Originally Posted by Mexicola
At the very least, I wouldn't be surprised if this injury puts an end to Maria's Exhibition season. I realize people pay good money in advance to see her play in these kinds of matches and a huge star like Maria is counted on to promote the women's game. But she needs to look out for herself first. Better to be cautious and prioritize.
As for the match, I love Maria's sense of humor. It can be a bit biting and direct. I think she was playfully needling Petra, trying to have some fun and pump her up a bit. She probably sensed Petra was a little down with the way she was playing and her health issues. But I can't be sure unless I see some video.
And I like how Maria can joke about that painful loss to Petra at Wimbledon.
She also manages to be funny without the shade when it comes to Petra. Cause her sense of humour is dry and sarcastic, its hard not to shade.