I hope I haven't delivered a blogger's curse, for it was only a couple of days ago that I said to someone, "Flavia doesn't seem to be having any trouble with her foot lately." The Italian has had problem with her feet for a while, and even considered having some foot surgery. Today, she withdrew from her New Haven quarterfinal match because of a foot injury.
I don't know, of course, whether Pennetta's injury is part of her on-and-off chronic syndrome, or whether it is just a run-of-the-mill foot injury. Whatever it is, it couldn't come at a worse time. One of the world's best hard court players doesn't need to hobble into Flushing Meadows.