Jelena Jankovic has suffered from leg injuries for much of this year, and she had something of a scare in the third set of her second-round match against Sofia Arvidsson, when she was down on the court for about 30 seconds without sound or movement. But it didn’t seem leg-related: “I was just tired, and I couldn’t get up. I was so exhausted at that moment. I was breathing hard, and I didn’t have the energy to get up.” Yikes.
Jankovic went on, “I would have loved to, you know, take a nap on court, because I was really exhausted. But, you know, the rules are the rules. I had to keep going.”
(Perhaps Brian Earley can be persuaded to institute naptime during changeovers?)
Jankovic went on to win, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5.