom gets better soon...i am sure anyone with a mother can sympathize with Ashley at this moment ... :sad:

Arghhh...thatīs definetly sad. Itīs bad for everyone who has to suffer directly or indirectly from it but Ashley just made a "comeback" and now that...hope her mum will be ok

LeRoy.
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:56 PM
But should it matter what is really going on in her head. She had the presence of mind to go to the ump...it just seems a bit strange that she didnt have it to acknowledge Zuluaga who was right there as well.

Have you ever had a close relative who is seriously ill ? I mean its her mom who is ill here.....

azinna
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:00 PM
I watched the match. She was out of it. Something was surely going on mentally (if not also physically).

As for the not acknowledging Zuluaga: Again, I think something was going on mentally. Didn't seem to be intentional.

venusfan
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:11 PM
I thought Harkleroad retired a couple years ago.

darrinbaker00
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:31 PM
I thought Harkleroad retired a couple years ago.
She did, primarily because of her mother's illness.

brunof
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:47 PM
She was just saying that everyone should watch out because she's going to be bringing it at the US Open...and this? Strange...

bello
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:47 PM
This is really sad. Tennis is really sad, all these losdt hopes and dreams and potentials. How many stopries we have all seen with different outcomes....Kournikova, Lucic, Harkleroad, Seles, Capriati, Sabatini....I swear ...dramas plus in the tennis world

Tennace
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:50 PM
It looks like Ashley has a respiritory infection
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/ne

Tennace
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Oops the link doesnt work but it says it somewhere on the US Open site

Tennace
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:51 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/reports/2005-08-29/200508291125350710235.html
I think it works

LefandePatty
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:55 PM
Ashley :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
Get well soon :kiss:

richie boy
Aug 30th, 2005, 12:11 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/reports/2005-08-29/200508291125350710235.html
I think it works

...Coach Heath Waters, Lindsay Lee-Waters husband?

The actual information in this article about her retirement from the match is highly ambiguous. Sounds like she was paralysed by nerves as much as anything.

the cat
Aug 30th, 2005, 01:21 AM
It wasn't supposed to be like this for Ashley. I feel sorry for her. :sad:

Myskina Fan
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:16 AM
...Coach Heath Waters, Lindsay Lee-Waters husband?

The actual information in this article about her retirement from the match is highly ambiguous. Sounds like she was paralysed by nerves as much as anything.
Extremely ambiguous. A respiratory problem is mentioned but she mouthed "I'm so nervous" to her coach/family; her coach said she was "tight as a drum" and she walked off the court after only a "cursory" examination. Sounds very much like she was very nervous and wanted off as soon as possible for whatever reason but it's a sad way to go out after doing well leading up to the event in Challengers. I know Ashley suffered from depression at some point but a sad end to her Open whatever the explanation.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:27 AM
Oh well... at least Fabiola advances! :D

sunset
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:47 AM
I have not seen one pic of Ashly this year :confused: Does anyone have any to share?

Meesh
Aug 30th, 2005, 02:53 AM
Hope she is ok .. whatever it is.. She had a nice run this summer. I hate to see it end at the USO like this. I really thought she was ready after seeing her results this summer.

Hayato
Aug 30th, 2005, 06:25 AM
Good win Fabiola :banana: :woohoo: :bounce: :D :D :D :D :D

Poor sportsmanship Ashley.

Hachiko
Aug 30th, 2005, 06:28 AM
What a strange tournament this is turning into ...

Harju.
Aug 30th, 2005, 03:30 PM
I knew something was wrong when Ash was bagelled in the first set. Hopefully she recovers and will start playing WTA tourneys soon.

alfonsojose
Aug 30th, 2005, 04:15 PM
:eek: anyway, congrats, Fabiola. Now fight against Kim

Carmen Mairena
Aug 30th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Fabiola you bych! At least one game, mate! :kiss: ;)

Ashley... :rolleyes: :tape: :rolleyes: