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Elske
Mar 13th, 2004, 09:00 AM
Lindsay won her second round match 6-0,6-0(vs Santangelo) :worship: :bounce: :worship: :banana:

Interview
Q. Is this kind of the way you wanted it to be?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it was a great start. You know, not much to say. I thought I played great. I thought I moved well, hit the ball well. That was that.

Q. 53 points you won, 27 winners.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, I really felt like I was going for the right shots. You know, they were going in today. Some days that happens. Got to have fun with it when it's happening.

Q. Are you surprised how easy it was?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, for sure. I know she did well at the Australian Open. She's a good young player. First game, you know, was kind of a long game, a couple deuces, was able to get the early break, then never looked back.
You never know. If you don't start off well against a player like that, she can get more confidence. But today was one of those things where they were going in.

Q. Do you ever have a feel about what kind of day you're going to have, like an earlier practice? Is that a good tip off?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I was feeling good earlier in the day, but that match went so long, waiting for a long time. There's always a chance you're a little overanxious, or you start off flat or you're just tired from waiting around.
After I got off to a good start, I was feeling confident.

Q. When was the last time you won a match 0-0?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've only done it once before a long time ago. I'm normally not the best at concentrating through 12 straight games. Normally it waivers for some games in there.
Yeah, it's not something that happens to me a lot. It happens to a lot of other girls a lot more frequently.

Q. You were quoted a long time about not wanting to do that to somebody.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't. Today it never really crossed my mind. I don't know if that means I'm...

Q. ...concentrating?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. "When should I lose the game?" (Laughter).

Q. You played here a number of years, have done well. What is it like coming back to Indian Wells one more time? Is your confidence good because of what you've done in the past? What sort of special feelings are there?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Honestly, it's probably my favorite tournament to go to all year. It's so nice out here. I'm staying with some friends in a great house. I have a lot of friends and family in the area. You know, tomorrow I have off, get to be just by the pool with some family members, friends. I love it.
Winning here has given me confidence. I felt like the last six months I've worked probably the hardest I've ever worked in my whole life, and just really excited to get out on the court today and have the opportunity to try and do well here again.

Q. The Williams sisters aren't here. I'm not going to ask you a question like what it's like without them, but what do you think is going on with the Williams sisters?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it's tough to say. I think Serena is battling a very, you know, serious injury. She doesn't really talk to the media a lot. I don't think anybody really knew last August maybe how bad her injury was or how major of a surgery she had. And I think that she's probably close to coming back, but just not ready yet.

Q. Do you run into her in LA?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: We exchange e-mails, not specifically about her knee injury, per se. You know, when I had mine, I was out seven months. I think she's right around that time now. So I don't think she's been out too long. I think everyone just misses her quite a lot, so it seems like she's been out a while.
Venus, I don't know. I mean, Venus hasn't been battling as serious of injuries as Serena has, but always seems to have little problems here and there. I'm sure losing their sister didn't help them at all. You know, it could really only make it all that more difficult for them.

Q. You don't hear that much about that anymore. Do you think that's still a factor?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm sure in their lives, and in their everyday family life, it's a huge factor. The public has probably gotten over the shock of it. But when it's someone close, it probably really takes a long time to get over the pain of that.

Q. What is the nature of e-mails with Serena?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: That's personal (laughter).

Q. Fashion?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I can tell you we don't talk fashion.

Q. Do you see her at Lakers games?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I haven't. I haven't seen her since the Championships, the fashion show. So, no.

Q. Do you still have season tickets?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.

Q. You mentioned a minute ago about working harder than you ever have. What sort of things are you doing and why the big push?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I just -- after I had my foot surgery, you know, I was just deciding really what I wanted to do about this year. Last year was really disappointing. So I think as you get older, you definitely want to spend less time on the court. We've spent so many hours standing on the baseline, I thought, I'm going to try to work harder off the court to really keep the time on my court to a useful hour and a half a day, whatever. I hired a great new trainer. He's been making me do things I never thought I'd do before.
I was pretty inspired last year actually by Justine. I think that she had a very good tennis game, obviously, but knew that she was not going to make it, and you could just see physically how hard she was working. And really that was the reason, I think, last year she had as good of a year she did.
Now I work out four or five times a week for a number of hours every day on speed and stuff I've never done before.

Q. Who is the trainer?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: His name is Todd, his last name is Norman.

Q. What things does he have you doing you never thought you would be doing?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm doing a lot of like sprints, like uphill on a treadmill. Never thought I'd do that. Running sprints with like a bunjee cord, doing ladder drills and jumps, and on top of like weight training, and just really concentrating more on my footwork than I ever have in the past.
At the same time it kind of gives you some confidence, you know, when you're playing tennis, as well.

Q. What is the worst drill? What is the one that you really dislike?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Probably like the sprints on the treadmill, when they're 20 to 25% grade, at whatever speed, then you just jump on for six seconds and jump off. But after a number of hours playing, working out...

