Lindsay won her second round match 6-0,6-0(vs Santangelo)
Q. Is this kind of the way you wanted it to be?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it was a great start. You know, not much to say. I thought I played great. I thought I moved well, hit the ball well. That was that.
Q. 53 points you won, 27 winners.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, I really felt like I was going for the right shots. You know, they were going in today. Some days that happens. Got to have fun with it when it's happening.
Q. Are you surprised how easy it was?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, for sure. I know she did well at the Australian Open. She's a good young player. First game, you know, was kind of a long game, a couple deuces, was able to get the early break, then never looked back.
You never know. If you don't start off well against a player like that, she can get more confidence. But today was one of those things where they were going in.
Q. Do you ever have a feel about what kind of day you're going to have, like an earlier practice? Is that a good tip off?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I was feeling good earlier in the day, but that match went so long, waiting for a long time. There's always a chance you're a little overanxious, or you start off flat or you're just tired from waiting around.
After I got off to a good start, I was feeling confident.
Q. When was the last time you won a match 0-0?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've only done it once before a long time ago. I'm normally not the best at concentrating through 12 straight games. Normally it waivers for some games in there.
Yeah, it's not something that happens to me a lot. It happens to a lot of other girls a lot more frequently.
Q. You were quoted a long time about not wanting to do that to somebody.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't. Today it never really crossed my mind. I don't know if that means I'm...
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. "When should I lose the game?" (Laughter).
Q. You played here a number of years, have done well. What is it like coming back to Indian Wells one more time? Is your confidence good because of what you've done in the past? What sort of special feelings are there?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Honestly, it's probably my favorite tournament to go to all year. It's so nice out here. I'm staying with some friends in a great house. I have a lot of friends and family in the area. You know, tomorrow I have off, get to be just by the pool with some family members, friends. I love it.
Winning here has given me confidence. I felt like the last six months I've worked probably the hardest I've ever worked in my whole life, and just really excited to get out on the court today and have the opportunity to try and do well here again.
Q. The Williams sisters aren't here. I'm not going to ask you a question like what it's like without them, but what do you think is going on with the Williams sisters?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it's tough to say. I think Serena is battling a very, you know, serious injury. She doesn't really talk to the media a lot. I don't think anybody really knew last August maybe how bad her injury was or how major of a surgery she had. And I think that she's probably close to coming back, but just not ready yet.
Q. Do you run into her in LA?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: We exchange e-mails, not specifically about her knee injury, per se. You know, when I had mine, I was out seven months. I think she's right around that time now. So I don't think she's been out too long. I think everyone just misses her quite a lot, so it seems like she's been out a while.
Venus, I don't know. I mean, Venus hasn't been battling as serious of injuries as Serena has, but always seems to have little problems here and there. I'm sure losing their sister didn't help them at all. You know, it could really only make it all that more difficult for them.
Q. You don't hear that much about that anymore. Do you think that's still a factor?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm sure in their lives, and in their everyday family life, it's a huge factor. The public has probably gotten over the shock of it. But when it's someone close, it probably really takes a long time to get over the pain of that.
Q. What is the nature of e-mails with Serena?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: That's personal (laughter).
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I can tell you we don't talk fashion.
Q. Do you see her at Lakers games?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I haven't. I haven't seen her since the Championships, the fashion show. So, no.
Q. Do you still have season tickets?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.
Q. You mentioned a minute ago about working harder than you ever have. What sort of things are you doing and why the big push?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I just -- after I had my foot surgery, you know, I was just deciding really what I wanted to do about this year. Last year was really disappointing. So I think as you get older, you definitely want to spend less time on the court. We've spent so many hours standing on the baseline, I thought, I'm going to try to work harder off the court to really keep the time on my court to a useful hour and a half a day, whatever. I hired a great new trainer. He's been making me do things I never thought I'd do before.
I was pretty inspired last year actually by Justine. I think that she had a very good tennis game, obviously, but knew that she was not going to make it, and you could just see physically how hard she was working. And really that was the reason, I think, last year she had as good of a year she did.
Now I work out four or five times a week for a number of hours every day on speed and stuff I've never done before.
Q. Who is the trainer?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: His name is Todd, his last name is Norman.
Q. What things does he have you doing you never thought you would be doing?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm doing a lot of like sprints, like uphill on a treadmill. Never thought I'd do that. Running sprints with like a bunjee cord, doing ladder drills and jumps, and on top of like weight training, and just really concentrating more on my footwork than I ever have in the past.
At the same time it kind of gives you some confidence, you know, when you're playing tennis, as well.
Q. What is the worst drill? What is the one that you really dislike?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Probably like the sprints on the treadmill, when they're 20 to 25% grade, at whatever speed, then you just jump on for six seconds and jump off. But after a number of hours playing, working out...
Q. It sounds dangerous.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It is. He hears me complaining quite a bit. But I enjoy it (laughter).
Q. What is his background?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: He used to be the trainer of the Mighty Ducks for a number of years. He trains like in the off-season, he works with Kariya still and a lot of those guys. He's actually here with me for like five days, and then -- just a great guy. Works in Lake Forest.
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