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.