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Sabinator.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:19 PM
:oh:

saul1333
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Good luck at Wimbledon

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Another tank.:lol:

young_gunner913
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
WTF. :spit:

DragonFlame
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
figures :rolleyes:

TrojanStallion
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Princess Retirement back at it...... :rolleyes:

4th this year, really?? Don't play if you cant finish!!!!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
This is getting up to record breaking numbers for the number of retirements in a single season

pedropt
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
:facepalm:

BartoliBabes
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
sad she had to retire.

on other hand, Marion has made the SF here 5 years in a row:inlove:

Marionated
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Well that sucks :rolleyes:

Good luck in the semis anyway Marion.

Papillon.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
What, is her last name Stevenson???

coolfish1103
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Finish the match and stop retiring.

Novichok
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Retirement GOAT. :worship:

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
:spit:

She's now retired on all surfaces this year :rocker2:

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM
:lol: Retirenka = GOAT

sluggahjells
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Oh dear, I know she is angry RT @StephinNZ Foot fault called on vika. Stare down. Crowd laughs. This match is dramas

hotscott123
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Soooooo going for the record for number of retirements in a year :worship:

A disgrace to sport

Joee
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Awesome for Marion having been in the semis here for 5 straight years :D
Shame for Vika retiring...



Good luck in your Semi marion!!!!

FORZA SARITA
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Retirenka :tape:

Mistress of Evil
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
will this girl ever learn that the less tourneys she plays, the better :shrug:
Cake, another SF :banana:

Keadz
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
I have a hard time believing she is actually injured, but would be happy to be proven wrong.

Good for Marion though :)

Doully
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
This is getting to be ridiculous now. Eternally injured.

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:23 PM
In all seriousness, even if she IS injured, is it really so hard for her to just stay out there and give a token effort for 4 damn games?

BlueTrees
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Battle of Retirement Queens. :angel: :oh:

Damn I wanted Bartoli to finally beat Azarenka for the first time. Sucks she had to win it through retirement. Five years in SF of Eastbourne in a row for Marion! :cheer:

Vika. :hug:

Gilas.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Wow, this is TOTALLY unexpected :yawn:
Although Vika out-retiring Marion this year :eek:

DownInAHole
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:24 PM
This match wasn't televised, was it? I'm very interested to know the nature of Vika's injury.

I guess this means that Marion is a lock to win. Vika has retired three times prior to this and each time the player she retired against went on to win the tournament (Caroline in Indian Wells, Julia in Stuttgart and Maria in Rome).

SVK
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Few years ago it would be Bartoli retiring one week before GS.

18majors
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
This hurts Vika's role as an upcomer.

madmax
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
oh Vika...you are too predictable

Root
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Marion Eastbourne champion.

Cherry.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Retirenka:facepalm:

Dave.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Hope Vika's alright.

5th consecutive year in the SF's for Marion. :worship: Now actually make the final for once in your life Marion. :sobbing:

Jane Lane
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Hope this is a tank. :sad:

melodynelson
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:26 PM
What is the career number of retirements in a year for a professional? Preferably in WTA MD draws.

Svetlana)))
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:27 PM
:facepalm:

benbest
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:27 PM
again? :facepalm: WTF

mauresmofan
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Battle of Retirement Queens. :angel: :oh:

Damn I wanted Bartoli to finally beat Azarenka for the first time. Sucks she had to win it through retirement. Five years in SF of Eastbourne in a row for Marion! :cheer:

Vika. :hug:

Marion did beat her, just cause Azarenka couldn't finish the match doesn't take away from Marion's performance - it's like saying Henin's retirement effected Mauresmo's performance when she won the Aussi Open with a similar scoreline in Amelie's favour.

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
:spit:

She's now retired on all surfaces this year :rocker2:

The Vika Grand Slam. :tape:

TrojanStallion
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Many players go their whole careers, and maybe have never retired, or just a few times.

Vika retired 6 TIMES in 2010, and already 4 this year!! She needs to be fined, completely disrespectful!!

