Anna Kalinskaya latest injured player forced to retire during Wimbledon match

Unlike Grigor Dimitrov and Madison Keys, both of whom injured their legs on Sunday at Wimbledon, the Russian was dealing with either a neck, shoulder, arm, or wrist problem. During her on-court post-match comments, Rybakina specifically mentioned Kalinskaya’s wrist so maybe the Kazakh’s injury was well-known before the match.






The final turned out to be 6-3 3-0 in favor of Rybakina, but the problem for the grass-court major is that so many players have been forced to retire midway through the tournament. Sure, majors can take a toll on one’s body as they last longer – and for the men, there are more sets per match – but we are just now halfway through Wimbledon.

Instead of the problem lying with the Grand Slam, perhaps all the injuries are another indication that tennis’ schedule is too messed up. Players are forced to play more to keep rankings and that will likely lead to even more injuries. If tennis did decide to change how many tournaments it has and when they are held, perhaps tennis fans would be able to enjoy Wimbledon more because players would not be dropping like flies.

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