Sick bay continues

Called in sick on Monday morning?

You’re not alone.

 Another intestinal issue claimed another player at the BNP Paribas Open with Italy’s Francesa Schiavone dropping out after dropping her first set, 2-6 to Lucie Safarova.

Add her to the growing list of players with the “Coachella Valley virus/IW bug: Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia; Andreas Seppi of Italy and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany withdrew Saturday. Jurgen Melzer of Austria, Gael Monfils of France and Vania King of the United States withdrew Sunday.

King posted on her Twitter page that she was a little better today  ”just extremely weak and dehydrated.”

Former BNP champ Vera Zvonareva also withdrew Sunday, but it was for a viral infection.

Eisenhower Medical Center has seen a 15 percent increase of patient issues with vomiting, nausea et al during the past week. Recommends water, rest for 24-48 hours, antibacterial gel/spray and limit sun exposure.