The USTA is saying that Victoria Azarenka’s collapse didn’t have much to do with the heat. So what was it? Don’t know!
“Victoria Azarenka retired from her match with headache-like symptoms. She was taken to a nearby hospital for diagnostic testing. Out of respect to her privacy, we can not give any more details. However, we can say that this does not seem primarily a heat-related illness.”
Headache-like symptoms isn’t a headache unless it is, right? Unclear.
The statement does back up everyone’s initial theory that this had little to do with the heat. But what is actually wrong with her? That we do not know.
UPDATE: Victoria Azarenka has released a statement through the USTA, which said that she fell earlier in the day, and was diagnosed with a mild concussion.
“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.“