Jane Lane
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Djokovic used to do this. AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW. :oh:








Just saying.

coolfish1103
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:29 PM
I feel sorry for her opponent who has to deal with her everlasting sounds and then end up winning due to her retiring. Not even showing basic respects to the game or opponent with all these retirements. Don't play if you are not fit enough or be like Nadal in AO and at least finish the match.

backhandsmash
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Well, we know who'll win the the tournament now. ;)

Polikarpov
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:30 PM
:spit:

BartoLiNa
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Hopefully it was a tank and she's not badly injured. 5th Semi in a row :rocker:

BlueTrees
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I feel sorry for her opponent who has to deal with her everlasting sounds and then end up winning due to her retiring. Not even showing basic respects to the game or opponent with all these retirements. Don't play if you are not fit enough or be like Nadal in AO and at least finish the match.

Normally I would agree but Bartoli isn't any better. :tape:

DownInAHole
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Djokovic used to do this. AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW. :oh:








Just saying.

I give you an A+ for optimism.

Delfii
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:32 PM
I hope is only a tank :hug: get to London Vika!
Marion well if the retirement pattern continuous you should win the tittle like Caro, Julia and Maria did :)

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Where's that 2011 retirements count topic?

18majors
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Bartoli is having a great 2011.

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Marion did beat her, just cause Azarenka couldn't finish the match doesn't take away from Marion's performance - it's like saying Henin's retirement effected Mauresmo's performance when she won the Aussi Open with a similar scoreline in Amelie's favour.

Exactly - just because Azarenka is too sour to actually finish the match and go down with dignity, that shouldn't take away from Bartoli's victory. No doubt Azarenka's injury will miraculously heal over the next few days and she'll be ready to go at Wimbledon on Monday.


On another note - yet another tournament that's turned into a complete MESS. All the top 4 seeds out before the semis (assuming Zvonareva is about to go out).

delicatecutter
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Few years ago it would be Bartoli retiring one week before GS.

Few weeks you mean. :rolls:

TrojanStallion
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Normally I would agree but Bartoli isn't any better. :tape:


Really, how is Bartoli anywhere near as bad as Vika!???
Marion retired twice in 2010, and has one retirement this year!
Vika - 10 in last two years
Marion - 3

Ummmm....ok....real close

Protoss
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:37 PM
10 retirements for Azarenka from 2010 on. :rolleyes: Geez.

bandabou
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:39 PM
ANOTHER retirement?! :facepalm:

2moretogo
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Another tank.:lol:

How does one tank, when one doesn't even finish the match? She's a quitter, plain and simple. These young girls need to stop tourney whoring and learn to manage their schedules. She should be fined at this point. Ri-DUNK-lous how this happens tourney after tourney.

terjw
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:40 PM
What was the reason?

theFutureisNow
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:42 PM
I guess this is as good a time as any to remove her from my signature.

This record setting retiring is embarrassing for tennis. Hopefully she starts taking fitness more seriously some time.

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:42 PM
What was the reason?
She was running late for the Wimbledon player's party tonight. :tape:

John.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:43 PM
:weirdo: WTF??

gmak
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:43 PM
probably it's just precautionary :(
Bartoli retired in Strasbourg final and said she needed a miracle to play RG, then made semis so :shrug:

these things happen a week before a slam anyway

Andreas
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Really, how is Bartoli anywhere near as bad as Vika!???
Marion retired twice in 2010, and has one retirement this year!
Vika - 10 in last two years
Marion - 3

Ummmm....ok....real close

Bartoli retired 6 times in 2009 :rolleyes: Funnily enough, 2 of her retirements were against Rezai and Razzano after losing the first set :lol: So I would say Bartoli is just as bad if not even worse. And as people already say, Marion's RG was apparently in serious danger after retiring in the Strasbourg final just a few weeks ago.

In Vika's retirements this year, she's gotten injured mid-match.

Super Dave
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Keep going Marion :yeah:

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Vika must have had a medical time-out at 0-1 in the 2nd set, because there was a very long pause in the live score updates after the first game of the 2nd set.

danieln1
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Retirenka.............

Watch Quarterenka show up in Wimbledon! Maybe she also want to go to the party :haha:

SwingVolley93
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:49 PM
HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT BARTOLI HAS PLAYED 27 TOURNAMENTS... WORSE THAN WOZ... pathetic.

Root
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:52 PM
HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT BARTOLI HAS PLAYED 27 TOURNAMENTS... WORSE THAN WOZ... pathetic.

