Kuznetsova afraid she had re-injured knee

by: Matt Cronin | January 23, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Svetlana Kuznetsova, who just returned to the tour after six months off due to knee trouble, said she nearly suffered the same major injury during her quarterfinal loss to Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open.

“I was really scared because I almost broke it again the same way I did it,” Kuznetsova said. “They say on the replay it look like my ankle, but my knee went backward, the same way, exactly. Was like millimeters, very close, so I break it again the same way I did. So I was really scared that moment. I was a little bit freaking out because I didn’t want to have another time off. So far it’s all right because the time I broke it was straightaway I could not walk.”

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Del Potro questionable for French Open; Azarenka to return in Mallorca

The Argentinian is currently dealing with pain in his shoulder and back. 

Looking back at McEnroe's loss to Lendl at the 1984 French Open

Lendl defeated McEnroe, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5, for his first major title. 

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge—in Silicon Valley

Online poll-taking service SurveyMonkey has announced Williams' appointment to its board.