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Gasparyan: retires in Jurmala, withdraws from DC

I don't see a result thread about her retirement match in Jurmala (to Bara btw) and can't find a reason for it. Does anyone know what happened? I am assuming it may not be the Wimbledon injury since some thought it was cramps and she played doubles there after that plus singles here. It is apparently serious enough to already withdraw from DC next week though.

This poor girl always seems to be injured. She is reaching Muguruza/Vika levels of retirements, except that her injuries generally seem to be more serious than theirs.

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Re: Gasparyan: retires in Jurmala, withdraws from DC

I'm sure Gasparyan isn't like Azarenka and Muguruza (means, she'll fight until the end and won't retire in a match out of conceited pride and frustration) she really has a problem to stand on the long run the physical efforts her entertaining game demands. It happens in pretty much every match that she doesn't dominate in two sets. She gives it all but alas faces some limits and it must be tough for her. If she can't solve that problem she may have to switch to doubles. I'm not a physio but it seems to me that her tall legs and hips may be a real problem for the footwork that competition for singles matches require. She's still a beautiful athlete, though. Her backhand movement especially looks perfect to me. But her legs are fragile. Keys has about the same problem but is a bit less tall and deals (or struggles to deal) with it.

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I don't see a result thread about her retirement match in Jurmala (to Bara btw) and can't find a reason for it. Does anyone know what happened?
She has a groin/hip injury. It wasn't noticeable until like the end of the 2nd set, she took a MTO in the third, tried to play a few points after but she could barely move and had to retire.
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Re: Gasparyan: retires in Jurmala, withdraws from DC

She had her knee taped (she always has something taped), and took an MTO, couldn't move, she was basically limping to her chair during breaks, and retired.
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She has had 3 knee surgeries (all left knee.) At Wimbledon it seems she hurt the muscle just above that knee. She played doubles the next day with tape going up the quad. Monday, she did not have the tape going up the quad, just the knee as she usually does. But in the 3rd set she seems to have felt the quad again, it seemed to be the upper part this time, as that is what the physio during the MTO was working and stretching.

So, all these injuries/ret. are essential in the same region of her body and are related. (Except the ret. in Istanbul due to dizziness)

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I hope it’s not the knee again
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I don't see a result thread about her retirement match in Jurmala (to Bara btw) and can't find a reason for it. Does anyone know what happened?
She has a groin/hip injury. It wasn't noticeable until like the end of the 2nd set, she took a MTO in the third, tried to play a few points after but she could barely move and had to retire.
So the same as the one in Wimbledon. That was her problem area then as well.
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She can’t catch a break hopefully a bit of time off will sort the issue.
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Re: Gasparyan: retires in Jurmala, withdraws from DC

Her decision making is strange considering she played doubles the next day at Wimbledon, but I guess she is probably so excited to finally be able to be semi healthy. Best of luck .

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I don't see a result thread about her retirement match in Jurmala (to Bara btw) and can't find a reason for it. Does anyone know what happened? I am assuming it may not be the Wimbledon injury since some thought it was cramps and she played doubles there after that plus singles here. It is apparently serious enough to already withdraw from DC next week though.

This poor girl always seems to be injured. She is reaching Muguruza/Vika levels of retirements, except that her injuries generally seem to be more serious than theirs.

Margarita is a big (and beautiful) girl and it sometimes looks like it is a strain on her to move that big body around the court at the level that you need to play competetive WTA... i hate to say that she needs to lose weight (it's not the same as saying she needs to get fitter, because i think she is in great shape). But the joint and muscle injuries she's been having might well be a symptom of her size.
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