Q. It sounds dangerous.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It is. He hears me complaining quite a bit. But I enjoy it (laughter).

Q. What is his background?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: He used to be the trainer of the Mighty Ducks for a number of years. He trains like in the off-season, he works with Kariya still and a lot of those guys. He's actually here with me for like five days, and then -- just a great guy. Works in Lake Forest.

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LindsayRulez
Mar 13th, 2004, 01:06 PM
I absolutely love this interview, and I'm digging her new hair! :)

Andrew.
Mar 13th, 2004, 01:15 PM
Oooohhhh. Kim better look out for an ass kicking. :devil:

St.Sebastian
Mar 13th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Oooohhhh. Kim better look out for an ass kicking. :devil:
Well said :yeah:

LindsayRocks89
Mar 13th, 2004, 03:38 PM
Go Lindsay, you're on your way to win the title for the record 3rd time :bounce:

Nikki
Mar 13th, 2004, 07:36 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andrew.
Mar 14th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Kim just withdrew. Lindsay should have a nice ride into the finals.

Come-on-kim
Mar 14th, 2004, 10:24 AM
With Kim out of the tournament, I really hope Lindsay will win it :D

Andrew.
Mar 14th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Yay. A Kim-fan you likes Lindasy! :wavey:

Come-on-kim
Mar 14th, 2004, 04:44 PM
Yay. A Kim-fan you likes Lindasy! :wavey:
Kim is my FIRST fave ever!!

For the 2nd one, I can't choose between Lindsay and Monica!! The two of them are so :hearts:

Frederic
Mar 14th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Go Lindsay!!!!You can do it!!!You can win your third Indian Wells title!!!I'm sure you'll pulverize Justine!!!!! ;-)

Elske
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Lindsay defeated Stosur 6-0,6-3 :worship: :bounce: :yeah:

sebbe
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:21 PM
Lindsay defeated Stosur 6-0,6-3 :worship: :bounce: :yeah:

she didn't even play good :p ...good win for her, saved some
energy to the later rounds

Jan
Mar 15th, 2004, 07:27 AM
Well done Lindsay. Good to see Lindsay on Eurosport again
Lets go to this title again
:worship: :cool:

Elske
Mar 15th, 2004, 07:45 AM
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Andrew.
Mar 15th, 2004, 12:15 PM
Lindsay :hearts:

Lindsayfan
Mar 15th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Lindsay and Jon played an exhibition with wheelchair players or only Lindsay? :confused: Neway Lindsay looks great! :kiss:

LindsayRocks89
Mar 15th, 2004, 09:51 PM
How nice of you Lindsay :angel:

QUEENLINDSAY
Mar 16th, 2004, 05:55 AM
With Kim out of the tournament, I really hope Lindsay will win it :D
I love Kim too, she is my second fave!!!!

Come-on-kim
Mar 16th, 2004, 07:16 AM
I love Kim too, she is my second fave!!!!
:p We have such a great taste, don't you think? :p Kim, Lindsay, Monica, Jelena,... my top faves ;)

Jan
Mar 16th, 2004, 07:18 AM
Thats great of Lindsay and Jon to play with the wheelchair players but just typical of how nice a person she is :D

Kelly
Mar 16th, 2004, 12:39 PM
has she died her hair???

joaco
Mar 17th, 2004, 01:31 AM
This is the interview after her match with Meghann 6-1, 6-3

LINDSAY DAVENPORT



March 16, 2004

Q. Getting so easy out there for you.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, it was. I mean, Meghann is a very tough opponent. I expected a tough match and a tougher match than I've had.
I think what's been really important for my tennis is being able to start off so well. I really felt like from the first game I was really sharp and putting the pressure on her. And that was important to really get on top of her because, you know, I actually watched her beat Venus last year and felt like the more she got going, the better and better she got as the match went on. I was trying to, you know, just start off with some breaks so she wouldn't feel so confident on her big serve. Q. Talk about how much fun you're having after the surgery.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's been a great year. I've been really excited every tournament I've entered. You know, I started off with the Hopman Cup, Sydney, Melbourne, and still ended up winning Tokyo, the end of five and a half weeks on the road, which for me says a lot because normally I'm really about fried after three or four weeks. I thought mentally really kept it together there. Felt like a load was lifted off my shoulders when I finally had the foot surgery.
I feel like now I've been working as hard as I've ever worked and feel like no matter what happens, I've done everything I can to do well at these tournaments. I believe in my tennis, so I just go out there and, you know, just really confident.

Q. Do you feel you're in your top form right now?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, so far. You never know what happens day in and day out. But I'm certainly not complaining the way I've been playing here, the way I played my last tournament in Tokyo, which has been over a month ago. It's been great. It's just important for me to try to keep it going.
If I, you know, have a day where I'm not playing so well, still try and get through the match, keep giving myself opportunities.

