Victoria Azarenka was eliminated from the U.S. Open today, forfeiting her match when she collapsed in the oppressive Flushing Meadows heat. That sucks. However, the international tennis cognoscenti never miss a chance to be sorta bitchy.

The Observer's John Koblin reports:

The early consensus in the press room seems to be that this was likely related to her fitness, and not exclusively a reflection of the heat out there. It's just over 90 degrees now, and it was hotter at times yesterday.


Victoria Azarenka: The First 2010 U.S. Open Heat Collapse [Village Voice]
Victoria Azarenka Collapses [New York Observer]