Originally Posted by li0scc0
Happened to me a couple weeks ago!
In mixed doubles. My return of serve went to the net player. This opponent popped the ball up. I was at the baseline (as I had just returned serve), and came sprinting in as it looked as if the ball might make it over the net.
The ball hit the tape and popped back on their side. The opponent (the woman who was at the net) swung as hard as she could at the ball crushing it. Unfortunately, I was just a couple feet away on the other side of the net, having sprinted in to get the ball that I thought might drop on our side.
Ball hit me right above the eye. Gorgeous shiner.
1) The ball was in play in your example & the ball was dead in Cindy's
2) Your opponent was the one that swung & Cindy's example was a partner swinging
3) You were struck by a ball whereas Cindy's teammate was struck by her partnerS racquet