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Lindsay out of RG

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PARIS, May 16 (Reuters) - Former world number one Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the French Open with a back injury, organisers said on Tuesday.

"I'm very disappointed ... but unfortunately, following my back injury, I haven't recovered all my physical strength," the 29-year-old American said in a statement.

A semi-finalist at the French Open in 1998, Davenport has been suffering from lower back strain since she lost the Wimbledon final to Venus Williams last season. She is ranked seventh in the world.




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Oh, okay.

So, the plan is, play nothing on clay, play no grass warmups, and go into Wimbledon cold, without a tournament for more than three months.

Sounds like a plan.
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She really should play Eastbourne/Birmingham...I know she hates the weather, but it's invaluable match practice!

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At this point she could be back at Stanford, playing U.S summer swing and indoors only

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Oh, okay.

So, the plan is, play nothing on clay, play no grass warmups, and go into Wimbledon cold, without a tournament for more than three months.

Sounds like a plan.
I couldn't agree with you more Andrew, it doesn't sound like a winning idea to me. I would love for her to win Wimbledon, but I don't think she's like the Vees, Rees, or Justines who can have the long layoff, but still have that inner arrogance and can play great. This time she has nothing to build from.

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Don't know if Lindsay's serious in her statements...the "bulging disc" is very serious, "lower back strain" sounds more optimistic but still it could ruin the whole season. However, the "I'm very disappointed ... but unfortunately, following my back injury, I haven't recovered all my physical strength" could mean she's more or less sure she'll play in Wimbledon. IMHO she wants to get really prepared for her last AELT&CC Championships, and doesn't want to risk coming back too early.
She should play a warmup before Wimbledon, or even 2 warmups if it shows she's totally out of form. It may mean also she's planing to play full schedule in the summer and take her best chance in NY.
Honestly, I'm not surprised...mainly becouse I didn't take her plans for Istanbul, RG that seriously. I must repeat myself again - the only thing I really want is to see Lindsay back on track fully fit.

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she should play either bham or eastbourne.

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Or, there's option B: She doesn't want to step foot on a clay court.
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At least she will be healthy for Wimbledon



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Or, there's option B: She doesn't want to step foot on a clay court.
How dare you

No, lets' be serious people ...Lindsay is not a great, great NADAL claycourt player... whatever, and no matter how much you would argue this is definitely her least favourite surface.<period>
p.s.Andrew how would you know it's actually bahamitis and not hawaiitis

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Oh, okay.

So, the plan is, play nothing on clay, play no grass warmups, and go into Wimbledon cold, without a tournament for more than three months.

Sounds like a plan.
In all honesty, Lindsay didn't play *that* much more last year, either. Left Charleston injured, beat a few scrubs in Fed Cup, went to RG cold after one and a half months off, and took another month off before Wimbledon. She played great. Obviously, any match play (like that) helps, but it isn't as bleak it really has to be made ot to be. I do think she'll play a warmup, though. Tournaments do offer WC's for late entrants.
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Get Well Soon I have to say for myself that I'm fucking gutted. I got my accomodation sorted and I was going to be sorting my flights over for the French Open tomorrow. I was going to go for the first week, I don't feel like bothering now though I might head over for a couple of days at the start. This is serious stuff even if Lindsay just makes it back in time for Wimbledon she is not going to be match fit and is going to be too rusty to make an impact

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You all have interesting views on this, but there is one thing we should all want and that's for Lindsay to be fully healthy again before she plays in any tournments. If an injury has to happen it better now than later, no injury would be better. Let's face it clay not her best surface. So let's send Lindsay all positive vibes so she fitting fit for a grass court warm up or two and a decent go at Wimbledon.
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well said Lindsayfan32! I was like a bitch for a while tonight but the most important thing is that Lindsay is fit and healthy for when and where it counts and that is Wimbledon and the US Open. We love you Linds

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Lindsay what is she thinking?

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