Q. What was the date of your surgery?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It was mid October, I'm going to guess like the 12th, 13th, 14th, somewhere in there. Maybe the WTA knows. Right after Filderstadt. It was on a Wednesday after Filderstadt. Whatever day that is of the week.

Q. Were there apprehensions whether or not you could return to top form?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Gosh, I don't know. I mean, it was just a decision that was made. I mean, I had surgery in mid October. Actually, like I said, I started working out a week or two later with the new trainer. Didn't actually start playing tennis till around like the 10th or so of December.
I remember we were in Hawaii over the Thanksgiving holiday. My family was there, and also my friend Corina and her boyfriend Justin. I remember we were all talking. I was like, "I don't know if I want to start practicing again." We had this talk at dinner one night. You know, that was a brief moment where I thought like, "Wow, maybe I won't start hitting again. I don't know."
But they were all really supportive and confident. I think that was the only time where I thought like, "Maybe I'm done." Just for that brief moment. Then, you know, we got home. About 10 days later, eight days later, I started hitting again. Just gone from there.

Q. Are you back to the point now where you feel every time you step out there that you're as good if not better than whoever you're playing?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, so far. But, like I said, I really haven't gotten the opportunity to play, you know, the girls that are at the very top, Serena, Venus, Justine, Kim. Like I said, I played Justine the one time. I think it would be a better gauge of that if I can get to the latter rounds and really get to play these girls. I'd very much like an opportunity here to play Justine again, you know, when Kim gets healthy, whoever it is.

Q. But at no time did you ever think about walking away?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I don't know like how seriously. I didn't really feel a strong urge to get back out and practicing. But that was probably because the last six months I had done it, it was not a great experience. But, you know, I had a lot of support from my friends and my husband and my coach. So I don't really know like, you know, if I was really like that close. I don't know, certainly sitting on a beach in Hawaii, I seemed very close (laughter). But always seems like you never want to come back from Hawaii.

Q. After last year, are you surprised you're still ranked as high as No. 4?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, a lot of that is a lot of the other girls were injured, as well, and didn't play as much as they can. But, you know, I know I'm good enough to always be probably at a certain level of women's tennis, whatever that is.
But it's definitely a lot more exciting this year to feel like I have the opportunity to win more tournaments and to move up, you know, higher in the rankings, if that be, just be able to challenge and have a chance in these tournaments.


I LOVE THIS ATTITUDE FROM LINDSAY!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I do hope she does beat Justine in the final. Go Lindsayyyyyyyy

joaco
Mar 20th, 2004, 12:44 AM
She's beaten Nathalie 6-2, 7-6 (3) Going into the finals...... come on Lindsay!!!! You're playing awesome

Frederic
Mar 20th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Well done!!!!!Go Lindsay!!!! I'm certain you can do it!!!! You have to be concenctrated on your game and you have to believe in your chances to win!!!!!!

xcrtbckhnd
Mar 21st, 2004, 12:28 PM
Good luck today Lindsay!!! I am really hoping you can win this match and take the title!!!!! GO LINDS!!!!!!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:50 PM
The match starts in about 10 minutes; I have a feeling that Lindsay will win. She's said she wanted to play Justine in the finals, so she has what she wanted, now she just has to execute her serve and groundstrokes and she will have title #40!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:52 PM
This is a warning, I'm going to post a few messages urging Lindsay to win, I'm going to save my 1000th post to announce Lindsay's win!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:52 PM
Go Lindsay!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:53 PM
Stay strong!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:54 PM
Keep positive!

LindsayRulez
Mar 21st, 2004, 06:54 PM
Crack those aces and groundstroke winners! Good luck Lindsay, we believe in you!

Andrew.
Mar 21st, 2004, 08:56 PM
Lindsay lost. She had her chances in the second set, too. Sad.

Come-on-kim
Mar 21st, 2004, 09:11 PM
Lindsay :sad: I thought she would have leveled at 5-5 ! Why that df? :sad:

joaco
Mar 21st, 2004, 10:17 PM
:sad:

Kelly
Mar 22nd, 2004, 09:57 AM
too bad...justine was awsome though.....lindsay will get her back at amelia island!!

DJ Troll
Mar 22nd, 2004, 12:10 PM
Lindsay you are awsome :bounce:

Frederic
Mar 22nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
Gosh!!!!Lindsay didn't win unfortunately!!!! She had a chance in the second set, but I hope she'll play better at Amelia Island, because she will meet again Henin in final!!!! Go Lindsay!!!!

Frederic
Mar 22nd, 2004, 04:35 PM
Why isn't Lindsay ranked n°3, she was in final, so she would have won some points!!!!

Jan
Mar 25th, 2004, 07:29 AM
She was in the final last year so she had all her points to defend. I am hoping she can get to No 3 fairly soon. Depends also on when MoMo comes back and how well she plays and also Anastasia is not far behind Linds now - so she could do with some points.
:)