Feb 4th, 2004, 02:39 PM
I have just heard sky news report that Lindsay is thinking of retiring. We have all spoke on the board over the past 12 months that it won't be too long before this sad occassion will be up on us, but why are they reporting it now? Has she publicly said something?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Feb 4th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Yes, kind of.....here is the article from BBC tennis:
Lindsay Davenport has admitted she is seriously considering retirement because she does not want to become a "perennial quarter-finalist".
The former world number one won only one tournament last year and was beaten in the last eight of the Australian Open by Justine Henin-Hardenne.
"Definitely, I think about it more now than I ever have," said Davenport.
"The last two years I don't really feel like I've been that competitive in the top four or five." The 27-year-old won the 1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon and 2000 Australian Open titles but has endured a barren spell in Grand Slams since that Melbourne triumph.
Davenport has not won a Grand Slam since 2000
"I haven't had one of those really big wins in a Grand Slam situation and I've stopped winning as many titles as I used to," said Davenport.
"Definitely, it just gets a little bit more frustrating because for a few years, from 1997 until I had my knee surgery (in January 2002), I don't think I was out of the top three or four."
Davenport admitted that her Grand Slam drought, combined with a happy marriage, had made her consider her future plans.
"You know, as well as being married, not being as successful also weighs a little bit on that decision," said Davenport, who married investment banker Jon Leach in April 2003.
"But at the end of the day, every time I think about it, I still like to play and I still think at this stage of my life I would be a little bit lost without tennis.
"As soon as I feel like I've put absolutely everything into it, then I'll probably walk away. "I don't know when that will be but certainly last year, I thought about it an awful lot."
:sad: again she say's she's not 100% but I am pretty sure that this year will certainly be her last. I have begun to make plans about going to Eastbourne this year, instead of my usual Birmingham just to make a last go of supporting Lindsay. Perhaps we in the UK could make a go of that - try to arrange something?
Feb 6th, 2004, 06:57 AM
I still think it is the reporters badgering her over this to a large extent and also to what mood she is in too. Get a few more titles under her belt and I think she will be keen to keep going a little while longer. I hope she makes 40 titles before she does go.
I reckon she will get Tokyo again as I have heard Venus has withdrawn with a leg injury.
Lets go Linds :worship: :wavey:
Feb 6th, 2004, 10:31 AM
I'm hoping Chanda can knock off Maggie since Lindsay has a habit of needing a voodoo doll when playing Maleeva :)
If she plays like she did against Hantuchova she should dominate the next two matches - I'm personally hoping she can do the double this year at the Pan Pac.
Feb 9th, 2004, 07:14 AM
Gossipcom - she did not need the voodoo doll did she? Wasn't it great?
:worship: :) :cool: :wavey: :bounce:
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:47 AM
It was fantastic to watch that match a few hours after it aired and knowing the result :)
All I could do was smile!