Jul 27th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Just Kidding , at Innsbruck $50,000 challenger Sybille Bammer won 3 matches when players retired.
Round 1 Sybille Bammer def. Julia Schruff 6-2,4-0 RET.
Round 2 Sybille Bammer def. Ludmila Cervanova 7-6 RET.
Qtr fnls Syblle Bammer def. Olga Barabanschikova 6-0 RET.
I thought this was kind of strnge but cool
Jul 27th, 2003, 08:56 PM
LOL! Go Sybille! Your in the money girl!
Jul 27th, 2003, 09:04 PM
i remeber WILTRUD PROBST. a few years ago she got hilton head's (?) qf after two retirements of her opponents and lost to HINGIS then. she climbed very high in the rankings after this "luck".
Jul 27th, 2003, 09:13 PM
With the year Babsi's been having (and "the other Babsi" being in permanent injury rehab, Wartusch looking more liked WashedUp and the Dani from AUT never really getting her Kix) it may be the only way they'll win anything! :o
Jul 28th, 2003, 12:29 AM
those players she 'defeated' they were quality opponents and she got a set off all of them. cervanova was in great form on the wta tour recently so i think these are very good results from sybille bammer even though she didn't truly beat them.
Jul 28th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Yeah, the only time when we can say a player "beat" another from retirement is in the semis of the '02 Tour Championships.
Jul 28th, 2003, 03:47 AM
This is great I appreciate the effort sybill put in by at least showing up. good for her. she is one hell of a player, lol.
Imagine if the semis her opponent retires and in the finals?
Why are they all retiring so much and often? Did she lay a stinker on the court and caused them to bail? I think the wta should investigate this ........it just don't seem right to me......lol