If Lindsay could reverse one loss........which one? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Most heartbreaking loss
Wimby 04, Sharapova, 2-6 7-6 6-1(set+break then the rain came) 16 9.88%
US Open 04, Kuznetsova 1-6 6-2 6-4 (dominating totally until the hip strain) 12 7.41%
Aus 05 Serena 2-6 6-3 6-0 (dominating again til Serena woke up, then meltdown) 8 4.94%
Wimby 05 Venus,4-6 7-6 9-7 (4-2 40-15 final set, then the back went) 126 77.78%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
liuxuan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 1,053
                     
If Lindsay could reverse one loss........which one?

Lindsay has had some heartbreaking losses in the majors the last couple of years, when she was the favourite, playing fantastic tennis, and the powers that be have stopped her from taking the final grandslam that she wants and deserves so badly, and that would allow her to end her career happy.

Which one do you think, if she could change, she would?

In all of these matches, (maybe the serena match aside), she was playing great, dominating, and should have closed it out routinely, I still cant believe she didnt. She really should have 5 or 6 slams in her cabinet right now.......which would give her a deserved higher standing on the all time list, where she belongs.

Personally, and no doubt, everyone will vote for it, it was last years Wimbledon final. It seemed like the gods of fate were finally on Lindsays side, she was playing outstanding battling tennis in beating Kim, and Amelie, it just seemed like fate. Allthough it did kinda seem like fate on the other side with Venus too.

I think the one she definately should have won was the US Open against Kuznetsova.

Its such an awful shame she lost this match, as she was sooooo much better and would have breezed through the final in a similar fashion that she had breezed through the first set before her hip strain kicked in. Such a shame.
liuxuan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Senior Member
 
crazillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 36,515
                     
I think the one vs. Venus mentally... The one vs. Kuzzi was not a mental breakdown, but the injury that came up... Otherwise she'd have won the tournament I think...

FLAVIA PENNETTA

US OPEN CHAMPION 2015

Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
crazillo is offline  
post #3 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 21,972
                     
Venus no doubt.

That was the toughest one "to swallow" IMO.

Vassilissa is my girl............
tenn_ace is offline  
post #4 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Senior Member
 
GrandSlam05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,494
                     
Probably 04 USO. That loss was injury, nothing else, and no one wants to lose that way. Having said that, I don't think Lindsay's too picky, I think if you gave her any of the GS finals that she lost, she'd take it gladly.

Lindsay Davenport: Always my #1 Girl
GrandSlam05 is offline  
post #5 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Senior Member
 
MH0861's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,349
                     
All those losses suck, but I'd go for Wimbledon '05.. because it was the championship match. US '04 was pretty hard to swallow too, but it wasn't the championship match.

Lindsay should have won all 4 of those slams.
MH0861 is offline  
post #6 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Always and forever.
 
LefandePatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 32,044
                     
Wimby 05

For sure.
LefandePatty is offline  
post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Senior Member
 
GrandSlam05's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,494
                     
I would think the Sharapova match would disgust her the most b/c 1)she was clearly the better player, and 2)there was no injury.

Lindsay Davenport: Always my #1 Girl
GrandSlam05 is offline  
post #8 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,008
                     
Hhhmmm either the 2004 US or 2005 Wim
Billabong is offline  
post #9 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
 
vwfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,851
                     
Wimbledon 2005 final. . so close until the last two games. No shame in Lindsay's game for that one. She pulled out all the stops, but Venus just outplayed her on all the big points. That will go down as an all time classic and kudos to both ladies for that one. Incredible!

In Australia, she should be embarassed, not sad. She allowed herself to get bagelled in a Grand Slam final, she was favored to win and dominating in the beginning. There, she just didn't believe that she could do it after Serena won the second set.

The other two, weren't championship matches so who knows what would have happened had she gotten to the final. There is no evidence that she could have beaten Serena in the final of Wimbledon and Dementieva just beat her in the QF of U.S. Open, so perhaps she would have put up a good fight in the final against Lindz had she won against Kutzie.

