That was a pretty routine medical timeout; then there was the medical timeout taken by Anastasia Rodionova in the other semifinal. To the best of my memory, it's been a while since the Russian-turned-Australian has been involved in on-court drama (it used to be constant), but she was involved in a lot of it tonight. She and partner Alla Kudryavtseva played Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan, and Rodionova was hitting forehands right at Chan Hao Ching's body. She got her in the chest, and shortly after that, a ball came back and hit Rodionova in the head. Rodionova had some things to say.
Then Rodionova began hitting moonballs, and then there was a medical timeout with a pulse check, and finally, Rodionova retired. Chan and Chan won the match 6-2, 3-1.
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