What is this I don't even. :weirdo:

BartoLiNa
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:52 PM
HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT BARTOLI HAS PLAYED 27 TOURNAMENTS... WORSE THAN WOZ... pathetic.

Does typing in all caps make you feel important? Grow up.

Marion tends to lose early in a lot of tournaments so she has to change her schedule to make up the points :lol:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Vika's body is not made for her game. She's not physically strong enough, I assume. Her body can't take it. :shrug:

Setsuna.
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Retirement Queen strikes again.

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:57 PM
allez!!!! :bowdown: Ill take it any way we can! Yet another semi this year, 34 wins, equals last years total already, and shes looking damn good for a strong contender here!

Hope this doesnt affect Vika's participation in Wimby :hug:

Rod the Bama
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Oh Vika. :facepalm: I also hope that this is a tank job.

C. Drone
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:00 PM
i'm sure its a legit injury, but this is starting to look pathetic. :o

Solitaire
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:02 PM
I just hope Vika is ok for Wimbledon. All this retiring is a bit of a shame and def doesn't look for her.

But now it's time for Marion to shine!

Kworb
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:04 PM
2006 Pittsburgh F A. Wozniak V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2007 Hobart QR2 E. Gagliardi V. Azarenka 6-3 5-2 ret.
2007 Prague SF A. Morigami V. Azarenka 6-3 4-5 ret.
2008 Hobart R1 O. Govortsova V. Azarenka 1-3 ret.
2008 Rome R3 T. Pironkova V. Azarenka 6-2 1-0 ret.
2008 Eastbourne R1 A. Rezai V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2008 Zurich QF A. Medina Garrigues V. Azarenka 4-6 6-3 ret.
2009 Australian Open R4 S. Williams V. Azarenka 3-6 4-2 ret.
2009 Championships RR A. Radwanska V. Azarenka 4-6 7-5 4-1 ret.
2010 Marbella QF M. Jose Martinez V. Azarenka 0-4 ret.
2010 Charleston R2 C. McHale V. Azarenka 2-6 2-2 ret.
2010 Madrid R1 S. Peng V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2010 Montreal SF V. Zvonareva V. Azarenka 7-6(6) 1-0 ret.
2010 US Open R2 G. Dulko V. Azarenka 5-1 ret.
2010 Beijing R2 T. Bacsinszky V. Azarenka 4-6 3-2 ret.
2011 Indian Wells QF C. Wozniacki V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2011 Stuttgart R2 J. Goerges V. Azarenka 6-4 ret.
2011 Rome QF M. Sharapova V. Azarenka 4-6 3-0 ret.
2011 Eastbourne QF M. Bartoli V. Azarenka 6-2 2-0 ret.

Betten
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Stevenson, take notes.

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Marion 17/19 on 1st serve :bowdown:

Andreas
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:08 PM
2006 Pittsburgh F A. Wozniak V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2007 Hobart QR2 E. Gagliardi V. Azarenka 6-3 5-2 ret.
2007 Prague SF A. Morigami V. Azarenka 6-3 4-5 ret.
2008 Hobart R1 O. Govortsova V. Azarenka 1-3 ret.
2008 Rome R3 T. Pironkova V. Azarenka 6-2 1-0 ret.
2008 Eastbourne R1 A. Rezai V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2008 Zurich QF A. Medina Garrigues V. Azarenka 4-6 6-3 ret.
2009 Australian Open R4 S. Williams V. Azarenka 3-6 4-2 ret.
2009 Championships RR A. Radwanska V. Azarenka 4-6 7-5 4-1 ret.
2010 Marbella QF M. Jose Martinez V. Azarenka 0-4 ret.
2010 Charleston R2 C. McHale V. Azarenka 2-6 2-2 ret.
2010 Madrid R1 S. Peng V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2010 Montreal SF V. Zvonareva V. Azarenka 7-6(6) 1-0 ret.
2010 US Open R2 G. Dulko V. Azarenka 5-1 ret.
2010 Beijing R2 T. Bacsinszky V. Azarenka 4-6 3-2 ret.
2011 Indian Wells QF C. Wozniacki V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2011 Stuttgart R2 J. Goerges V. Azarenka 4-6 ret.
2011 Rome QF M. Sharapova V. Azarenka 4-6 3-0 ret.
2011 Eastbourne QF M. Bartoli V. Azarenka 6-2 2-0 ret.

