The world number 8, the Dutch Kiki Bertens, who defeated the Italian
after three hours of fighting, had to leave track 14 of Roland Garros in a wheelchair, with her body paralyzed by cramps, this Wednesday in the second round of the Parisian tournament.
Thighs, arms, and even fingers: Bertens' entire body seemed to suffer, during the game or sitting in her chair between games.
The final result, 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 9-7, shows how tough the match was for both players.
Neither the intervention of the medical services nor the massages seemed to alleviate her discomfort.
So the Dutchwoman ended up leaving the track in a wheelchair but not before uttering
one last cry of pain
If she recovers in time, she will face Czech
for a place in the round of 16.
Hours after his game, the fifth seed was "much better."
"I don't know what he had exactly," he explained after undergoing 45 minutes of care.
"I did not feel well, I had cramps as everyone could see, but it was strange because
I did not feel tired
and although I was sweating a lot I was cold," said the Dutch.
But his Italian rival did not see his physical problems in the same light.
"During the points she had no problem,
it was just between one point and another,
" said the Italian, reproaching her rival for exaggerating her discomfort.
"At one point she was injured and at another she was running like a rabbit," added the finalist for the 2012 edition.
What's more, Errani yelled "Fuck you!"
when the Dutch woman left the track in a wheelchair.
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