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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm bummed for Lindsay.......

I am bummed that Lindsay has lost another final. It just wasn't meant to be. Had a feeling she was gonna have a let down in the final but I kept hoping it wasn't gonna be.

Got to give Elena props though, she did not wilt and kept up with Lindsay. So good job in her winning her first title.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 08:37 PM
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but look how many times has she lost the match after having won the 1st set


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Im GLAD she got beat! She beat Jen so she deserves it! *wink*

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She got outplayed today!

She never mixed up her first serve...
She never figured out how to handle elena's slow serve consistently...
Her forehand let her down...
Elena exposed her lack of good movement...
She was not aggressive enough...
She never changed her gameplan...

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Elena just out played Lindsay today, she just had nothing left absoluty nothing.

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Agreed. The fact she smacked so many unforced errors, probably more than in her entire first four matches, did her in.

Elena definitely kept it cleaner.
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lindsay played crap, she should have closed it out in the second but didnt. sure im disappointed but it would have been worse had she played good tennis

elena deserved to win, she played one hell of a match

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You don't hit 42 winners by playing crap. She just let down in the end.
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yeah but how many ue's? way too many

she did let down in the end, she got frustrated and tired, but i still think she definitely didnt play anywhere near her best tennis today..

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Linzi's been changing coaches too often. I don't know if Van't Hof really DID recommend her fiancee's brother, or it was a cover story, but she better hope she got it right this time.
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This is a good win for the demented diva.

But I was cheering for Davey. She now has a 38-30 (?) record in finals.

Hopefully, she'll start playing more bruising tennis and dominate in finals like she has in matches leading up to finals.

I'm happy, though, that Dementieva has won her first WTA title.

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I don't think it really matters that much. After all, she is still reaching the finals of plenty of tournaments.
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Basically I am fine with Lindsay's performance.
But I can't forgive her making two incredibly stupid errors in the 3rd set which really decided the match.
The first one at 3-3 deuce: an easy putaway into the open longline court. Lindsay hammers it cross-court and wide.
The second one at 3-4 break-point down: a rather easy longline backhand into the open court. Lindsay puts it into the net.

This just indicates that she doesn't have a "winning" mentality right now. No real confidence in these tight situations. If she had it she would have broken again for 5-2 in the second set or at least broken for 5-4. Instead she helped Elena to be on a roll for the rest of the match.
Lindsay never really dominated the match which would have been necessary (and she could have done it, especially by consistently punishing Elena's serve). And we have seen the same thing in many, many finals now. This is damn annoying and gives me no confidence that Lindsay will be a real threat at the upcoming slams.
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Don't be bummed.

Lindsay started great until 6-4 4-2

Then Elena decided to step it up and started making Lindsay work harder, whilst also playing amazing tennis.

Its difficult to keep up with that, but Lindsay hit a lot of winners, but so did Elena.

Elena got on a roll towards the end, more a result of being so aggressive rather than Lindsay playing like shite. Also Elena really tired her, some of the rallies were especially in terms of power hitting.

I agree that losses to Maggie and Patty, even Monica were unexpected because she had a matchpoint and had a very good record against them all.

Elena said herself she knew how to play Lindsay, which she did. That's all.

Lindsay has been playing well lately, wait for the grass and hardcourt season, you Lindsay fans will be loving it!
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Lindsay was playing really well but the key was that Elena didn't throw in the towel. She stayed with Lindsay the ENTIRE match. Her forehand was on and her usual DF's were practically non-existent. The lack of pace killed Lindsay. I mean when a server's second serve is FASTER than their first serve... c'mon! Great win for Elena, even if I don't care for her. I'm happy when ANYBODY breaks through with their first tour win.

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