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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2004, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Lindsay answered MY Question!!!

The first one, I can't believe it! (they changed it a little bit but What the hell) I'm so excited, here is the questionnarie BTW:

Lindsay Answers Your Questions!

Two-time champion Lindsay Davenport answers your questions from the Pacific Life Open. Read and listen to what she had to say!

All Audio files are in Windows Media format.

Q: What are your goals for this year? – Joaquin

Lindsay Davenport

LD: Goals are to be a legitimate threat at the Grand Slams and overall be a top player, win tournaments, and hopefully try and win that last Grand Slam.

Q: If you have to choose a partner in the top 5 of the rankings to play doubles with, who would you choose? -- Emilie et Manon, France

Lindsay Davenport

LD: I think my last two doubles partners. Last year I played with Lisa Raymond, who’s one of my best friends on tour, and this year I’m playing with Corina Morariu, who’s also one of my best friends on tour. To me, doubles isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about trying to have fun out there and get away from the competitiveness of playing singles. If I had to pick a partner to win a Grand Slam, I think Kim Clijsters is a very good doubles player, and a nice girl, I should add.”

Q: Are you planning on playing the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens this summer? -- Lena Kulagina, Moscow, Russia

Lindsay Davenport

LD: Yeah, I’m planning to go and I’m looking forward to going to my third Olympics. Winning in ’96 and even though I had to pull out in 2000, they’re some of my best memories in sports whether it’s the opening ceremonies, waiting with the other American athletes, staying with them, it was just a complete honor to be a part of the American team.

Q: In every player's career there are matches in which you hold match points, but not convert them. But for how long do these missed opportunities stay on your mind, how many times do you go back to those moments and think "I should have done this or that"? Do they linger or not? -- Ole Vermeer

Lindsay Davenport

LD: The first couple of times, it’s more traumatic. The more it happens, the more you get used to it. Every single player that’s played on the tour has had match points and lost, and every player has been down match points and won. I think the more times it happens, the more experience you get. Personally, I don’t think about it. Once the next day comes, my loss, whether having match points or not, is over.

Q: With Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne having been so hot for several months now, do you feel like you have what it takes to make a run to surpass them both in the rankings this year? -- DeJuan J. Barnes

Lindsay Davenport

LD: I feel like I have what it takes inside me. I’m still a few months away from reaching their level, but I feel like I’m doing the steps that will hopefully make it there and I will keep giving it a shot.

Q: It seems that in 2004 you have really stepped up your training and the results are coming with your wins at the Hopman Cup and in Tokyo. Is there anything you've done differently this year? -- David Forrest

Lindsay Davenport

LD: I’ve been working out with a different trainer, working a lot harder, really concentrating on my footwork and explosive speed, which has probably been my worst asset. I feel like that’s slowly getting better and I feel like there’s still lots of room to keep working on. Hopefully over the next few months it will keep getting better and better.

Q: Who do you think is the greatest women's tennis player of all time and why? – Jeff

Lindsay Davenport

LD: Steffi Graf, no question. Winning each Grand Slam at least four times on different surfaces is incredible.

Q: What was the greatest match you have ever played and won? -- Cormac O'Sullivan

Lindsay Davenport

LD: I don’t know. Oh, in a big-match situation, I think beating Hingis in the finals of the Australian Open in 2000. I was playing great, up 6-1, 5-1 and got a little nervous but still won 6-1, 7-5 in under an hour. I was within of couple of points from winning in 38 minutes, so I think that’s the best I’ve ever played in a big match.

Q: What do you think of all the young girls on the tour coming up and getting their breakthroughs at such a young age? -- Gene

Lindsay Davenport

LD: We’ve had it in the past, we’ve had girls make breakthroughs at a young age and go on to have successful careers. It’s exciting. There’s a lot of young girls coming up. They definitely seem way more confident and sure of themselves than when I first starting coming up 15 years ago, but I think after your initial year or two and you see who’s going to be around and really good, it’s exciting for the fans, I think they’re in for some good tennis.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2004, 11:14 PM
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Congrats Joaco,you are really lucky! I had asked her whether she was coming to Rome or not but she didnt answer.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2004, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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thanks Vale! I am so happy... it's just so weird. I can't believe the WTA actually took me into consideration. I thought they would bound me off for sending SO MANY emails... LOL
Anyway, I sure she'll probably say in her next interviews what her schedule is gonna be and she'll say wheather she'll go to Rome or not.
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Originally Posted by joaco
thanks Vale! I am so happy... it's just so weird. I can't believe the WTA actually took me into consideration. I thought they would bound me off for sending SO MANY emails... LOL
Anyway, I sure she'll probably say in her next interviews what her schedule is gonna be and she'll say wheather she'll go to Rome or not.
Hopefully the WTA Tour will continue to bitch at her for not playing enough in Europe.

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you're so lucky, thats so nice of her to answer peoples questions, i think it would be cool if she would play Rome, even Warsaw?
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Lindsay/Kim in doubles That would be simply AMAZING

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"When you do your best, it's always good enough" - Kim Clijsters

"No matter what happens, you have to try to stay positive, bad things can happen, but if you try to stay positive, something positive will come out of it…I believe that everything happens for a reason" - Kim Clijsters

"Goed is de ergste vijand van zeer goed" - Pascal Smet

"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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Well done joaco.

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well done!!

i remember she did one for sanex heroes and i wagged work so i could stay for the chat...and she answered my was about her fans..i was sooooo happy!



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hey thats realli cool, i was on a chat with amelie mauresmo and she answered my question but didn't know about lindsays chat until too late... maybe next time


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Well done - wow, what an honor to have your question answered by Lindsay!

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