The forfeit meant that Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branaugh, winners of the other women’s semifinal Sunday morning, claimed the winner-take-all $25,000 bonus check.
To replace the women’s final, which will be telecast on Fox Sports Net, Branaugh and Youngs played an exhibition game with the winners of a coin toss between the semifinal losers.
May-Treanor said she knew late Saturday that Walsh’s shoulder was bothering her, but Walsh wanted to see if she’d feel any differently Sunday morning.
“I feel pretty selfish,” Walsh said. “I should have not played the first place so I could have given the chance to [Davis and Jordan] to win the money ... I thought I could push through. Two matches, you think you can do it. I have a big ego, so I wanted to do it, but I blew it.”
Walsh said she struggled with passing because of her shoulder in Saturday’s Huntington Beach Open final against Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder, but she and Walsh prevailed, winning, 21-17, 22-20.
Walsh said she felt her shoulder pop Saturday during the duo's semifinal match against Branaugh and Youngs.
“Today I thought I could push through it, but I just couldn't,” Walsh said. “I don't think that I injured it. I just think that after surgery, you take two steps forward and a step back, and this is the first step back. It's really disappointing because it's a big tournament, but there's a big picture.”
May-Treanor and Walsh are the front runners in the qualifying race for the 2008 Olympics. The top two U.S. men's and women's teams will travel to Beijing in August to compete.