Originally Posted by Andrew..
Because as I said, she's either fine, or she's not. After the Wimbledon final, she was kissing Venus' ass left and right. "Oh no. She was just too good. I was fine." Well, when she pulls from two events, apparently she's not fine.
And jacs, let's not edit my posts again.
LOL, ok, I see what you mean now. So really, you think she shouldn't have said, "Venus was too good" because it could give Venus the mental edge again? Good point, but then Lindsay has never been the one to blame conditions of injury...or she could have used that excuse for several times in her career.
I guess she either had to make the decision of doing what a lot of other players do by saying, "well, the injury was a huge factor, it happened at a crucial point I could have won if the back didn't go....nothing to do with the way venus played..." or just say, "yeah, venus played great, she came up with points when she needed to....".
I can't fully remember but I don't think Lindsay exactly said, "the back is fine, Venus just played too good" but i do think Lindsay was right in giving Venus the credit when she bought out the bast game when needed....even though Lindsay was unable to do a lot more at 4-2 and a back problem.
But you do hold a valid point about the possible mental edge thing, if that's what you meant. I guess we'll see in the next couple of months and I greatly look forward to it