How did Lindsay Get such an Easy Draw?
It's ridiculous how Davenport has been given such an easy route to the semifinals of this tournament with her absurd draw: Dyrberg? Mandula? Bartoli? Bovina? and Farina Elia. Of the five players she has faced thus far, only Farina Elia is a passingly legitimate opponent as the 13th seed. Lindsay's virtual free pass to the semis of the U.S. Open this year is the equivalent of only allowing an opposing pitcher to toss underhand lobs to Barry Bonds in baseball, LOL. How did Lindsay, as the 4th seed, receive such a blatant gift of a draw? By constrast consider that Venus and Serena as the top two seeds are playing such accomplished players as Hantuchova, Rubin, and Seles BEFORE they have a chance at the semifinals. Hell, even Capriati has to play Mauresmo before the semis and she's the third seed. Any thoughts out there on why Davenport gets to cruise while every other contender has to play genuine opponents to get the opportunity to be in the final four?