Slava out of Cincy
Retirement against Ula Radwanska at 6-4,1-4.
She took a medical time out, came back on, won 3 straight points, but had to retire. Here's why...
Douglas Robson @dougrobson: "Hot day takes toll: Shvedova had something akin to full body cramp in retiring to U. Radwanska. Wheeled thru lounge with ice all over. "
We never really got to find out who the better player is/was on the day. Chances were, that Ula takes the 2nd set, but who knows who would have gone on to win the match. Slava may have pulled the 2nd set back, you never know. Sometimes you get matches where a retirement happens, but it's obvious who is going to win the match, but this one has a Lot of question marks.
I also wonder when the pains started. Not making excuses, but it could have started early in the 2nd set, which may have caused her to go behind. They could have gotten worse, which caused the time out. Slava tries to gut it out, but can't continue. Just a possible theory. I suppose Slava is the only one who knows for certain.
Hope she gets better soon