It was a thrilling match in Stanford, from all that I could tell by watching the electronic scoreboard. Dominika Cibulkova won the first set, 7-6, and was up 5-2 in the second. Then her opponent, Ai Sugiyama, held, and proceeded to break Cibulkova when she served for the match at 5-3. Cibulkova had three match points on Sugiyama's next serve, but Sugiyama saved them all, the set went to a tiebreak, and Sugiyama won it. Cibulkova went up a break in the third set, but was broken back. Then Sugiyama broke again.
What I was unable to see by looking at the scoreboard was that Cibulkova began cramping at some point in the third. The cramping became so terrible that she actually had to retire when Sugiyama was up 5-3, 40-0 in the third set. That is some bad cramping.
I like both of these players a lot, and would have been glad for either of them to win (though it's always nice to see the veteran Sugiyama show her stuff), but it's sad to know that someone lost because of terrible pain. She did have her chance, though, in the second set.
Sugiyama def. Cibulkova, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3