Originally Posted by Calimero377
Watching a 28-year-old Lindsay dominating the US summer hard court tournaments makes me wonder whether this is another proof of how women's tennis has sunk in the last 5, 7 years.
Lindsay first profited at the end of the 90ies from Graf being caught at last by her numerous injuries (reconstructive knee surgery in 97), from Seles's gaining weight and from Sanchez' being over the hill.
She battled with the types of Hingis, Capriati and Venus for the top spot but was minced meat when more talented players like Serena and Henin elevated the game again to the level it had before 97. And now as Serena slowly transfers to a movie/TV career and the Belgians are sidelined due to injury she is back again to pick up the pieces! Although she clearly is not in prime age any more (for a tennis player!).
You know when I read crap like this I always wonder what compells people to sit at their computer chair and insight junk posts like this without truly pondering a simple thought.
Tennis has declined the last 5 years because in 2004, Lindsay does not have serious injuries and is gaining her confidence back? Because she is beating players she is capable and powerful enough to beat?
Over the years it has never ceased to amazed me that people who dump on Lindsay have absolutely no clue about this woman as a tennis player.
There are only two Universal facts about Lindsay that have prevented her from winning more big titles:
1. She is not as fast as the Williams sisters or the top two Belgians. Therefore, they caught up to her. Not because Lindsay is less talented
2. Lindsay has dealt with two major injuries. No great player can play hurt and be successful. NOBODY.
Other than that Lindsay deserves to be where she is. I really wish people would think about what they are writing about once in a while when they start garbage like this thread.......