Bartoli has 17 in the same time period :unsure: I don't see the big difference.

Serenita
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:11 PM
:oh:

Anyways good luck in the next round Marion.

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Bartoli has 17 in the same time period :unsure: I don't see the big difference.

Bartoli is just as bad, and deservedly gets regular criticism on here when she retires. But why just because there's someone else as bad does that mean we should let Azarenka off the hook? :shrug:

Also, I'd be surprised if even Bartoli has ever retired 4 times within 3 months.

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Bartoli got massive shit when she was this bad but the difference is shes cleaned up her act during the past 2 years. She got it worse than Vika is getting at the moment.

erschloy214
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Have they said what the "injury" was yet? I think there should be some regulation that if a player retires due to injury a WTA physician needs to see the player immediately and send a report in. There has to be some way to stop players from thinking they can do this all the time. It's ridiculous!

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Each and every time Azarenka has retired this year, she's been back on the match court within 10 days. After retiring in Indian Wells, she was there to play her first match in Miami the next Friday (and healthy enough to win the title). After retiring in Stuttgart, she was ready to play in Madrid just over a week later (and healthy enough to make the final). After retiring in Rome, she was ready to play at RG just over a week later (and healthy enough to make the quarters). If you can recover that easily, you're not so seriously injured that you need to retire. Pathetic. Who's seriously going to bet on her having to w/d from Wimbledon?

jimbo mack
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:24 PM
No-body takes her retirements seriously anymore..I'm also surprised when she completes a match

Break My Rapture
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Really don't get why people hate on players for retiring. It's just pretentious in my opinion, grasping at straws much.

Halepsova
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Again? :rolleyes:

Temperenka
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Bartoli def. Azarenka 6-2, 2-0 ret. (shoulder injury severe Snickers craving)

:lol:

No expectations for Wimbledon now. Always makes enjoying a tournament much easier when you don't expect your favorite to go deep. ;)

Get to London and give it your best, Vika! :bounce:

Cake :yeah: Eastbourne GOAT

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Retirement again? What a surprise :oh:

Svetlana)))
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Really don't get why people hate on players for retiring. It's just pretentious in my opinion, grasping at straws much.

It's dubious as HELL when you are retiring as frequently as Retirenka. Get healthy or don't play at all.

Break My Rapture
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Each and every time Azarenka has retired this year, she's been back on the match court within 10 days. After retiring in Indian Wells, she was there to play her first match in Miami the next Friday (and healthy enough to win the title). After retiring in Stuttgart, she was ready to play in Madrid just over a week later (and healthy enough to make the final). After retiring in Rome, she was ready to play at RG just over a week later (and healthy enough to make the quarters). If you can recover that easily, you're not so seriously injured that you need to retire. Pathetic. Who's seriously going to bet on her having to w/d from Wimbledon?
They were all precautionary, that explains why she was fit enough to make the next tournament again. In every match that you stated there she had a coaching time out with Sumyk who told her to be wise and retire before making it worse. If anything it is very wise from her that she's prioritising her health (she didn't always use to do that) because otherwise she would worsen her injuries and people wouldn't even get the chance to watch her play IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Break My Rapture
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:44 PM
It's dubious as HELL when you are retiring as frequently as Retirenka. Get healthy or don't play at all.
A lot of the injuries she sustained were during a match. Particularly tough to foresee things like that happening I would think.

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:47 PM
They were all precautionary, that explains why she was fit enough to make the next tournament again. In every match that you stated there she had a coaching time out with Sumyk who told her to be wise and retire before making it worse. If anything it is very wise from her that she's prioritising her health (she didn't always use to do that) because otherwise she would worsen her injuries and people wouldn't even get the chance to watch her play IN THE FIRST PLACE.

No, sorry, you only retire from a match if you're physically unable to carry on, you don't just do it if you've got a blister or your shoulder's aching a little bit. :rolleyes: In any case, how exactly would it have worsened her health to have just stood there and given a token effort for 4 more games and let Bartoli win? :facepalm: She's very lucky she hasn't been hit by a fine yet - I remember a few years ago the ATP fined Davydenko for "lack of best effort" when he retired from a match before playing another a few days later.

