There's three quotes from Caro mixed into this Danish article about the match: http://sporten.tv2.dk/tennis/article.php/id-29512216:wozniacki-sv%C3%A6rt-at-finde-rytmen.htmlSo any comments from Caro on the match or info on what was going in the match?
It was a complete disaster against Wozniak going down 0-5 1st set.I went quite alright at the YEC where she reached the semi-final with a leg injury.
Oh geez. Sigh. Does she say why?As expected Caro will play half-sick; http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/anden_sport/tennis/article1321433.ece
Headache is gone but still has a sore throat and a cold. Plays on pills.
So training below 70% of maximum heart rate has previously been demonstrated to have positive effects if you have a low or no fever. Let's hope this is the case with Caro.Viral Illness
What is a Viral Illness?
Viral illnesses are usually simply referred to as a virus, or viral infection. They occur when a microscopic infectious agent enters the body. Here the virus attacks body, causing an immune response and illness.
Viruses can take many forms, some cause a feeling of fatigue for a few days, some cause vomiting and diarrhea or infections (most commonly to the respiratory system) or more serious forms, include ebola, AIDs, cancer and avian influenza (bird flu).
In the case of the athlete, training hard for prolonged periods results in a weakened immune system and increased susceptibility to viruses.
Once a virus has been diagnosed, a decision must be made regarding training and sometimes competition. Those suffering symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea and with a raised temperature are ruled out due to the potential of serious illness developing. Training in the presence of systemic symptoms (such as muscle aching, hot flushes etc) is also contraindicated.
Those with a mild (or no) temperature the athlete may be able to complete a light training session, keeping below 70% of maximum heart rate. This has previously been demonstrated to have positive effects. Competing with a viral illness will in the vast majority of cases result in impaired performance.
http://www.badminton.bnl.gov/ten-bad.htmlBr J Sports Med 1982;16:96-100 doi:10.1136/bjsm.16.2.96
A comparison of heart rate responses in racquet games.
- Research Article
The present study investigated the heart rate response to playing tennis with special reference to the skill levels and ages of the participants. Data obtained in a similar manner during earlier studies of badminton and squash players were compared with that obtained during tennis. The number of rallies, mean rally time and actual playing time in 30 minutes of play was also compared for the different skill levels and sports. Results showed that playing tennis raised the players' heart rates to 68-70% of their predicted maximum heart rate (PMHR). Playing squash and badminton could raise heart rates to 80-85% of the players' PMHR which was significantly higher than the values obtained for tennis. The actual skill level of the participants within their chosen sport did not have a significant effect in predicting the physical demands of squash or tennis but was important in predicting the heart rate response of badminton players. The more skillful the badminton player the greater the cardiac response as a result of game play. Analysis of time spent in actual play revealed that tennis players were involved in play for only five of the thirty minutes of game play, compared to 15 and 10 min respectively for squash and badminton. Skill level within each sport was only a significant factor in predicting length of play for squash players in which the medium and highly skilled groups played significantly longer than those of a lower level of skill.
Tennis vs. Badminton
Statistics don't lie. The speed and the stamina required for badminton are far greater than for any other racket sport. At the 1985 All England (Tennis) Championships, Boris Becker defeated Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. At the 1985 World Badminton Championships in Calgary, Canada, Han Jian of China defeated Morten Frost of Denmark, 14-18, 15-10, 15-8. The following is a statistical comparison of those matches.
[B]Tennis Badminton[/B] Time: 3 hrs & 18 mins 1 hr & 16 mins Ball/Shuttle in Play: 18 mins 37 mins Match Intensity*: 9 percent 48 percent Rallies: 299 146 Shots: 1,004 1,972 Shots Per Rally: 3.4 13.5 Distance Covered: 2 miles 4 miles* The actual time the ball/shuttle was in flight, divided by the length of the match.Note that the badminton players competed for half the time, yet ran twice as far and hit nearly twice as many shots.