Two pieces of news...
First one from AP:
Dizziness forces Chakvetadze out of tennis tournament
STUTTGART, Germany (AFP) – Russia's Anna Chakvetadze was forced to retire from her third straight WTA tournament on Tuesday when she collapsed during her first round match in Stuttgart due to a mystery illness.
The 24-year-old qualifier, ranked 50th in the world, was in the third set of her match against Slovakia's Zuzana Kucova when she dropped to the clay-court floor during a break in the third set of her first round match.
She needed medical attention before retiring from the match with the score at 1-6, 7-5, 4-4 to Kucova.
The 24-year-old also had to retire for a similar reason in February's tournament in Dubai and again at Indian Wells last month as doctors struggle to identify the problem.
"I started the match feeling fine, but I knew the dizziness was coming and started to feel worse in the second set," said the Russian.
"It was the same feeling as the two times before.
"I have seen a doctor and I don't really have anything more to update with at the moment."
The Russian said she had sought medical advice on whether to play in Stuttgart and her future plans remain unclear as she looks for the cause of the problem.
"I saw a doctor before the tournament and they told me everything would be ok, which is why I decided to play here," she said.
"But now it's the third tournament in a row I have had to retire with this dizziness problem.
"It seems the doctors don't have all the answers yet, so I have to rest.
"Hopefully we will find a solution."
Second one an interviwe with Anna's father to Sport-Express newspaper reporter Vladas Lasitskas:
Chakvetadze had lost consciousness on the third tournament in a row
On Tuesday in Stuttgart at a major tournament WTA Tour with a prize fund of 721,000 dollars to fifth former world number Russian woman Anna Chakvetadze for the third time in the past two months, lost consciousness during the competition.
It happened in the third set match 1 / 16 finals against Susan Kutsov from the Czech Republic with the score 6:1, 5:7, 4:4. By the time an opponent had on the court for nearly two hours. Similar cases have occurred with a 24-year-old Muscovite from the previous two tournaments - in Dubai (February 16) and Indian Wells (March 12).
It is worth noting that in the main draw of the tournament Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Chakvetadze, who is now in the world ranking of 50 th place, made its way through the qualification. In other words, has won three matches, including those held on Monday, the most persistent three-hour duel with a Ukrainian Mariya Koryttseva.
Two hours later, after being right on the tennis stadium was a medical examination, the correspondent "SE" rang in Stuttgart her father Jamal Chakvetadze.
- You still here with her daughter at a tennis center?
- Yes, there are going to a council of physicians, but I'm not sure that I will hear from them something new. All say the same thing: that everything is normal, you can take Anya home. Her heart was in the order a blood test - too. Yet she did a brain scan. According to the doctor who did the procedure, no abnormalities were found.
- In preparation for the tournament in Stuttgart, it was all right?
- We trained almost a week, and Anna felt fine. The first two qualification matches went well, she won them in two sets. The first bad signs I noticed after the final qualification. I look at Anna, but she was all pale. After three hours of stay on the court, any player, of course, experiencing fatigue, but this lethargy and pallor on her face usually does not happen. I ask: how do you feel? She answers: Yes like normal. But I can see - that something is not right. Now it is clear: a duel with Koryttseva she won only through faith.
- And what you now do you?
- Did not even know where and to whom to go. We have passed the examination in the U.S. and Russia, and now - in Germany. Everywhere say the same thing - everything is in order. But that does not happen! Why, then, my daughter fainted right on the court?
- A doctors' recommendations are the same everywhere?
- Judge for yourself. Recently, doctors put Anya special rubber leggings, which are adhesive qualities feet, and from that blood circulates better through the veins. She wore them here. And today, the doctor said do not need and sent her on a brain scan. In any case, you have to find the truth, to understand why these syncope occur. Can this somehow be treated or should finish his career?
They sound a little depressed, and it seems they lost faith in the doctors...
I don't think she will play until she gets a different diagnosis.
She might really retire