Anna Kalinskaya awaiting doctors visit after feeling numb serving during crushing retirement against Elena Rybakina

Monday, 08 July 2024 at 18:00
Anna Kalinskaya admitted she was feeling a 'little bit numb' while serving after having to retire during her match against Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon due to an unfortunate wrist injury.
After a competitive start, it all seemed to fall apart for Kalinskaya fairly quickly with the Russian having to retire three games into the second set. But there was a reason for it, she had a lengthy medical time out and also had her neck and wrist checked likely in case of a nerve issue.
She said though that she is none the wiser about what the issue is with Kalinskaya now having to go to the doctors in order to find out more. Her boyfriend Jannik Sinner was one of many watching on quite anxious about what was going on as the 17th seed who is having the best year of her career had to retire in one of her biggest matches.
"I started to feel my wrist in the fourth game of the match," she explained. "I don't know (the severity) yet. I haven't seen doctor, so I can't say much about what's going on with my wrist.
"It was affecting a lot my serve and the first ball after the serve. I was feeling a little bit numb after. So, yeah, it was affecting me quite a lot. I thought it would go away, but it didn't. I decided to stop because I was not feeling any better.
"It's very frustrating, very sad. It's probably my favourite tournament. But I'm a human and I can't fully control my body. I have to accept it and just find out what's going on right now, recover, and prevent it in the future. I never had this problem before. I had different types of injuries. So this is something new.
"I never had this problem before. I had different types of injuries. So this is something new."

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