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pierce0415
May 3rd, 2006, 10:51 PM
http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/05/04/sport/sport_30003174.php

Tamarine's brush with death
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[TENNIS] Tamarine Tanasugarn almost died after falling victim to food poisoning during a tournament in Mexico last month.




The Kingdom's No 1 player said she is taking a three-week break from tennis due to a bizarre headache she developed after her "kiss of death" in Coatzacoalcos where she had to forfeit her second round match against Ukrainian Estefania Craciun.



"I don't know what it is but I am getting pain on the left side of my brain since then. It hurts when I get up in the morning,'' said the world No 149.



"I was given an injection by a tournament's therapist but I didn't get better. I was admitted to a hospital and the doctor there said I would have gone if I was a fraction late. I felt numb all over my body and had cramps around my stomach,'' Tamarine told The Nation.



The sickness hampered her progress and she stumbled in the opening rounds of three of the five tournaments she had entered in the USA and Mexico. Her best result came in a US$25,000 Challenger in Roza Rica where she made the quarter-finals.



"I was unlucky. When I started playing well again, I got sick and had to stay in the hospital. My body was very weak,'' disclosed Tammy, who is very concerned about her condition.



"I'm scared now. I'm trying to see a specialist for a thorough examination of my condition. It might take some time,'' said the former top 20 player and winner of one WTA title.



Tamarine said the illness is not career threatening and she has no plans to hang up her racquet in near future. "I'm still able to practise and compete. But I'm taking time off to have a check-up and heal the symptom. There is no plan to retire and I still love to play for a couple of years more,'' she said.

Tamarine said she will not make the trip to Roland Garros and also abstain from all clay court events this year. It will be her first no show at the French Open in nine years. She will resume her tour at the end of this month by competing in two hard court Challengers in China before heading to her most favourite surface, the grass in Surbiton and Wimbledon where she will have to qualify.

jonny84
May 3rd, 2006, 10:53 PM
Thankfully she is ok.

Hope she fully recovers.

watchdogfish
May 3rd, 2006, 10:55 PM
Oh dear :sad: I wish her all the best for a full and speedy recovery

hablo
May 3rd, 2006, 10:56 PM
Tamarine :hug:

Tripp
May 3rd, 2006, 10:58 PM
Well, but it seems she's OK and is even able to keep practising.

And skipping the clay court season is a very smart decision, she sucks at it, big time, and there's no point in playing $25K tournaments and losing in the 2nd round when you're at a surface that doesn't suit her game, at that point of her career.

Good luck in the future, I'm glad to hear she's not retiring in the near future :)

¤CharlDa¤
May 3rd, 2006, 10:59 PM
It has been really tough on tammy recently, she didn't need that :sad:

janko
May 3rd, 2006, 11:20 PM
get well soon!

Farina Elia Fan
May 3rd, 2006, 11:22 PM
Tammy :sad:

Fan2Nanne
May 3rd, 2006, 11:23 PM
almost died :eek: :hysteric:

Reuchlin
May 3rd, 2006, 11:45 PM
didn't she suffer from a foot-condition before?

Krystell
May 3rd, 2006, 11:57 PM
http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/05/04/sport/sport_30003174.php

Tamarine's brush with death
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[TENNIS] Tamarine Tanasugarn almost died after falling victim to food poisoning during a tournament in Mexico last month.




The Kingdom's No 1 player said she is taking a three-week break from tennis due to a bizarre headache she developed after her "kiss of death" in Coatzacoalcos where she had to forfeit her second round match against Ukrainian Estefania Craciun.



"I don't know what it is but I am getting pain on the left side of my brain since then. It hurts when I get up in the morning,'' said the world No 149.



"I was given an injection by a tournament's therapist but I didn't get better. I was admitted to a hospital and the doctor there said I would have gone if I was a fraction late. I felt numb all over my body and had cramps around my stomach,'' Tamarine told The Nation.



The sickness hampered her progress and she stumbled in the opening rounds of three of the five tournaments she had entered in the USA and Mexico. Her best result came in a US$25,000 Challenger in Roza Rica where she made the quarter-finals.



