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Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I CANNOT give up hope that two of my all-time faves are retired. If a woman who just gave birth months ago... who could hardly play due to injuries a year ago.. who is 31 years old can return to the top echelon of today's game(top 10), why can't Seles who is supposedly striking the ball very well??

If Navratilova could return and try to play singles in her late 40's/early 50's... can't MOnica give it a shot?

And Capriati isn't too old. If she can regain her health, I def. think she could make a return if she's willing to play without being a top 5 slam contender.

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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Btw, Im not saying that Davenport WILL return to the top. I"m just saying IF she does.. will it motivate these two.

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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

If Lindsay stays healthy and plays a sufficient amount of tournaments, then she'll return to the top 10

As for Monica/Jen, Monica does seem to be considering it, but she's not saying what she's up to, one way or another Jen I think is resigned to the fact that she won't be returning, it would be fantastic if they both came back though...

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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

It should but it won't.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

I agree with flyguydsl. I was never a fan of Capriati but I'd like to see her at least attempt a comeback anyway. I wish Seles would come back, but I doubt she will.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

I cannot see Capriati or Seles return to play tournament tennis on the WTA circuit. Exhibitions maybe, but not the real deal. Too much time has passed and their injuries struck at a time when they were already thinking about life outside tennis.

Clijsters could conceivably do it after she gives birth because of her age.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Monica keeps hinting that she wants to come back though, particularly at the Open this year. She doesn't really shed much light on the details, sadly. I don't think she will, but it's hard to know what to believe anymore.

I really hope she gives it a shot though. That would be too amazing.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Jennifer actually had another surgery this week ......she doesn't need Lindsay to motivate her...she has been trying for years to get her shoulder straightened out to where she can just compete at tennis again.



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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

I believe both of them would see themselves returning just for those parts of a season they loved the most and have a nice farewell. Monica hinted in the past that she would not return for more than just 4-5 events.

As for Jenn, this would mean Australia and if not there, the US part of the tour. Same as Monica, combined with the French Open. If they don´t return till the French 2008, the will never return.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

I would like to see those two back.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Wish Thinking For Sure

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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Honestly, they should only come back if they think they can challenge for Grand Slams. Don't do a Hingis and comeback just to go out in the 3rd round and ruin your records, H2H advantages, etc. Last I heard Monica is hitting the ball well. Who knows about her movement, fitness, serve. I haven't heard anything about Capriati.

Seles has already said though she wants to play a few more matches before officially retiring. I suspect she'll play the Australian Season maybe 2008 because AO Series is the most special.
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

jennifer come back!!!
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Lets hope so
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Re: Will a successful return by Davenport motivate Seles/Capriati??

Neither Seles nor Capriati will come back, IMO.
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