Okay the only finals I've watched was Zurich, Indian Wells, and AI. But I've checked out the scores of all finals and here they are:
2002 LA- Chanda Rubin7-5, 6-7(5), 3-6 COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY
Okay Chanda played incredible this tournament beating SERENA and Dokic but Lindsay had a great run as well beating Bovina, Daniilidou, and Sugiyama..now I've noticed she won the 1st set and COULD have won the match with that tiebreak in the 2nd but someone who watched this can tell how Lindsay played in the 3rd?
2002 New Haven- Venus Williams 5-7, 0-6 OUTPLAYED
Completely outplayed in the final but she did beat Tulyaganova, Mauresmo, and Myskina along the way in straight sets
2002 Moscow- Maggie Maleeva 7-5, 3-6, 6-7(4) COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY
Sigh.ANOTHER close final haven't watched this but noticed she did win the 1st set again..but Maggie had a dream run as well beating VENUS, Dechy, and Mauresmo and of course is a threat as always Indoors
2002 Zurich- Patty Schnyder 7-6(5), 6-7(8), 3-6 SHOULD HAVE WON
I guess you already know she won the first set AGAIN and lost in 3 tight sets lol..Saw this one and I really think Lindsay should have closed this out in the 2nd set..but I think in the 3rd she got tight, hit errors, and Patty played great. In Lindsay's road she beat both the Belgians
and Patty beat Bovina, Hantuchova, and Martinez.
2003 Sydney- Kim Clijsters 4-6, 3-6 OUTPLAYED
2003 Indian Wells- Kim Clijsters 4-6, 5-7..FOUGHT BUT OUTPLAYED
2003 Amelia Island- Elena Dementieva 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
This match has been analyazed a lot lately so I really dont' know if she got outplayed or that she should have won. Now Lindsay was never a game away from the match but she also blew big leads...so COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY
Okay here's what I have:
Outplayed in finals-3 times
Should have won-1
Could have gone either way-3
Now those matches that could have gone either way were in 3 tough sets! And what I noticed is that those players she lost to (Rubin, Maleeva, and Dementieva) had the tournaments of their LIFE. Chanda beat Serena on the way, Maggie beat Venus on the way to her title, and Elena beat 3 top 10 players! Now that's either bad luck for Lindsay but I think all of us have higher expectations of her. But don't worry bout this. She shown in most of her matches that she is can be unbeatable already being in the final of a clay court event is a good start.