Lindsay Davenport. - Can she be #1 again?
Seven or eight months ago Lindsay was world #1. She lost that position through injury not defeat. She was without a GS title in 2001, but only Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati can take much comfort in that. The tour may seem like a whole new place, but for Lindsay, it's pretty much the same.
Justine Henin is performing at a higher level than last year.
Serena Williams is performing at a MUCH higher level than last year.
Martina's been injured.
Jenn, Venus and Kim are off a bit.
Monica, Jelena and Amelie are much the same.
It's pretty much the same top ten, in the same order, adjusting for Serena going from #6 to #1. Which means that if Lindsay is as good as she was when she got hurt, #2 is a reasonable goal. And if #2 is a reasonable goal, #1 is possible. And if she can't solve the Williams sisters, there's still #3. After all, who else is any better than they were seven months ago? Justine, but she's not THAT much better. Everyone else s pretty much what they were, (hoping for Martina). Lindsay's likely to be just as good as ever if the knee holds up. Recent pictures of her show a Lindsay leaner than in her slam years. That bodes well.
A leaner, faster Lindsay Davenport with better endurance.
Sounds a bit like Venus. eh?
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