NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Sunday, January 17, 2010
New medical rule goes into affect at 2010 Australian Open
As of now, a WTA or ATP player who suffers from--for lack of a better term--"simple cramping" during play cannot take a medical break. If an injury, such as a muscle spasm, causes the cramping, the player may take a medical break, and she may take a medical break if heat illness is the cause of cramping.