Azarenka's actions make her look classless and a bitter sore loser, as well as making the sport look like a joke.

hurricanejeanne
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:48 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Scores/0,,12781,00.html

According to WTATour, she retired with a right groin strain, and if my memory is correct, that is the same injury that fucked her over during 2010 clay season.

She's being precautionary. The one time she wasn't precautionary, she ended up collapsing on court with a concussion and had to be taken to the hospital. But if she had pulled out 5 minutes before that match had begun, she would have been damned for running away.

It's sucks, because she's damned either way.

Pump-it-UP
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Everyone's being way too hard on her considering no one even saw this match. :o Usually her injuries are legitimate so give the girl a break. It's her fitness that's embarrassing, not the fact that she's retiring.

Break My Rapture
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:55 PM
No, sorry, you only retire from a match if you're physically unable to carry on, you don't just do it if you've got a blister or your shoulder's aching a little bit. :rolleyes: In any case, how exactly would it have worsened her health to have just stood there and given a token effort for 4 more games and let Bartoli win? :facepalm: She's very lucky she hasn't been hit by a fine yet - I remember a few years ago the ATP fined Davydenko for "lack of best effort" when he retired from a match before playing another a few days later.

Azarenka's actions make her look classless and a bitter sore loser, as well as making the sport look like a joke.
Just stood there and given a token effort? :lol: Do you think that would be better? Hitting some half-arsed shots, not even trying/caring and waiting till the match is over? She would be critised for that as well, either way.

You have an injury, you retire. It's as simple as that and that some people can't deal with that is just plain fucking weird. :lol:

toxina90
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:57 PM
:unsure:

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Marion's fan n1 who was at the match tweeted that Marion has waited for 15 minutes vika's arrival on the court : http://twitpic.com/5cfh8n

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Just stood there and given a token effort? :lol: Do you think that would be better? Hitting some half-arsed shots, not even trying/caring and waiting till the match is over? She would be critised for that as well, either way.

If it's true she had a groin strain, how would that have impaired anything but her movement? I fail to see how it would've been impossible for her to just serve and hit groundstrokes and try and limit her movement for a few more games. And simple question: how come pretty much every other player manages to complete their matches, and for most players, when they do take the exceptional step of retiring, they're usually out for a few weeks atleast?

You have an injury, you retire. It's as simple as that...:

No, it's not, actually. It's in the WTA rulebook that any match retirement that is deemed unprofessional or not wholly necessary or damaging to the sport will lead to the player being fined and/or suspended from the Tour (though of course they're never going to enforce this for the top players).

Turnip
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:17 PM
In all seriousness, even if she IS injured, is it really so hard for her to just stay out there and give a token effort for 4 damn games?

Why risk further injury? :confused::confused:

JAS_
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:19 PM
What was the reason?
Why did she not withdraw? If this isn't a real injury this is totally disrespctful to the rest of the tour.

miffedmax
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Tanking or fuckery? Fuckery or tanking? It's so hard to tell with Vika.

doomsday
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Vika:o

TrojanStallion
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:34 PM
But to look at it from another angle... What if every other WTA player retired from a match because they felt "something" or just wanted to take "precautionary" measures.. Seriously???? Can you even imagine if every player in the Top 100 retired 4 times this year, because something didn't feel right or they were a little sore?? Gimme a frickin break!!! These are elite athletes, and elite athletes compete with aches & pains ALL THE TIME, its the nature of sport!

DownInAHole
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Tanking or fuckery? Fuckery or tanking? It's so hard to tell with Vika.

Tankery. Vika is taking it to a whole 'nother level!

Derek.
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:39 PM
wtf. :o

Melange
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Exactly - just because Azarenka is too sour to actually finish the match and go down with dignity, that shouldn't take away from Bartoli's victory. No doubt Azarenka's injury will miraculously heal over the next few days and she'll be ready to go at Wimbledon on Monday.


On another note - yet another tournament that's turned into a complete MESS. All the top 4 seeds out before the semis (assuming Zvonareva is about to go out).

if i were Marion i would be happy to play one less set and instead be getting a massage and a pizza

Reptilia
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Bartoli has 17 in the same time period :unsure: I don't see the big difference.

