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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2005, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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A TOP Party is in order!

The Lindsay quote of the year!

"But if I am healthy, I would like to be back next year which wasn't the case last year.

2006, here we come!

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Never say never again for Davenport 1 hour, 54 minutes ago



LONDON (AFP) - Twelve months after insisting that 2004 would be her last year on the tour, former champion Lindsay Davenport insisted that she never believed she would be back at Wimbledon as top seed.

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The American veteran, who lifted her only Wimbledon title in 1999, had planned for 2004 to be her last season as the pressures of the tour, injury and the desire to start a family with husband Jon Leach, began to hit home.

But with a healthy body and an unexpected run of recent success, the 29-year-old is plotting a path towards a second All England Club title.

"Twelve months ago I never guessed I would be here today but I haven't any surgery, haven't been absent from the tour for more than four weeks and I am enjoying my tennis again," said Davenport.

"I feel for the first time in a while that I have a chance of winning a Grand Slam and that's a great position to be in."

Davenport, whose latest French Open bid came unstuck against Mary Pierce in the quarter-finals in Paris last month where she was again top seed, is far more at home on the faster surfaces.

She starts her 12th Wimbledon campaign against Russia's Anna Jidkova and said she is experienced enough to shrug off the pressure of being top seed.

"There are high expectations of me. I have a tough draw but I feel I can win on grass again and have a great opportunity here," said Davenport who has collected 47 titles in her career, two of those coming this year in Dubai and Amelia Island.

"I have just turned 29 and my husband has been saying that I might still be playing when I am 35 and no kids!

"But if I am healthy, I would like to be back next year which wasn't the case last year.

"Being back here as number one seed is high on my list of surprises because if you had said last year I would be back here as top seed, I would not have believed you."

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Yes, I saw, and I'm not suprised.

As long as she's not seriously injured, Lindsay can be top five until she's 35. I'm glad she realizes this now.
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I think this is really great because it really takes off the pressure... it's no longer, okay, you've only got two more slams or this is your last wimbledon. It's cool, she's just back in the mix, it's not a last chance.

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Yes. More hardcourt domination please.
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I want to see a final with Lindsay and Kim. Maybe LA or San Diego, that'd be cool.

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I don't like to watch us lose, though.

I was so excited for IW final. I thought wins. That match still annoys me.

Oh well, this is hopefully like what happened with Venus. "Oh. Too good, I'm lefts now." turns into "Bend over bitch." in just a few months.

Hopefully she knows she can win now.
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Wow, how cool. That made my day ^_^

I just started watching tennis last year at Wimby and knew no one other than Serena and Venus at the time, so I decieded to just randomly turn on the t.v. and the person who was plaing would be my new favourite. It was Lindsay and Panova. ^_^ After that, I feel in love with her.

Then they said she was planning on retiring ... @_@ Which completly burst my bubble. But to her of 2006 for Lindsay is just wow ...

I think I was a good luck charm ...

Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic

Bam. Wham. Lindsay Davenport CHAMPION.
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WOW bubbling with confidence there!

LINDSAY DAVENPORT!
Say what you like about Davenport, but shes achieved what most others could only dream of!

Jelena Jankovic
Mary Pierce MARTINA HINGIS! Kim Clijsters Ana Ivanovic
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OMG YESSS!!! Excellent this is sooo great

LINDSAY DAVENPORT

Elena Baltacha Alicia Molik
*Alicia's coming back!!! *

Lisa Raymond Rennae Stubbs Nadia Petrova Anna-Lena Groenefeld
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That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.

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GOOD to see this positive attitude coming out from her!
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That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.
Yeah, I just read the predicitions on tennisrulz... one chose Lindsay and one Clijsters [over Justine and Maria respectively]. If Lindsay wins against Clijsters she better win

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That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.
I heard Kim was making tons of errors this week, especially against Sveta and in the first set of the final.
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great artical!!

so we now have 6 slams to look forward to
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