Best shot going forward is the U.S. Open 2006 and I'll be rooting for her.
(unless of course, she is playing Venus;then I'll be rooting for a high quality, nailbitting, victory for Venus, where Lindsay can retire knowing that she has given us two of the best women's tennis finals in the history of the sport)
vwfan is offline  
post #10 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Veelieve!!!
 
Infiniti2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 29,148
 
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by vwfan
Wimbledon 2005 final. . so close until the last two games. No shame in Lindsay's game for that one. She pulled out all the stops, but Venus just outplayed her on all the big points. That will go down as an all time classic and kudos to both ladies for that one. Incredible!

In Australia, she should be embarassed, not sad. She allowed herself to get bagelled in a Grand Slam final, she was favored to win and dominating in the beginning. There, she just didn't believe that she could do it after Serena won the second set.

The other two, weren't championship matches so who knows what would have happened had she gotten to the final. There is no evidence that she could have beaten Serena in the final of Wimbledon and Dementieva just beat her in the QF of U.S. Open, so perhaps she would have put up a good fight in the final against Lindz had she won against Kutzie.

Best shot going forward is the U.S. Open 2006 and I'll be rooting for her.
(unless of course, she is playing Venus;then I'll be rooting for a high quality, nailbitting, victory for Venus, where Lindsay can retire knowing that she has given us two of the best women's tennis finals in the history of the sport)
Lindsay did nothing wrong against Venus, it's just that Venus was determined to win. She played those important points with a vengence


Love Trumps Hate
Infiniti2001 is offline  
post #11 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Steffica Greles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: England
Posts: 4,073
                     
Wimbledon 2000.

Why so early? Because if she hadn't lost that match she would have dominated 2000 and Venus would not have gained an edge over her. Who knows what Lindsay would have achieved in 2001 without Venus Williams at her best.
Steffica Greles is offline  
post #12 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,702
                     
I say the AO final against Serena - if she'd won that it may have helped her mental toughness and she could have drawn from that to win the Wimbledon final against Venus
Taz Warrior is offline  
post #13 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
 
The_Pov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere Sexy!
Posts: 2,936
                     
Wimbledon 04 because she would have beaten Serena in the final and was winning...although I won't ever complain about that result.
The_Pov is offline  
post #14 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
 
mike/topgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,937
                     
Those 2 semis were just fate... injury and rain came down and helped her opponents.
Aussie Open final was a different story. Lindsay was playing good and Serena was playing crap in the first set, then all changed. Ree managed to overcome her physical problems and she put a fight and some great serves to win it while Davenport was becoming just too exhausted to play her game for another set - it was all physicall exhaustion I saw there, serve was crap and Serena obviously and logicaly kept playing better and better to the end.
Wimbledon was a classic, and there's where my vote goes. It could have been 2 tight sets for Lindsay, it was 3 tight for Venus.
Still there's something like a fate - just when Dav started to turn the 3rd set on her favour the back injury came and next 2 games she gave up easily - I remember the look of her face when she had this gp, was turning from the court and even the commentator noticed that weirdly Lindsay seemed to be very upset - probably, cos she knew the back went down at that point...IMHO she knew she was not going to win it, cos she couldn't turn her back while serving, and make a full swing while hitting fh, bh or reaching for a lower shot etc...she tried to stay there, fought very hard, but it never was the same after the injury time-out

THE COMEBACK of Lindsay Davenport
the purest striker of the ball

Aga&Ula Marta Masha Vee&Ree Ana Nastya Eleni Patty Mary
mike/topgun is offline  
post #15 of 83 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Veelieve!!!
 
Infiniti2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 29,148
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steffica Greles
Wimbledon 2000.

Why so early? Because if she hadn't lost that match she would have dominated 2000 and Venus would not have gained an edge over her. Who knows what Lindsay would have achieved in 2001 without Venus Williams at her best.
It's not like she was leading in that match


Love Trumps Hate
Infiniti2001 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome