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After-thoughts.

Now that Lindsay is for the most part retired, and we've all had sometime to let it sink in and stuff. I wanted to get this out of my system.

I would like to believe that if Lindsay hadn't hurt her back as badly as she and/or didn't miss so much time this year, she wouldn't have lost her motivation.

She was out for so long that her ranking fell apart and she just didn't have the heart to try and comeback again. It took her about two years after knee surgery to regain her place in the rankings, it would have taken her at least a year of struggling to get back there and at her age it just wasn't worth it. That's why I think she took the risk on getting pregnant. I think she knew if she did it would give her every reason in the world to quit.
And it apparently didn't take long for her to get pregnant.

That's probably why she played less than stellar in Asia, and why she skipped the indoors.
I also am starting to think that the line of "oh I'm playing next year" was a cover incase the pregnancy didn't hold or that the tour told her to keep quiet until she was ready to speak.

As much as I would have loved to see her soldier on in 2007, I wouldn't want her too suffer a string of early round losses. I didn't want her final moments on tour to horrible matches that made her look like she lost her game.
So this is for the best in the terms of preserving her memory and her legacy to the game.

Even though I do think that her back injury caused a great deal of the final outcome, she did end this on her own terms, and that's the best any professional player in any sport can ask for.

Yet the void she leaves is irreplaceable, like most champions.
My only wish now is that I continue to be able to talk to everyone that posts regularly in this forum. I would hate to see it fade away, when her fans are still here. I enjoy talking to all of you, even the fighting. But all we can do now is look back and smile.

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Re: After-thoughts.

I still can't believe I'll never ever see Lindsay on a tennis court again. However, I prefer a happy pregnant Lindsay than a sad Lindsay losing in early round at the Aussie Open Next Year. Tennis is going to be sooooooo boring without her (my life too )
Anyway I'm happy to know that the Tower of Power forum isn't going to be deleted.
Finaly Good luck Lindsay with your baby and your new life!
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I still can't believe I'll never ever see Lindsay on a tennis court again. However, I prefer a happy pregnant Lindsay than a sad Lindsay losing in early round at the Aussie Open Next Year. Tennis is going to be sooooooo boring without her (my life too )
Anyway I'm happy to know that the Tower of Power forum isn't going to be deleted.
Finaly Good luck Lindsay with your baby and your new life!
Yeah me too. I would shut everything else down when she was playing most of the time.
I just hope you and the rest of the crew will still around to rehash the past and discuss the good (and argue the bad ). It wouldn't be TOP without disagreements would it?

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Re: After-thoughts.

I'm still a bit all over the place actually I guess once I'm used to the fact she's done I'll feel better, it's still weird to think she ain't coming back...

Anyway, in a while we'll all be used to it and will be able to look back and celebrate And yes, I hope we all keep this forum going, we can maybe make a countdown to the birth thread, baby name sweepstakes thread, etc.

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I'm still a bit all over the place actually I guess once I'm used to the fact she's done I'll feel better, it's still weird to think she ain't coming back...

Anyway, in a while we'll all be used to it and will be able to look back and celebrate And yes, I hope we all keep this forum going, we can maybe make a countdown to the birth thread, baby name sweepstakes thread, etc.
I'm completely out of wack too. It's just so weird to come in here and realize that there won't be anymore "Lindsay in___________" threads.

I think it's going to take the first slam without her as a pro for it to totally sink in. I wonder if the wtatour site will do a tribute to her too, but they probably won't until she asks to have her name removed from the rankings.

I love the idea for a countdown birth thread and a baby name thread. See if anyone of us gets close the actual name and stuff, and there's always betting on the gender too.

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Yeah me too. I would shut everything else down when she was playing most of the time.
I just hope you and the rest of the crew will still around to rehash the past and discuss the good (and argue the bad ). It wouldn't be TOP without disagreements would it?

And I love your current avatar. Good memories.
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If the TOP forum isn't being deleted I'm going no where. I totally agree with you Jeanne that there is still lot we can do here. I have to have an argument with Andrew once in while in just for old tome stake, it just wouldn't be the same if I didn't.
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If the TOP forum isn't being deleted I'm going no where. I totally agree with you Jeanne that there is still lot we can do here. I have to have an argument with Andrew once in while in just for old tome stake, it just wouldn't be the same if I didn't.
That's what I had in mind!
You and him can have at it when rehashing slams Lindsay didn't win and stuff. Ah goodtimes.

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I'm completely out of wack too. It's just so weird to come in here and realize that there won't be anymore "Lindsay in___________" threads.

I think it's going to take the first slam without her as a pro for it to totally sink in. I wonder if the wtatour site will do a tribute to her too, but they probably won't until she asks to have her name removed from the rankings.

I love the idea for a countdown birth thread and a baby name thread. See if anyone of us gets close the actual name and stuff, and there's always betting on the gender too.
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precious.
Erm, I love how she hasn't "officially retired" cute, real cute.

I'm really going to miss her little dance she would do on the baseline while waiting to return serve. It's so cute.

I'll love you forever Lindsay

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Re: After-thoughts.

I think there's a reason she hasn't "officially retired".

I wouldn't be surpirsed to see her whoring up WC's into Cali events in 2008. Or at least playing doubles.
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I think there's a reason she hasn't "officially retired".

I wouldn't be surpirsed to see her whoring up WC's into Cali events in 2008. Or at least playing doubles.
Stop getting me excited

But if you think about it, what stopped her from saying outright 'I'm retiring' ? I hadn't thought of it until now, but it's strange the way she worded it, anyway, if she comes back I'll pass out

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Stop getting me excited

But if you think about it, what stopped her from saying outright 'I'm retiring' ? I hadn't thought of it until now, but it's strange the way she worded it, anyway, if she comes back I'll pass out
You beat me to it! I was going to say the same thing!

But I understand what you're saying, she did word it oddly. She keeps toying with us!
*puts the 800# back on speed dial* just to be safe.

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I think there's a reason she hasn't "officially retired".

I wouldn't be surpirsed to see her whoring up WC's into Cali events in 2008. Or at least playing doubles.
no please... They will call her Lindsay Navratilova Davenport
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no please... They will call her Lindsay Navratilova Davenport
You know, I think someone mentioned that earlier today.
But hey, if she plays WTT, charity exos, commentates, or takes over the WTA Tour from the inside (and over throws Larry Scott in the process) , as long as she returns in some capacity I'll be happy. I just don't want her to disappear forever.

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