Dear WTA: In the span of 24 hours you had two of your most promising young players reduced to tears because of physical ailments caused by a combination of a long fucking season and the fact that you've situated your year-end championships in a humidly dry environment. If you don't want to reevaluate things, so be it. But let it be known that the rest of us call bullshit on your entire fucking system.
Poor Vika. Seriously. I really do feel bad for her. After dominating Agi for 2 and 7/8ths of the first two sets, Via somehow blew a 5-2 lead in the second to suddenly drop it 75. Then, after the first game of the third set, she started to experience either more thigh strain or significant cramping. Watching her play after that point was painful and she would eventually retire down 1-4, sending Caro into the semis.
First, good on Agi for not completely rolling over in this match and forcing Vika to play. Then again, Polish blood runs deep, yo. Agi knew that a win would send her fellow Pole, Caro, through to the semis. Leave it to A-Rad to keep things interesting.