Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Abroad with a passport
Hehehe. Not the World Cup type, but "goals" that we
think LD should seek in her return to the tour. I don't
know how you guys feel?;but I want her to win another
grand slam. Yep, that's the first thing LD should strive
for. I don't care how the draws shake out and she
ends up playing Martina Hingis , Monica Seles or Kim C
in the QF, SF and Final. I don't even care if it doesn't
seem legit to her cranky critics because the Sisters or Jen
DNF lost in fluke early round losses to Barbara Schwartz
and Natalie Dechy. A win is a win is a WIN!!
The number 1 ranking? It's only really worth something
if your ranked number 1 during the end of the WTA
Championships. How soon we forget? But, wasn't LD
sort of ranked number 1 for the year ending 2001??
First stop ENGLAND. We discussed Eastbourne a bit.
What should we expect from LD at WIMBLEDON. If
she can take down Jen or the Sisters in a 4th round or
even a QF encounter that would make the tournament
successful. I think we're looking of quality of opponent
for LD's return matches back on tour. You know, I never
really bought the hype whenever Sampras, Guga or
Safin beats the crap out of some player ranked 120
in a first round match. BIG DEAL!! It's the quality of
opponent. I digress here a bit;but that Kournikova has
started to hit bottom hasn't she? She's losing to
Petra Mandular for pete's (no pun intended) sake!!
The tour hasn't really changed that much since LD last
played her match last winter. I don't think the Belgians
could beat LD on a good day in a fast surface like
Carpet or hardcourt despite doing really well on tour.