She should be playing, with that draw she would win this tournament without a doubt, her beloved Indian Wells... no Maria nor the williams, Lindsay´s best rivals, she wouldn´t lose a set in this tournament!
Safina beat her in 2008 BEFORE she went on her hot run. She lost to Marion Bartoli in the midst of Bartoli's freefall post-Wimbledon. If Sabine Lisicki could beat Davenport last year, how many young players could beat her THIS year? She wouldn't last 6 matches, and that's assuming she is seeded. Add to it she is pregnant and probably still injured enough to forgo a comeback were she not pregnant, and you are talking nonsense.
Yet in the last year that she played, she had wins over the #2 and #3 players in the world, and won three titles.
Lindsay was playing like a top ten player until she started getting injured again.
...what? She won a Tier IV and a Tier III in 2008, her highest win being over someone outside the top 30. She lost to Safina before Safina was top 10 quality, and had but 3 top 10 wins in 2007 AND 2008 combined. She was playing like Alisa Kleybanova; beating the players she had no business losing to, but still not winning anything important.
Agreed. Had Lindsay not gotten injured, she easily would've gotten to the Top 3.
She was making some of these players look foolish at 31. It really shows how talented she is and how poor the tour is.
And that's a gigantic "if" situation. She was getting injured BECAUSE she was 31 and too beat up to contest titles anymore. I could make the same argument about Steffi Graf, or Martina Navratilova even. But none of them will ever be a top 50 player again, let alone top 3, because they simply got old.
Exactly. If she had kept up those results from Jan-Apr last year she would have certainly re-entered the top 15 and probably the top 10 too. It's that damn injury which wrecked everything.
Plus, at IW she is always that bit more dangerous.
Again, injuries to the young are different from injuries to the old. Agassi would have won the US Open his last year if he hadn't had sciatica. But he did. Because he was too old to be playing with 20 year olds. Davenport is no different.