Victoria Azarenka Collapses On Court at the US Open with Mild Concussion
The scorching heat in Flushing Meadows has hampered players over the past three days and today on the Grandstand court, temperatures were reported at 102 degrees at court level.
Azarenka, who has a history of struggling with heat exhaustion, collapsed after a rally while trailing Gisela Dulko 1-5 in the opening set.
She was wheeled off the court in a wheelchair and taken to a nearby hospital.
5:55 PM ET Update: In a statement provided to USA Today, Victoria Azarenka acknowledged that she has been diagnosed with a mild concussion.
“I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I fell while running a sprint. I fell forward and hit my arm and head. I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring. I felt worse as the match went on, having a headache and feeling dizzy. I also started having trouble seeing and felt weak before I fell. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and have been diagnosed with a mild concussion.”