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joaco
Mar 13th, 2004, 10:36 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: OMG!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
The first one, I can't believe it! (they changed it a little bit but What the hell) I'm so excited, here is the questionnarie BTW:

Lindsay Answers Your Questions!



Two-time champion Lindsay Davenport answers your questions from the Pacific Life Open. Read and listen to what she had to say!

All Audio files are in Windows Media format.


Q: What are your goals for this year? Ė Joaquin

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq1.wma)

LD: Goals are to be a legitimate threat at the Grand Slams and overall be a top player, win tournaments, and hopefully try and win that last Grand Slam.

Q: If you have to choose a partner in the top 5 of the rankings to play doubles with, who would you choose? -- Emilie et Manon, France

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq2.wma)

LD: I think my last two doubles partners. Last year I played with Lisa Raymond, whoís one of my best friends on tour, and this year Iím playing with Corina Morariu, whoís also one of my best friends on tour. To me, doubles isnít about winning or losing, itís about trying to have fun out there and get away from the competitiveness of playing singles. If I had to pick a partner to win a Grand Slam, I think Kim Clijsters is a very good doubles player, and a nice girl, I should add.Ē

Q: Are you planning on playing the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens this summer? -- Lena Kulagina, Moscow, Russia

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq3.wma)

LD: Yeah, Iím planning to go and Iím looking forward to going to my third Olympics. Winning in í96 and even though I had to pull out in 2000, theyíre some of my best memories in sports whether itís the opening ceremonies, waiting with the other American athletes, staying with them, it was just a complete honor to be a part of the American team.

Q: In every player's career there are matches in which you hold match points, but not convert them. But for how long do these missed opportunities stay on your mind, how many times do you go back to those moments and think "I should have done this or that"? Do they linger or not? -- Ole Vermeer

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq4.wma)

LD: The first couple of times, itís more traumatic. The more it happens, the more you get used to it. Every single player thatís played on the tour has had match points and lost, and every player has been down match points and won. I think the more times it happens, the more experience you get. Personally, I donít think about it. Once the next day comes, my loss, whether having match points or not, is over.

Q: With Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne having been so hot for several months now, do you feel like you have what it takes to make a run to surpass them both in the rankings this year? -- DeJuan J. Barnes

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq5.wma)

LD: I feel like I have what it takes inside me. Iím still a few months away from reaching their level, but I feel like Iím doing the steps that will hopefully make it there and I will keep giving it a shot.

Q: It seems that in 2004 you have really stepped up your training and the results are coming with your wins at the Hopman Cup and in Tokyo. Is there anything you've done differently this year? -- David Forrest

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq6.wma)

LD: Iíve been working out with a different trainer, working a lot harder, really concentrating on my footwork and explosive speed, which has probably been my worst asset. I feel like thatís slowly getting better and I feel like thereís still lots of room to keep working on. Hopefully over the next few months it will keep getting better and better.

Q: Who do you think is the greatest women's tennis player of all time and why? Ė Jeff

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq7.wma)

LD: Steffi Graf, no question. Winning each Grand Slam at least four times on different surfaces is incredible.

Q: What was the greatest match you have ever played and won? -- Cormac O'Sullivan

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq8.wma)

LD: I donít know. Oh, in a big-match situation, I think beating Hingis in the finals of the Australian Open in 2000. I was playing great, up 6-1, 5-1 and got a little nervous but still won 6-1, 7-5 in under an hour. I was within of couple of points from winning in 38 minutes, so I think thatís the best Iíve ever played in a big match.

Q: What do you think of all the young girls on the tour coming up and getting their breakthroughs at such a young age? -- Gene

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/graphics/speaker.gif Lindsay Davenport (http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/davenportq9.wma)

LD: Weíve had it in the past, weíve had girls make breakthroughs at a young age and go on to have successful careers. Itís exciting. Thereís a lot of young girls coming up. They definitely seem way more confident and sure of themselves than when I first starting coming up 15 years ago, but I think after your initial year or two and you see whoís going to be around and really good, itís exciting for the fans, I think theyíre in for some good tennis.

:D Lindsay:hearts:

Joaco

Lindsayfan
Mar 13th, 2004, 11:14 PM
Congrats Joaco,you are really lucky! I had asked her whether she was coming to Rome or not but she didnt answer. :(

joaco
Mar 14th, 2004, 12:23 AM
thanks Vale! I am so happy... it's just so weird. I can't believe the WTA actually took me into consideration. I thought they would bound me off for sending SO MANY emails... LOL
Anyway, I sure she'll probably say in her next interviews what her schedule is gonna be and she'll say wheather she'll go to Rome or not. :)

Andrew.
Mar 14th, 2004, 12:26 AM
thanks Vale! I am so happy... it's just so weird. I can't believe the WTA actually took me into consideration. I thought they would bound me off for sending SO MANY emails... LOL
Anyway, I sure she'll probably say in her next interviews what her schedule is gonna be and she'll say wheather she'll go to Rome or not. :)

Hopefully the WTA Tour will continue to bitch at her for not playing enough in Europe. :p

LindsayRocks89
Mar 14th, 2004, 01:08 AM
you're so lucky, thats so nice of her to answer peoples questions, i think it would be cool if she would play Rome, even Warsaw?

Come-on-kim
Mar 14th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Lindsay/Kim in doubles :eek: That would be simply AMAZING :eek:

Jan
Mar 15th, 2004, 07:29 AM
Well done joaco.

:cool:

Kelly
Mar 16th, 2004, 12:29 PM
well done!!

i remember she did one for sanex heroes and i wagged work so i could stay for the chat...and she answered my question..it was about her fans..i was sooooo happy!

foreva lindsay
Mar 28th, 2004, 04:34 PM
hey thats realli cool, i was on a chat with amelie mauresmo and she answered my question :) but didn't know about lindsays chat until too late... maybe next time

RayRob
Apr 3rd, 2004, 06:54 AM
Well done - wow, what an honor to have your question answered by Lindsay!

Go joaco!