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Lindsays future...

What do you think she will do at the end of this year? Retire or carry on playing?!

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What do you think she will do at the end of this year? Retire or carry on playing?!

*prays she doesnt retire*
I don't know, I think she will play Australia, but not sure about the rest of the year.

I hope she gives it one more year
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I think she will play all of next year, then retire.

I don't buy the "I'll play Australia then rethink it..." theory. There would be no reason for her to train hard during the off season for one month on tour.

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has she said that then, or are u just commenting on what crazy_fool has just said?

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I think she will play all of next year, then retire.

I don't buy the "I'll play Australia then rethink it..." theory. There would be no reason for her to train hard during the off season for one month on tour.
No i don't think its a good idea, but then again she has hinted at it in interviews before, that was why i was thinking that. But what do we really know anyway I would like to think she will play for all next year, that would be great.
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To me, she didn't expected to be n°2 and win 6 titles this year, so she might continue her career... Who knows...

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I still think its anybody's guess. If she finishes No 1 in the world and lets hope she does, she may think it a brilliant way to finish, even Steffi was No 3 in the world when she retired.

Personally, I think she will continue for another season, injury and health permitting and then retire.

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well she did say shes looking at it in a different perspective when someone asked her if she was gonna go out on top. she said she doesnt think so cos its more fun when shes winning all the time

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I still think its anybody's guess. If she finishes No 1 in the world and lets hope she does, she may think it a brilliant way to finish, even Steffi was No 3 in the world when she retired.

Personally, I think she will continue for another season, injury and health permitting and then retire.
i agree what you said...maybe she will choise the bright way to retired...
but on the other hand, i really hope she will continue for another season, injury and health permitting and then retire, after all, i saw tennis couse her,
and i just watch her matches...if she retired, i don't think i will have another passion for me to watch TENNIS...
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Davenport To Play Sharapova In Shriver's Charity Event

Photo By Art Seitz By Tennis Week
09/29/2004

Wimbledon winners will face off in a Friday night showdown in Baltimore. Reigning Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova meets 1999 Wimbledon winner Lindsay Davenport in the Mercantile Tennis Challenge on Friday, December 17th at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, tournament founder and chairman Pam Shriver announced today.
This is the first time the two will meet since Sharapova’s victory over Davenport in an epic semifinal duel at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, where Sharapova prevailed in three sets 2-6, 7-6(5),6-1 on her way to winning her first Grand Slam title.

"I am thrilled that Lindsay will be able to add the Tennis Challenge to her 2004 playing schedule," Shriver said. "She has had such an incredible year and we are looking forward to having her showcase her remarkable tennis talents again right here in Baltimore. One thing is for sure, with Davenport and Sharapova on board, we have all the ingredients for an awesome and spectacular night of top-notch tennis."

The 29-year-old Davenport is one of the hottest players on tour. Since an upset loss in the semifinals to Sharapova at Wimbledon this year, she has put together an incredible string of victories that included titles at Stanford, Los Angeles, San Diego and Cincinnati. Riding an 18-match winning streak entering the U.S. Open, she ran off another five matches before succumbing in a semifinal battle to eventual champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, after wearing down and succumbing to a hip injury suffered a few hours before the match.

The second-ranked Davenport has amassed 43 career WTA Tour singles titles, including three Grand Slam victories (1998 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon and 2000 Australian Open) and 35 career doubles titles. She has the unique distinction of being one of only a handful of players to reach No. 1 in both the singles and doubles world rankings and also has finished the year ranked in the Top 20 in singles for 12 straight years. This year, she also became the tenth player in the Open Era to win 40 or more titles and the fourth player to surpass the $17 million mark in prize money earned.

The 17-year-old Sharapova shocked the tennis world by defeating two-time defending champion Serena Williams at this year’s Wimbledon to capture the singles crown. Currently ranked eighth in the world on the WTA Tour, her meteoric rise to the world’s elite players began with a big splash at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, where she reached the fourth round in her first main draw singles appearance. She improved 154 spots in the WTA Tour rankings, finishing the year at No. 32 with singles titles at Japan and Quebec City. In 2004, her success has continued, sweeping the singles and double titles in Birmingham before her dramatic run to the title at Wimbledon.

The Mercantile Tennis Challenge presented by the Baltimore Sun is played to benefit the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), a publicly endowed nonprofit organization that donates proceeds to area children’s charities. Since the event’s inception in 1986, over $3.4 million has been distributed through the BCF Tennis Challenge Fund to child-related causes.

Tickets for the 2004 Mercantile Tennis Challenge presented by The Baltimore Sun are now on sale and range in price from $20-$100. Tickets can be purchased at the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office (410) 347-2010 and all TICKETMASTER locations. To charge by phone, call (410) 547-SEAT. Additional ticket and sponsorship information can be obtained by calling the Tournament Office at (410) 296-2929 or by visiting the official Tennis Challenge web site.

I'm pretty convinced she's playing next year....

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Will it be on hardcourt against Sharapova? I hope so, but I'm pretty confident Lindsay will win in straight sets.

I'm so happy with this news and just knowing Lindsay isn't downhearted as obviously we haven't seen her since the US semis.

I think if Lindsay starts next year it'll be with the intention of finishing the year, I think she's been pretty clear that she wants to finish at the end of a year whether this year or next. If Lindsay wasn't married or broody I would say that she'll play next year for sure, but I'm not sure, it's 50/50. However, I think it'll be more likely if she wins more tournements in the last part of the year.

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If Lindsay wasn't married or broody I would say that she'll play next year for sure

lol!!! dunno why i found that funny
straight to the point! lol

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Hmmm... she did say that the reason she felt revived in her game was because of the ability to be able a full year without injuries. Doubts entered her mind after the uso semi (the hip thing) so that might just dampen her perspective.

I think her decision will be a bit clearer once the YEC gets underway.

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If Lindsay's having doubts she should watch the first set of her US open semi and realise that she's the best player in the world right now.

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Well, for sure she is!!! And I hope she will win the YEC, it would be like a dream!!!!!

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