Venus Williams was at the center of the tie-break on Sept. 1 at the Australian Open on Wednesday, when the mother shouted some encouragement to the players box, Rod Laver Arena.
Oracene Price need to "fight" were the clear intention of his daughter, but seemed to immediately turn a deaf ear, and rightly so. In the latter breaking point, he finally lost, Venus was injured in a twisting backhand volley.
Writhes in agony and clutching near the stomach when he returned to his court-side chair for the WTA trainer was called and Williams took a medical timeout. A few minutes later he returned to the right thigh recorded a whole new attitude.
She later said she injured her "psoas" muscle that flexes the hip and spine.
"It was tough, but I'm far from home and is a long way, since not returned yet," Williams said after surviving thanks to a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6 -4 Second Round victory over his rival Czech Sandra Zahlavova.
"You have to be able to play in all circumstances -. Good, bad, weird, anything weird, I had to calm down the middle of a game like this, you can get one. Little hysterical."
His fighting spirit - and bands and maybe a pain reliever - allowed to continue a sequence in which Williams has completed the 257 singles matches, which started in Grand Slams.
She never retired with an injury.
Still, she needed help to finally ask staff Courtside - the first chair umpire Alison Lang in Britain as a ball boy - to help carry out his bag of equipment and snowshoes. Williams has kindly brought to his opulent handbag that went with its holding - a revealing top peek-a-boo style network with a short skirt with satin multicolored later, she called her "Alice in Wonderland held .
fashion stakes were not quite the same level elsewhere at Melbourne Park on Wednesday, but the tennis was good - Andy Roddick, top seed Caroline Wozniacki woman, last year's finalist Justine Henin and 2008 champion Maria Sharapova all advanced.
And still to come Clashes erupted overnight between the second-seeded and defending champion Roger Federer, Gilles Simon of France and No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic and Ivan Dodig.
Wozniacki advanced with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over American Vania King in the first great Danish player at No. 1. The 20 year olds reached the third round of a Grand Slam in a row 13.
Go to the semifinals, Wozniacki beat seven-time Grand Slam winner Henin, who continued his comeback from injury with a 6-1, 6-3 Elena Baltacha wins Britain.
Pair could meet in the quarterfinals. Henin is to get through a tough match between two big-time winner Svetlana Kuznetsova just to get past the third round. 23-seeded Kuznetsova beat Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4.
"I have a lot of good memories, almost all the good memories, Melbourne," said Henin, the 2004 Australian champion and runner-up here in 2006 and last year, when he was returning from a career break from the tour .
No. 8 Victoria Azarenka, 2010 Quarter-final he lost to Serena Williams in the last three years, as Andrea Hlavackova 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams is injured and not defending his title in Australia.
In other games, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic beat Australia's Jelena Dokic wild by 7-6 (3), 6-1 and No. 9 Li Na beat Russian Evgeniya Rodina 6-3, 6-2.
On the men's side, Wimbledon finalist to Tomas Berdych needed four match points to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 and eighth-seeded Roddick fired Seventeenth ace finally, 7-6 ( 7), 6-2, 6 - three second-round victory in Russia Igor Kunitsyn. The former No. 1 ranked Roddick took the third round at Melbourne Park, the ninth straight time.
"When you are sure the law is common sense, decisions are easier for you," he said.
Roddick of the U.S. Davis Cup teammate Mardy Fish made a second round exit, number 16 seed lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 Tommy Robredo. And ninth-seeded Fernando Verdasco rallied from two to beat Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (0), 6-0, giving up just one point in his service to the needy.