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How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Not saying she would definitely win the tournament, but she would be competitive against any of the remaining players, even on clay. I think she would even have a better chance here than at Wimbledon where both Williamses will be at their best. It's this constant defeatist attitude she's shown that explains why shes only won 3 slams. You have to at least SHOW UP if you want to give yourself a chance to win something. Not to mention the fact that even if she got to a QF or semi at RG that would greatly improve her seeding at Wimbledon. What a dumbass.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Lindsay just needs more time to take care of his son. It's not that difficult to understand that tennis is not her priority any more.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

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Lindsay just needs more time to take care of his son. It's not that difficult to understand that tennis is not her priority any more.
Agreed, she has a son now, her #1 priority isn't tennis anymore and she felt it was better to not be playing RG on a surface she's not too fond off.
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My thoughts exactly!!! Next year she'll be smarter!!!

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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Lindsay would have lost to Pova, Sveta, Vera, Dinara, Lena, JJ, Ana, so it was pointless her going, she could have made the 16s and that would have been great for her ranking, but she'll just have to make up for that on the grass

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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Lindsay has alot of self-belief and confidence in herself. She didn't play the French because she has a life.

The way the draw has opened up you have to wonder what Lindsay could have done but if Serena and Venus lost early there's nothing saying Lindsay wouldn't have either.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Lindsay is over 30, has a son (which she had less than a year ago), has been plagued by injuries that keep her out a year or more in her career, and she has only made the quarters here 3 times (at least 8 at every other event).

It would be way to risky for Lindsay to play here. And to say she has a defeatist attitude is just . The fact that she came back from a pregnancy shows she does not. She has stated numerous times that she does NOT care about her ranking, just to win another big tournament and be competitive. Well, by playing here, you said it yourself: she wouldn't have won the tournament, and against Ivanovic, Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Safina, Zvonareva, Dementieva even Serena, Venus and Sharapova she would NOT have been competitive nonetheless beaten them.

The last 2 times she played here I thought she had a good shot; she was fighting hard, getting good wins, ESPECIALLY in '05 (beating Clijsters, Razzano). Then she just came out and got crushed in her next round (by Pierce and Dementieva), who aren't even that good of clay courters.

She'd have lost to Suarez Navarro for Christ's sake.


Yes, I miss her playing and would've liked to see her here and get to the 4th round or maybe even the quarters, but that's not good enough for her and it's not good enough for me. With her age, injuries, it'd be too much to play here and at Wimbledon almost back to back. Plus, she's getting time with Jagger right now!

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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

She doesn't like playing on clay?




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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

Who's to say that Lindsay wouldn't have lost in the early rounds like Serena or Venus? I can imagine alot of people on this forum would have been critisizing Lindsay for choosing to play RG if she did lose in the early rounds.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

not dumb at all. she has a baby she has to take care of. that's enough, huh?

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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

I wouldn't call it dumb, but I would like to have seen her be a 100% fighter and give at an effort... But she's already done enough in her career

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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

I don't think Davenport would have made it very far. I think she would have probably lost in the first week. And the likelihood of her ever winning a major again is extremely small. I mean, she hasn't won one in 8 years now.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

She absolutely could have lost early as well -- but what I'm saying is that there's no one in this draw she doesn't have at least a 50% chance of beating. Even on clay. Also her son and/or the chance of injury don't have anything to do with it. She went all the way to Poland to get some easy bling, and then doesn't play the only Grand Slam she would need to complete a career GS? I don't care how bad you think you are on a particular surface -- if you've been number 1 in the world, have reached the semifinals and multiple quarterfinals of said slam, and have won several tournaments on clay, get your ass in the draw.
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Re: How dumb is Lindsay for not playing RG?

shes a mum.. jagger must come first
from tennis perspective bad choice
but from a mum perspective ..well done glad u put things b4 ur tennis

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