Serena Williams defeats Stanford's reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs in 2nd round at Bank of the West Classic
Original post made on Jul 13, 2012
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on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:47 am
Thanks for the on-court and local tennis news!
I see that two of the players pictured have their left upper legs TAPED up. Wonder what exact injury that tape is supposed to help--a hamstring injury? And how the tape is supposed to help.
Sorry to see that such young players are having this type of injury.
IMO, a "non-contact" sport/exercise shouldn't be so intensive that it is causing injuries to such young people. On the men's side of tennis, I think that pro tennis matches have become too long and too often for the players (and the audience). Five hours of grueling tennis is just that--grueling. I think 2 of 3 sets is plenty enough (although perhaps go back to the tradition of playing out the third set in semi and finals).