I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like what happened to Vika.
Ana was playing at the same time, so I wasn’t paying much attention to the other matches. All of the sudden people on twitter started talking about her, so I went to check it out.
When I saw her on the floor, I freaked out. Even more when they showed it again. It was awful. In the middle of a rally, Vika just stopped and collapsed on court. It really scared the shit out of me. They had to move her in a wheelchair and she couldn’t even hold her head.
At first, everyone thought it could have been due to heat exhaustion. She’s known for not being able to deal well with extreme conditions, but it was later diagnosed as a concussion.
Here’s her statement: “I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko, when I fell while running a sprint. I fell forward and hit my arm and head. I was checked by the medical team before I went on court, and they were courtside for monitoring. I felt worse as the match went on, having a headache and feeling dizzy. I also started having trouble seeing and felt weak before I fell. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and have been diagnosed with a mild concussion.”
It sucks because Vika had a legit shot this year and was playing well.
Get well soon, girl.
Oh, and I’m sorry for the lack of posting, but I have exams so it’s difficult to keep up with everything.