:lol: Just becuase Bartoli does it too doesn't make it right. :weirdo:

gennius
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:28 PM
:bounce:

melodynelson
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:39 PM
It's a double edged sword. Venus was badly injured near the end of Wimbledon 2003, but she toughed it out and played. It arguably wrecked the remainder of her career, despite the various success she has had since.

But at the same time people respect that she gave it her all and fought, despite being injured. It's why she is considered classy. What Azarenka is doing isn't at all.

Mike_T
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:40 PM
2006 Pittsburgh F A. Wozniak V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2007 Hobart QR2 E. Gagliardi V. Azarenka 6-3 5-2 ret.
2007 Prague SF A. Morigami V. Azarenka 6-3 4-5 ret.
2008 Hobart R1 O. Govortsova V. Azarenka 1-3 ret.
2008 Rome R3 T. Pironkova V. Azarenka 6-2 1-0 ret.
2008 Eastbourne R1 A. Rezai V. Azarenka 6-2 ret.
2008 Zurich QF A. Medina Garrigues V. Azarenka 4-6 6-3 ret.
2009 Australian Open R4 S. Williams V. Azarenka 3-6 4-2 ret.
2009 Championships RR A. Radwanska V. Azarenka 4-6 7-5 4-1 ret.
2010 Marbella QF M. Jose Martinez V. Azarenka 0-4 ret.
2010 Charleston R2 C. McHale V. Azarenka 2-6 2-2 ret.
2010 Madrid R1 S. Peng V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2010 Montreal SF V. Zvonareva V. Azarenka 7-6(6) 1-0 ret.
2010 US Open R2 G. Dulko V. Azarenka 5-1 ret.
2010 Beijing R2 T. Bacsinszky V. Azarenka 4-6 3-2 ret.
2011 Indian Wells QF C. Wozniacki V. Azarenka 3-0 ret.
2011 Stuttgart R2 J. Goerges V. Azarenka 6-4 ret.
2011 Rome QF M. Sharapova V. Azarenka 4-6 3-0 ret.
2011 Eastbourne QF M. Bartoli V. Azarenka 6-2 2-0 ret.


Lexy

2011 - 2
2010 - 6
2009 - 7
2008 - 5
2007 - 7
2006 - 5

Everytime from a losing scoreline, never from a winning score. 3 times when her opponents were serving/receiving for the match. Once she managed to retire twice from the same tournament: ret last round of qualies, complaining of glare from a sign, given LL MD, but ret 1R.

BluSthil
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:49 PM
As I've said before, Azarenka is an INJURY BASKET CASE !!! Unless someone gets in her head and untangles whatever is in there, she will be history very soon, or at least an easy match for her opponent. Very troubling...

Mary Cherry.
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Djokovic used to do this. AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW. :oh:








Just saying.

Can you really imagine Vika going on a gluten-free diet? :unsure:

Smitten
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:17 PM
She had to retire to be 100% for her Wimbledon pre-SF exit. :lol:

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Report of the match by Marion's fan n1 : http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2011/06/16/m-bartoli-bt-v-azarenka-6-2-2-0-ret-11327406/

dsanders06
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Report of the match by Marion's fan n1 : http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2011/06/16/m-bartoli-bt-v-azarenka-6-2-2-0-ret-11327406/

So basically, Azarenka threw a strop because she got called for a foot-fault, and decided she couldn't be arsed hanging about to lose. Classy :worship: The Eastbourne crowd never boos unless they're really being annoying... and it indicates they didn't think she was seriously injured either.

LCS
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:58 PM
:haha:

Mary Cherry.
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Can't have been that many people booing - I could hear the grunts from Centre Court but I heard no booing.

LCS
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Lexy

2011 - 2
2010 - 6
2009 - 7
2008 - 5
2007 - 7
2006 - 5

Everytime from a losing scoreline, never from a winning score. 3 times when her opponents were serving/receiving for the match. Once she managed to retire twice from the same tournament: ret last round of qualies, complaining of glare from a sign, given LL MD, but ret 1R.

Priceless.

Maria Croft
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:03 PM
:facepalm:

Serenita
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Report of the match by Marion's fan n1 : http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2011/06/16/m-bartoli-bt-v-azarenka-6-2-2-0-ret-11327406/
:lol::lol:

Really! i missed all the drama..

Miracle Worker
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:05 PM
:facepalm:

Ralph214
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:15 PM
QuarteRetirenka :o

madmax
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Vika the Diva:devil:

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Djokovic used to do this. AND LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW. :oh:








Just saying.
Does Snickers contain gluten? :tape:

http://i.imgur.com/yT4Vg.gif

LightWarrior
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:26 PM
It's a double edged sword. Venus was badly injured near the end of Wimbledon 2003, but she toughed it out and played. It arguably wrecked the remainder of her career, despite the various success she has had since.

But at the same time people respect that she gave it her all and fought, despite being injured. It's why she is considered classy. What Azarenka is doing isn't at all.

Azarenka is already a millionaire. The fact that she retires everytime she has a little something is really disrespectful for the crowd and the wta. She's an egotistical selfish bitch by doing so. I mean you either give it your all or you tank a la Serena. You just don't retire at every single tournament and make it to the final the next week like she did when she retired in Stuttgart but made it to the final in Madrid. Seeriously she seems like a nice girl but this kind of behaviour is a no-no. The wta should have rules about that.

alcer
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Retankenka.

No old school gesture?

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Once she managed to retire twice from the same tournament: ret last round of qualies, complaining of glare from a sign, given LL MD, but ret 1R.
Retired qualifiers shouldn't be allowed to become LLs. Give the LL to the highest ranked loser who didn't retire instead.

stangtennis
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Report of the match by Marion's fan n1 : http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2011/06/16/m-bartoli-bt-v-azarenka-6-2-2-0-ret-11327406/
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Lighter
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:36 PM
This post does not exist or is only available for friends.Probably due to bad comments from some posters.

GS2
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:39 PM
The crowd were definitely pro-Bartoli from the start though that may have something to do with how long Vika took to get to court - though Bartoli didn't help her there as she showed up a few seconds after being called, before Kvitova had left court actually.

Vika looked sluggish from the start though she didn't come over as obviously injured - certainly not like in the final last year when she was clearly having knee problems from the off. However there were a few times where she didn't run for balls I would have expected her to so that could have been due to injury. Bartoli also hit an unusual number of aces past her that she didn't really react to.

In the first set Azarenka had two horrible line calls in a row called against her on the baseline - my mate and I were sitting right on the baseline and Bartoli's shots were clearly out - which is when she swore very loudly and was warned and that line judge was moved.

The foot fault was very funny - Vika gave the guy a real death glare, we were right behind him so saw it in all its glory. I didn't hear any booing, our part of the crowd all burst out laughing and were hushed by the umpire. When she left the court she didn't get a particularly warm response though.

Dodoboy.
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:55 PM
This is DISGUSTING! Stop retiring Vika. Repulsive and a disgrace to the sport! She should be fined. What is the fucking point? I swear she ALWAYS does this?!

Inger67
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:59 PM
This is DISGUSTING! Stop retiring Vika. Repulsive and a disgrace to the sport! She should be fined. What is the fucking point? I swear she ALWAYS does this?!

Saved me money :lol:

J4m3ka
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Not hating on Azza but does anyone know how many WTA matches she has retired from now? Surely she is near, if not at the top of the list.

DownInAHole
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Not hating on Azza but does anyone know how many WTA matches she has retired from now? Surely she is near, if not at the top of the list.

Scroll back earlier in the thread, someone has her retirements listed. From 2006-present there were 19 listed.

tsmile789
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:33 PM
So if this trends go on, Marion will win the tournament...yes u herad it first!!!

Six Feet Under
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Marion! :)
But Vika :unsure: Hope you're ok for wimbledon :):hug:

Ellery
Jun 16th, 2011, 11:38 PM
GOod luck in next round Marion :cheer:

delicatecutter
Jun 17th, 2011, 01:26 AM
I remember when she wanted to retire in the Eastbourne final last year but her coach told her to finish. :o Such a hot mess. She really needs a good physio because she is going to get nowhere at this level of conditioning.

Graftard
Jun 17th, 2011, 02:27 AM
What was the reason?

Throat injury due to constant shrieking.

Pops Maellard
Jun 17th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Throat injury due to constant shrieking.
:lol:

WeiWei
Jun 17th, 2011, 06:22 AM
Throat injury due to constant shrieking.

this

Halepsova
Jun 17th, 2011, 07:33 AM
Throat injury due to constant shrieking.

:haha: :devil: