2006 Schedule: Predictions. - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PimPim's Place
Posts: 4,866
                     
2006 Schedule: Predictions.

I figured this would be a good thread to kickoff the offseason.

What do you think Lindsay will play next year?

The following are my predictions. Tournaments in red have been confirmed. Tournaments in green have been played.

Jan 9 Medibank International, Sydney
Jan 16 Australian Open QF
Jan 30 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo
Feb 27 Dubai Duty Free Women's Open SF
Mar 6 Pacific Life Open, Indian Wells

Mar 20 NASDAQ-100 Open, Miami
Apr 3 Bausch & Lomb Championships, Amelia Island
Apr 10 Family Circle Cup, Charleston
Apr 17 Fed Cup
Jun 26 Wimbledon
Jul 10 Fed Cup
Jul 24 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford
Jul 31, Acura Classic, Carlsbad
Aug 7, JPMorgan Chase Open, Los Angeles
Aug 28, US Open
Oct 2, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart
Oct 9, Zurich Open
Nov 6, Year Ending Championships, Madrid

I think she'll end up playing very little outside of the United States, excluding the Australian summer/Pacific rim. She's pretty much going to have to play Miami this year, unless she wants to eat a huge WTA fine, as Miami is now a hard designation. I think she skips the red clay completely, including Roland Garros; though, she might play that I guess. Depends on how much WTA is on her ass about it. I don't think she'll try to defend her title in New Haven. She doesn't like to play before slams anymore. I think after the US Open, she'll play a very light schedule.

Thoughts?

Last edited by Andrew..; Mar 7th, 2006 at 06:53 PM.
Andrew.. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 03:46 PM
Senior Member
 
mike/topgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,937
                     
I agree
only the slams are the goals for what would probably be a "goodbye season" for Lindsay on tour...
She'll defenetly play in Californian Summer HC series coz that's her favourute time to play (besides OZ tour)...
I doubt she'd come to Europe to play on clay or in lone RG<to spend 30th birthday in Paris away from home and friends> and even next after US Open...
I'm quite sure she's gonna end her career after NY...
Other tournaments, like Dubai or Amelia Island, are not as important for her as GS and Indian Wells f.e.
She would decide after Australian-EastAsian tour, what to do next...
hopefully sh'ell keep going, to maintain her lead and aiming for one more GS Crown
I can't wait to see Linds in Sydney and Me!bourne in january ...Australian is my favourite GS after all
mike/topgun is offline  
post #3 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Loughyunijen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 759
                     
I agree with Andrew I rekon LIndsay will play very little out of the US - she hates travelling! Also theres only so many times you can win a tier 1 or a tier 2!

Heres what I rekon she'll play:

Jan 2 Watson's Water Challenge, Hong Kong - shes already confirmes to play this.

Jan 9 Medibank International, Sydney - She'll probably play this as a warm up event for Oz Open

Jan 16 Australian Open - GS, so she'll deffo be here!

Jan 30 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo - Im in two minds about this, she usually does, but I could see her skipping this, next year, cause shes playign Hong Kong in January.

Feb 27 Dubai Duty Free Women's Open - she'll play this and make a holiday of it too!

Mar 6 Pacific Life Open, Indian Wells

Apr 3 Bausch & Lomb Championships, Amelia Island

Apr 10 Family Circle Cup, Charleston

NO CLAY SEASON AT ALL - she's blatently gonna get "injured" for this season!

Jun 26 Wimbledon - hopefully she'll be here!

Jul 24 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford

Jul 31, Acura Classic, Carlsbad

Aug 7, JPMorgan Chase Open, Los Angeles

Aug 28, US Open

I hate to say i but I rekon she'll retire after US Open. Although this will depend on if she is winning grand slams next year or not. But if she goes through 2006 slamless...I rekon she'll call it quite here at her beloved USO!

13 tournies! that sounds about right!

**********************GO LINDSAY!!*************************

Loughyunijen is offline  
post #4 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 23
 
Jan 2 Watson's Water Challenge, Hong Kong
Jan 16 Australian Open

Win that slam and annouce retirement OTS.
wkchiang is offline  
post #5 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PimPim's Place
Posts: 4,866
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkchiang
Jan 2 Watson's Water Challenge, Hong Kong
Jan 16 Australian Open

Win that slam and annouce retirement OTS.
In interviews, she's implied that a) she has no intention of stopping in the near future, and b) that when she starts a year, she plans on finishing it. That's why I didn't buy anything about an "Indian Wells retirement planned" by Lindsay earlier this year. She's not going to train that hard in the offseason just to play part of the year. It's just not happening.

I personally believe that's she'll play all of next year, and maybe even a very reduced schedule in 2007 - i.e. skipping anything she doesn't want to play, and sticking to the slams and West Coast events.
Andrew.. is offline  
post #6 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 07:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Lindsayfan32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,612
                     
I read somewhere that she going to play even less than what she played this year and gear up for the slams and not play during the clay season at all. Which make sense to me she'll be freash and ready for the slam she has a real chance of winning. She played 17 tournements this year so much is less.
Lindsayfan32 is offline  
post #7 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PimPim's Place
Posts: 4,866
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsayfan32
I read somewhere that she going to play even less than what she played this year and gear up for the slams and not play during the clay season at all. Which make sense to me she'll be freash and ready for the slam she has a real chance of winning. She played 17 tournements this year so much is less.
Yes, though she would have played 19 tournaments had it not been for the back injury forcing her out of the Socal area tournaments.

I really don't know where she could cut back. Four slams, the two tier I hard designations (IW + Miami), her three California tournaments, the Australian summer and Pacific rim (three + one exhibition), other hard designations (two, probably end up being Dubai and one other tier II), green clay (two) and the Tour Championships. That's sixteen events. I just can't see her dropping green clay with the success she's had at AI in recent years.
Andrew.. is offline  
post #8 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Ty-Ty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The GhET0o!11
Posts: 1,153
                     
I'm very skeptical on the exhibition matches. Just seems like another way to get injured. Didn't she do that around this time last year against Sharapova?

And doesn't Miami = Injury?

Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic

Bam. Wham. Lindsay Davenport CHAMPION.
Ty-Ty is offline  
post #9 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PimPim's Place
Posts: 4,866
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindzesnace
I'm very skeptical on the exhibition matches. Just seems like another way to get injured. Didn't she do that around this time last year against Sharapova?

And doesn't Miami = Injury?
She's not playing any off season exhibitions, except for the Evert Charity Tournament in early December.

They're going to force her into Miami this year. I don't know how she'd get out of that.
Andrew.. is offline  
post #10 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Beware Of The Dog, Bitch.
 
!<blocparty>!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: LAX, JFK & LHR.
Posts: 21,942
                     
I'm thinking a quarter final tank.

I think she should:

4 slams
IW, MIA, Tokyo, San diego Zurich.
'Stadt, AI, Stanford, JPM.
YEC.

That would be fine. She'll probably play Dubai. Eastbourne may be good, to get into grass court mode. But, she didn't have any problems this year.

Women's tennis sucks.
~


Go Rafa.

!<blocparty>! is offline  
post #11 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
 
lindsayno1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,227
                     
shes never gonna win RG. so skip it i say. She doesnt want to be there and the tennis and attitude she brings annoys me. Train hard for Wimbledon...play Birmingham for once cos its near me and then win wimbledon. Give Maria a few smack downs and start owning Mary again. Beat Kim a few more times too....

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
lindsayno1 is offline  
post #12 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:12 PM
Beware Of The Dog, Bitch.
 
!<blocparty>!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: LAX, JFK & LHR.
Posts: 21,942
                     
She is NOT playing Birmingham.

Women's tennis sucks.
~


Go Rafa.

!<blocparty>! is offline  
post #13 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Senior Member
 
lindsayno1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,227
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by !<bloc_party>!
She is NOT playing Birmingham.

LMAO! I was joking about Birmingham. Edgebaston is a lovely place, but birmingham is a shit hole and Lindsay would be in a phat mood 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
lindsayno1 is offline  
post #14 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Beware Of The Dog, Bitch.
 
!<blocparty>!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: LAX, JFK & LHR.
Posts: 21,942
                     
Lindsay's Birmingham Stampede.

I don't like the sound of it.

Women's tennis sucks.
~


Go Rafa.

!<blocparty>! is offline  
post #15 of 125 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Ty-Ty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The GhET0o!11
Posts: 1,153
                     
I don't think she should skip RG. THIS year, she a) made it to the quarters. b) beat clijsters. and c) had she beaten mary, who she owned in the 90's, would've played elena likhovtseva in the semis.

And she did all this with the bitchest attitude. If someone would just get her to realize this, change that horrible mindset of hers ... I mean, it's a slam. We don't have room to be picky.

Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic

Bam. Wham. Lindsay Davenport CHAMPION.
Ty-Ty is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome