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Will Davenport and Hingis be able to take the pressure?

Chris Evert is personally leading an effort to put Davenport and Hingis in the front of the "Stop the Williams Now" group. At every chance that is available, old Chris will tell everyone how VENUS and SERENA will have their party stopped when her two heros arrive back on the scene.

Lindsay and Hingis will both be coming back from very serious injuries and just playing will be task enough without having to shoulder the new task of Hercules to stop the Williams sister onslaught.

The main target of the knights of chris will be SERENA, whom neither of these two has ever been able successfully handle. Little sis owns Davenport and was in the process of tucking Hingis away in one of her designer purses before the injury to Sergio's babe-for-now.

And to have the D&H duo going against VENUS will be more difficult than ever now that the big sis is going to take her loses to SERENA out on everyone else on the tour.

So if bitter old Chris keeps pushing Hingis and Davenport against the Williams, she may push them not only out of contention with all of the pressure, but out of the sport as well.

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Yes they can take the pressure but will they produce results?
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they dont have any pressure,pressure is only on Venus and Serena.
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THe pressure is on Venus, titleless since what, Justine's choke-fest in Amelia Island???

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I agree with lindsayfan, venus and serena are the worlds no1 and no.2 and its now Davenport and Hingis who will challenging for the top spot so they have no pressure. I dont expect them to beat venus and serena as soon as they get back but i expect by the end of this year and the start of next they should have beaten them at least once each.

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Hingis will worry about Capriati first, a player she should double bagel every time they play. As soon as she gets that under control, then she will worry about Venus and Serena.

And all Evert wants, just like us sane people who enjoy good tennis, is competition. If they beat them or not, Lindsay and Martina will provide competition.
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An insane quote:
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"Hingis will worry about Capriati first, a player she should double bagel every time they play"
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That statement is beyond stupid.

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Tee Rexx: I do think Hingis won't double bagel Capriati every time thye play, Hingis is clearly the better player IMO. If she hadn't choked this year, and underestimated Jen last year, she would Aussie Open-less. After that painful loss in Australia, I don't see Hingis losing to Jen Cap often.
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Lmao@tee about Serena tucking Martina in one of her designer purses. That was funny.

The problem with Chrissy is that she is bias, and is acting like Davenport and Hingis will stop the Williams completely. It's so funny because she goes on and on about it like before they left they were dominating the sisters.

Lindsay and Martina have never had a problem with nerves or alot of pressure until they face a sister. Then they feel the pressure which is understandable, but I think having them back would be good for the game. It will be fun to watch Lindsay vs Serena because the Jen-Rena rivalry is overdone.

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Harloo - Yeah, Prissy Chrissy is really on a mission. Maybe she should be the new Dr. Evil.
And silly Ryan can be Mini-Me the way he believes that Hingis will stop the Williams.

I will patiently be waiting for the return of Lindsay and Marti and how they handle the pressure of Dr. Evil.

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Tee Rexx - I watch a fair bit of Wimbledon coverage and I didn't hear Chris Evert saying anything that I'd describe the way you did. She did say they might have a better chance than any of the currently active players, but that's no more than we've said. MIGHT have a better chance.

Part of her job is making the tour seem competitive. She really can't say 'Lindsay and Martina are returning to destroyed by the Williams sisters and left to decay by the side of the road.' That would not sell tickets. (Well, MANY tickets. There's an audience for everything.)

But I didn't see all the coverage, and she might have said far more biased things than i heard. But from what i saw this tournament, she was more than fair.

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Look, of the 2 comtenders that Chrissy has so much hope for, I see only Lindsay as serious competition. Lindsay is a great ball striker with a serve that can be enough of a weapon to keep the Williams' from dominating play. But Hingis? Great ball striker, with no weapons to keep the sisters from dominating play. No way.

Hingis is still an excellent player, with a clean enough game to beat almost anyone else, but can someone explain how she can beat a clean playing Williams with her lolipop serve? Hingis only chance of beating a Williams is if they are wild as hell - and that puts her on the same level as a half-dozen other players.

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They shouldn't have any pressure on them at all. They've both been out for so long, it'll be a joy just to have them playing again.
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i totally agree it was getting on my nerves when she kept saying that.. she kept saying it like everytime the sisters played Hingis or Davenport they lost.
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Seriously, I doubt that Hingis and Davenport's main focus right now is to be at #1 as soon as possible. Right now they are sidelined from tennis, which is a major part of their life. What's important to them right now is that they remain healthy and are able to retun to the game.

Sure, once they are back into the game, their goal will be to rise back to the top, but I doubt they are going to expect extraordinary results right away.

Will be great to see them both back on court, that's for sure







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