"I was unlucky. When I started playing well again, I got sick and had to stay in the hospital. My body was very weak,'' disclosed Tammy, who is very concerned about her condition.



"I'm scared now. I'm trying to see a specialist for a thorough examination of my condition. It might take some time,'' said the former top 20 player and winner of one WTA title.



Tamarine said the illness is not career threatening and she has no plans to hang up her racquet in near future. "I'm still able to practise and compete. But I'm taking time off to have a check-up and heal the symptom. There is no plan to retire and I still love to play for a couple of years more,'' she said.

Tamarine said she will not make the trip to Roland Garros and also abstain from all clay court events this year. It will be her first no show at the French Open in nine years. She will resume her tour at the end of this month by competing in two hard court Challengers in China before heading to her most favourite surface, the grass in Surbiton and Wimbledon where she will have to qualify.

Thank goodness she got treatment in time :eek:

the cat
May 4th, 2006, 12:01 AM
I hope Tamarine makes a full recovery and returns to the WTA Tour when the time is right for her. :)

CrossCourt~Rally
May 4th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Poor Tammy...i hope she gets better soon so she is able to play at full strength for the GrassCourt Season :D :bounce:

Ellery
May 4th, 2006, 12:20 AM
OMG :sad: :sad: :hug:

Perfection
May 4th, 2006, 12:23 AM
I never knew food poisoning could be so serious :eek:

get well soon tam-tam! :hug:

vogus
May 4th, 2006, 12:43 AM
i can't help but think Tanasugarn is in denial. Her results have gotten worse and worse for a long time and i can't think of a player the Top 200 who she'd be likely to defeat right now. She's flying all around the globe and wearing herself out, which probably had something to do with her getting sick like that. She needs to slow down the pace and play fewer events and travel less, and maybe her game will come back. She is 29 years old, and playing 30+ events per year is not the way to go. Tammy needs to face up to the very real chance that she may never be able to get back to WTA main draw level again. She needs to be well rested for the one-month grass season in June, where she might be able to resurrect herself.

pcrtennis
May 4th, 2006, 12:46 AM
i can't help but think Tanasugarn is in denial. Her results have gotten worse and worse for a long time and i can't think of a player the Top 200 who she'd be likely to defeat right now. She's flying all around the globe and wearing herself out, which probably had something to do with her getting sick like that. She needs to slow down the pace and play fewer events and travel less, and maybe her game will come back. She is 29 years old, and playing 30+ events per year is not the way to go. Tammy needs to face up to the very real chance that she may never be able to get back to WTA main draw level again. She needs to be well rested for the one-month grass season in June, where she might be able to resurrect herself.


Shut up. She had major foot problems for the last year mixed with a normal slump. She'll come back fine. If she wants to play a few more years then the desire is obviously there. I'm glad she wants to keep playing because there was speculation that she may retire at the end of the year if her results didnt pick up soon. This is a scary thing to happen.

skanky~skanketta
May 4th, 2006, 12:48 AM
omg!poor tams!

get well soon and kick ass at wimbledon again girl!lets hit the 4th round yet again!

skanky~skanketta
May 4th, 2006, 12:49 AM
Shut up. She had major foot problems for the last year mixed with a normal slump. She'll come back fine. If she wants to play a few more years then the desire is obviously there. I'm glad she wants to keep playing because there was speculation that she may retire at the end of the year if her results didnt pick up soon. This is a scary thing to happen.ignore the stupid jerk.

Sharapova's_Boy
May 4th, 2006, 12:51 AM
:hug:

vogus
May 4th, 2006, 12:52 AM
Shut up. She had major foot problems for the last year mixed with a normal slump. She'll come back fine. If she wants to play a few more years then the desire is obviously there. I'm glad she wants to keep playing because there was speculation that she may retire at the end of the year if her results didnt pick up soon. This is a scary thing to happen.


don't be a little bitch. In tennis you have to win. It doesn't matter what you did in the past or what excuses you have. Tanasugarn has barely beaten anyone decent in the last two years. I like Tammy but that is just a cold hard fact.

New
May 4th, 2006, 01:13 AM
I'm glad she's not thinking of retiring... but poor girl...:sad:

georgekuo1017
May 4th, 2006, 01:27 AM
:eek:

UDACHi
May 4th, 2006, 01:31 AM
She has such terrible health luck. :sad:

Get better soon. :hug:

F-R-E-A-K
May 4th, 2006, 01:37 AM
Poor Tammy :sad:

tennisrox
May 4th, 2006, 01:56 AM
:eek:
Glad she's ok.

patricktav2003
May 4th, 2006, 02:15 AM
poor Tammy she didnt deserved that!!!!!!!:sad:

DutchieGirl
May 4th, 2006, 02:16 AM
:eek: That's bad!

Martian Stacey
May 4th, 2006, 02:30 AM
omg! :hug: Glad to hear she is ok now :)

akephon35695
May 4th, 2006, 03:31 AM
I'm from thailand. In my country she inspire so many children to play tennis. She is very very nice person. I think that not good decition to play so many week. I'm so sad that notthing thai girl can do as she do because children in thailand must pay so much money to rent court. Look at those country like china-japan-chinese tai pa-korea support their children :o

Shoulderpova
May 4th, 2006, 03:55 AM
OMG :eek: Poor Tammy :hug: :awww:

gorecki
May 4th, 2006, 04:12 AM
poor Tammy! hope she recovers fully b4 the grass court season :hug:

Williams Rulez
May 4th, 2006, 04:32 AM
oh dear... poor tammy... :( get well soon girl..

LefandePatty
May 4th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Tammy :eek: :sad: :hug:

Nicky_608
May 4th, 2006, 06:13 AM
P'Tammy gets well soon :)
Hope P'Tammy will come back to top 100 again.

LostGlory
May 4th, 2006, 07:11 AM
Hope she gets well soon , but I dont understand the almost died concept.....she is having headaches after the food poisonning....

-sugi-
May 4th, 2006, 07:14 AM
:awww: Tammy :sad: :hug:

Shana
May 4th, 2006, 07:20 AM
get well soon and G'd luck Tammy!

SpikeyAidanm
May 4th, 2006, 07:21 AM
thank god she is okay, she is such a nice girl.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 4th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Kiss of Death? Wow... what did she take? Blowfish Taco? :scratch:

That's kinda serious... Tammy, get well soon :hug:

go hingis
May 4th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Glad she's ok and wish her sucess in her return.

switz
May 4th, 2006, 07:36 AM
missing the clay court season doesn't mean much for her anyway because she is terrible on it.

as long as she gets on match play in she should be fine at Wimbledon as she'll be a class above most of the qualifying field on grass.

Apoorv
May 4th, 2006, 08:16 AM
tammy is lucky she got the treatment in right time. i hope that head ache is not a big problem. get well soon tammy.

Vut
May 4th, 2006, 08:18 AM
get well Tammy!!!! so i will send this thread to Tammy's Email. She should know that there are many people who support her!! :D

Foot's Fingers
May 4th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Tammy :hug:

danra
May 4th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Didn't Tammy's sister use to post on here? Rose I think... Maybe she can keep us updated and post messages of support back to her..?

I'll be at Surbiton to cheer TT!

Vut
May 4th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Didn't Tammy's sister use to post on here? Rose I think... Maybe she can keep us updated and post messages of support back to her..?

I'll be at Surbiton to cheer TT!

TammysBigSis :kiss:

CooCooCachoo
May 4th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Poor Tammy :sobbing: :sad: :( :( :(

And not at RG either :(

Slumpsova
May 4th, 2006, 12:18 PM
I'm glad she's not thinking of retiring... but poor girl...:sad:

actually she did :sad:
Tammy said in local newspaper (she has her own diary section there) that she will consider to retire unless she get any better results during grass season.

DutchieGirl
May 4th, 2006, 12:28 PM
actually she did :sad:
Tammy said in local newspaper (she has her own diary section there) that she will consider to retire unless she get any better results during grass season.

oh damn! :(

Nicky2002
May 4th, 2006, 12:30 PM
actually she did :sad:
Tammy said in local newspaper (she has her own diary section there) that she will consider to retire unless she get any better results during grass season.

please not so soon ... i'd love to see her on tour for at least a year or two.

get well soon tammy

parn2257
May 4th, 2006, 01:31 PM
hope you will be back very fast

The Daviator
May 4th, 2006, 01:42 PM
Thank God she's alright! Tammy :hug:

Libertango
May 4th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Get well soon Tammy. Our thoughts are with you. :hugs:

TammysBigSis
May 7th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Thanks to Danker for pointing out this thread to me, and thanks to everyone out there for the get well wishes for Tammy.

I haven't spoken to her, but I was disappointed not to be able to meet up with her for the Gifu Tournament. I was at the 2000 finals when she beat Shinobu Asagoe, and we were both hoping to re-live the magic.

I'm not sure if it was as serious as near death...you know how newspapers like to exaggerate things for the sake of sales.

In any case, I hope Tammy takes it easy and saves her energy for another good grass season!!!!!!!

:kiss: :hearts: I LOVE TAMMY FANS!!!!!!!!!! (Tammy does, too!) :hearts: :kiss: :worship: :D

raquel
May 8th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Looks like Tammy is recovering :)

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006/05/09/sport/sport_30003564.php

Tamarine on road to recovery
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[TENNIS] Thailand's leading women's player Tamarine Tanasugarn felt relieved yesterday when doctors at the Siriraj Hospital gave her a clean bill of health after concerns about a nagging headache which has bothered her for a month.

Tamarine, who fell ill with food poisoning last month in Mexico, had a full check-up by doctor Theerawat Kulathanun, who told her there is nothing to worry about.

"I took a blood test and had a general check-up and the results indicate I am healthy," she said. "The doctor prescribed some medicine for me and we will see if things improve in a week,'' said Tamarine, who has been waking up every day with headaches.

"According to the doctor, the pain is supposed to have something to do with neuritis. But there is no clear explanation at this time, and the doctor will tell me next week after all the results from the tests are analysed,'' added Tamarine, who pulled out of two tournaments to give herself a rest.

However, she resumed training for the first time in two weeks yesterday. She was advised by the doctor to only have light training and avoid the hot sun.

"It'd be better to train in the late afternoon and start things slowly so that it won't aggravate the symptoms. But I feel better and better every day and should be fit in time for my next tournaments by the end of the month,'' said Thailand's No 1 women's player.

Tamarine has skipped all her clay court events including the French Open which she has played in for nine consecutive years. She will kick off her campaign again in two hard court challenger events in China before heading for Surbiton and Wimbledon in England.

esquímaux
May 9th, 2006, 05:06 AM
OMG! Tammy :sad:

vogus
May 9th, 2006, 05:10 AM
Tamarine has skipped all her clay court events including the French Open which she has played in for nine consecutive years.




in fact, Tammy has played in 37 consecutive Grand Slams, one of the longest such streaks of any WTA player. She hasn't missed a Slam since the 1996 USO.

TiK-Tee
May 9th, 2006, 05:13 AM
Fight back Tammy ;)

crazillo
May 9th, 2006, 07:48 AM
Tammy :sad: Hope she recovers very quickly. She belongs to the top-50 although she hasn't showed that recently. Come on Tammy!!!

New
May 9th, 2006, 07:51 AM
in fact, Tammy has played in 37 consecutive Grand Slams, one of the longest such streaks of any WTA player. She hasn't missed a Slam since the 1996 USO.

Well, this streak is about to be broken...:sad:

hingis-seles
May 9th, 2006, 01:39 PM
Get well soon, Tammy. Hope to see you in yet another 4th Round battle at Wimbledon. :hearts:

Natarajasana
May 9th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Poor Tamarine. Hope she is all fit for Wimbledon! Glad to hear that she wants to play for a couple more years! :)

Vut
May 9th, 2006, 02:56 PM
:hearts: