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Lindsay's plan for the begining of 2008 : warm-up tournament + AO + maybe Fed Cup!

Davenport Plans To Play Oz Open

10/16/2007

Bolstered by her title triumph in Bali, working mom Lindsay Davenport plans to pack both the racquet bag and diaper bag for the trip to Australia in January. The 2000 Australian Open champ is poised to play the Melbourne major in 2008.


The 31-year-old Davenport, who gave birth to son Jagger by Caesarian section on June 10, plans to play a tune-up tournament Down Under in early January to prepare for her 14th Australian Open appearance.

"Right now the plan is to leave for Australia after the first of the year, play a warm-up tournament prior to the Australian Open, then play the Australian Open and then possibly play Fed Cup," Davenport told Radio Tennis.com's Ken Thomas over the weekend.

Playing her first singles match in a year, the former World No. 1 reeled off 20 straight points in the opening set to spark an overwhelming 6-2, 6-2 victory over Eleni Daniilidou at the Tier III Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali last month. It was Davenport's first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles match since she suffered a 6-4, 6-3 setback to then World No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo in Beijing in September, 2006. Davenport proceeded to post a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over World No. 3 Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinal before capturing her 52nd career singles championship with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over then 12th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova in the Bali final.

Davenport looked fit and fresh in Bali, but told Thomas she was not onlyi surprised she won the title, she almost didn't get on the plane to take the trip.

The three-time Grand Slam champion followed her triumphant tournament return scoring a straight sets win over Elena Dementieva before bowing to Jankovic in straight sets at the Tier II Beijing tournament.

Speaking like a woman who plans to play more events in 2008, Davenport said in Bali she believes her play will improve as she sharpens her movement around the court.

"I'm still a little ways [away]. It's only been three months and I still have a bit of weight to lose, I still need to work on my movement around the court,"
Davenport said. "I haven't had that much time to focus on that aspect of it. At the beginning I was really working on my timing. But I think in four to six months that'll come back hopefully."

Davenport, who captured the gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and commemorated the occasion with a tattoo of the Olympic rings, suggested playing the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing is a long-term goal.

"The thing that really intrigues me about playing is the Olympics next year, trying to go back maybe obviously as a mother and see how that pans out," said Davenport, who won the 1998 U.S. Open title,1999 Wimbledon and 2000 Australian Open. She owns a 55-12 record at the Australian Open where she was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2005.

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Re: Lindsay's plan for the begining of 2008 : warm-up tournament + AO + maybe Fed Cup

I'm so incredibly excited for 2008. I'm still sort of in shock that Lindsay's back and she's actually playing well. I'm hoping the Australian Warm-Up tournament is an actual tournament and not an exhibition. I'm just so excited to see her play in Melbourne again!

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I think she'll play an actual tournament over Hong Kong and it'll probably be sydney although if she's flying out in early january I think she'd be better off playing Gold Coast, doing well there rather than in a strong sydney draw, and being fresh for the big one.

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Re: Lindsay's plan for the begining of 2008 : warm-up tournament + AO + maybe Fed Cup

I'd love her to play Hopman Cup, I know it's got no ranking points, but it's a lighthearted affair

I can't wait for Quebec

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Re: Lindsay's plan for the begining of 2008 : warm-up tournament + AO + maybe Fed Cup

If Lindsay wins Quebec city and gets her ranking back inside the top 100 I would like to see her play the Hopman cup. If she not inside the top 100 by the start of the year I would like to see her play the Gold coast event as I can't see her playing the week before the OZ open.

You would think with Quebec being the week before the YEC that it going to be a very weak field and Lindsay's chances of winning it are pretty good but I say that without knowing who's playing it.
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I'd love her to play Hopman Cup, I know it's got no ranking points, but it's a lighthearted affair

I can't wait for Quebec
I wouldn't mind her playing Hopman Cup but that's mainly because I have the Tennis Channel and get fantastic coverage of it. I'm thinking she'll end up in Gold Coast, which is a great idea. It's usually a relatively solid tier 3 and she needs the ranking points.

Would Lindsay play a tier 4?

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If Lindsay wins Quebec city and gets her ranking back inside the top 100 I would like to see her play the Hopman cup. If she not inside the top 100 by the start of the year I would like to see her play the Gold coast event as I can't see her playing the week before the OZ open.

You would think with Quebec being the week before the YEC that it going to be a very weak field and Lindsay's chances of winning it are pretty good but I say that without knowing who's playing it.
The field isn't bad. Chakvetadze, Vaidisova, Golovin and Zvonareva are in. And it wouldn't be a big surprise if Chakvetadze withdraws. Normally Lindsay should be able to beat all these girls though. Here is the complete list :

http://www.challengebell.com/challen...e=players&id=7

They put Lindsay's name on the top
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Lindsay needs to move on from these damn Tier IIIs and ring the alarm at Sydney
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The field isn't bad. Chakvetadze, Vaidisova, Golovin and Zvonareva are in. And it wouldn't be a big surprise if Chakvetadze withdraws. Normally Lindsay should be able to beat all these girls though. Here is the complete list :

http://www.challengebell.com/challen...e=players&id=7

They put Lindsay's name on the top
Thanks for the tournament site link. Most of it French.The player list was English and that's all I'm interested in at the moment. I still think Lindsay has a pretty good chance of winning this event. Even if she doesn't does anyone know what round finish will get Lindsay inside the top 100?
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wwwooohhooo!!!
AO 2008...i am so going next year!! =]

I miss you Lindsay.
I miss hitting some balls too! LOL.
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I hope Lindsay can finish top 100!! Has she ever not finished the year out of the top 100 in her professional career?

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I like it.

The warmup will more than likely be Gold Coast. 2 straight weeks of tennis for the Slams are the most I can see Lindsay playing in a row next year.
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I like it.

The warmup will more than likely be Gold Coast. 2 straight weeks of tennis for the Slams are the most I can see Lindsay playing in a row next year.
She'll be playing 6 weeks in a row in the spring: Indian Wells-Miami-Amelia Island-Charleston I wish

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Thanks for the tournament site link. Most of it French.The player list was English and that's all I'm interested in at the moment. I still think Lindsay has a pretty good chance of winning this event. Even if she doesn't does anyone know what round finish will get Lindsay inside the top 100?

Right now Lindsay has 290 points and is ranked #123.

If she loses in the first round, she'll be stay at #123 with 291 points.
If she loses in the second round, she'll be ranked #112 with 310 points.
If she loses in QF, she'll be ranked #104 with 325 points.
If she loses in SF, she'll be ranked #98 with 355 points.
If she loses in Final, she'll be ranked #85 with 390 points.
And If she wins the tournament, she'll be ranked #74 with 430 points.
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Right now Lindsay has 290 points and is ranked #123.

If she loses in the first round, she'll be stay at #123 with 291 points.
If she loses in the second round, she'll be ranked #112 with 310 points.
If she loses in QF, she'll be ranked #104 with 325 points.
If she loses in SF, she'll be ranked #98 with 355 points.
If she loses in Final, she'll be ranked #85 with 390 points.
And If she wins the tournament, she'll be ranked #74 with 430 points.
Thanks for that LindsayRulz I don't have a maths brain and I still can't follow the rankings system. It seems a semi final finish would be ideal at worst. I don't care where she finishes the year it's great to have her back great I just don't want Lindsay to have to rely on getting a wild card for the oz open next year.
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