In my heart, I feel only Elena can stop Lindsay at this tournament.
Funny... I had the same feeling too. Somehow I think Dementieva poses more of a threat to Lindsay than JCap.
BTW... Career H2H's
Dementieva vs Capriati: Capriati leads 3-0
Dementieva vs Davenport: Davenport leads 9-4
Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-
kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?
Elena said at RG, she had hoped to play Jen in the final as she was motiavted to defeat her. As this is a SF against Jen (where Jen is the crowd favourite = pressure) Elena can do well. She handled Amelie at RG (French) and she could handle Jen here. She needs to play her aggressive game and mix up the serve a little.
Against Lindsay, even when she lost straight setters, she really worked Lindsay tough. Even with injury, she nearly forced a deciding set between Lindsay and her at LA. Her game, especially the ability to hit winners from crazy positions on court seems to trouble Lindsay.
Jen becomes too passive at times, if she were back in 2001, I would say Jen wins the whole USO. But in big moments and against big players, Jen still plays consistent, not aggressive and someone like Lindsay will love that.
Good luck to both girls, but more importantly, I hope Elena can recover well and be ready to fight her way through.