As much as it pains me to say it. Lindsay could be playing her last season in 2007 with a tournament schedule of 7 -8 tournaments next year the end will come soon.
I put a question on Lindsay's legacy to on the baseline Friday forum and here's the response I got.
ďLindsay Davenport looks like [she may be] retiring at the end of next year with playing 7 - 8 tournaments next - its pretty safe to say so. My question is this: what would her legacy be if she never played another match? Also, do [you] think she underachieved like most other people do?Ē
Her legacy will not hinge on the results of next season or any other matches in the future, as far as I am concerned.
Unless of course she was able to grab that elusive fourth Grand Slam title.
Lindsay Davenport is one of the few players that genuinely appears to be comfortable in her own shoes, and she has been an excellent role model and spokesperson for the game. If she was to announce her retirement tomorrow, she will be remembered for being a considerate and thoughtful person, a skilled competitor, and most of all, a true champion.
As for the underachieving issue, I think it depends on whether you look at the glass as being half-empty or half-full. We all know Lindsay has blown her several chances at another major title, by going 0-4 in her last four Grand Slam finals.
But then again, I donít know how she can be considered an underachiever with fifty-one singles titles to her credit and ninety-eight weeks at number one in the world. I do believe that she could have done more, especially at the Grand Slams, but regardless, she is still one of Americaís greatest champions and a shoe-in for the Tennis Hall of Fame.
I want to know what people on the TOP board think. I think this response is on the money and well balanced its just my personal opinion. Another thing what to you all think Lindsay's legacy will be?