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Andrew.
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:53 PM
Here is her quarter of the draw...

Davenport(5)
Randriantefy
Brandi
Benesova
Q
Q
Q
Loit(28)
Dokic(23)
Dulko
Castano
Navratilova
Obata
Q
Stosur
Zvonareva(12)
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Smashnova-pistolesi(16)
Srebotnik
Weingartner
Chladkova
Craybas
Black
Douchevina
Maleeva(21)
Shaughnessy(32)
Irvin
Mandula
Q
Sprem
Granville
Mikaelian
Williams V(3)

Her early matches look pretty good. Loit hates grass, Dokic is in a serious slump, and Vera hates grass. In the QF she would probably play Venus. It's a tough match, but if Lindsay wants to prove that she's at the top again, she wins it.

foreva lindsay
Jun 17th, 2004, 03:25 PM
i cant believe myskina is seeded SECOND!!! :eek:

anyway argg got venus in the 1/4's :mad: :mad:

Jan
Jun 17th, 2004, 04:33 PM
She should get to the quarters as long as she is fit and then if she's on form and focussed I think she can beat Venus unless someone does it for her, of course before the quarters.

Go Lindsay :worship: :confused: :wavey:

Andrew.
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:53 PM
Lindsay needs to step it up this summer. Justine and Kim are out, most likely through the US Open. If Lindsay solves the mental issues she has with the sisters, she will beat them, and domination of summer hardcourts will ensue. But if she doesn't fix it then she will lose and she's not going to get back to the "elite" status she's been training to get to. End.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 17th, 2004, 09:56 PM
if Lindsay's knee is ok she'll get to the qtrs, but i dont see her beating venus, i'd say she had a better chance last year, but wish she would win this title again.

Andrew.
Jun 17th, 2004, 11:51 PM
if Lindsay's knee is ok she'll get to the qtrs, but i dont see her beating venus, i'd say she had a better chance last year, but wish she would win this title again.
Because Venus has been playing supurb tennis...

I think she has a better chance this year because Venus has played like chicken shit, and was playing better last year. Also, Lindsay's foot was falling off last year. She has a great change to win if she keeps her head on. But she won't so what I'm saying is useless.

joaco
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:09 AM
Hey GUys, let's TRY to be positive PLEASE!! First she has a very bad draw IMO:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: I'm pissed.... but what can you do about it. :confused:

Let's hope she'll be healthy enough to play and get to the QF and let's see what happens there.

GO GO GO LINDSAY!!:bounce:

Joaco

LindsayRulez
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:39 AM
Yeah really people, let's try to be positive. The truth is that if Lindsay is healthy and plays as well as she did last year, she should beat Venus in her current state. But I am not one to look past the current round, so right now she should be focused on Dally Randriantefy.

Andrew.
Jun 18th, 2004, 02:59 AM
Randriantefy is ranked just inside the top 100. She can be a tricky player, but her results come on clay. In fact, she has only won one match on clay in her entire career. This should be very winnable for Lindsay even if she is levels and levels away from her best.

Andrew.
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Hey GUys, let's TRY to be positive PLEASE!! First she has a very bad draw IMO:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: I'm pissed.... but what can you do about it. :confused:

Let's hope she'll be healthy enough to play and get to the QF and let's see what happens there.

GO GO GO LINDSAY!!:bounce:

Joaco
Her draw to the Round of 16 is actually very clear. Loit is not a grass court player at all, and that would be Lindsay's biggest problem. Then in the Round of 16 she could face Bepa, who we all know have her the scare in Sydney earlier this year. But then Lindsay trounced her at the Aus. Bepa loathes grass, so if Lindsay is playing decently she should get by. I really don't think he draw is that bad until the gets to the QF, and I still think she's not facing the worst opponent there either.

*timtams*
Jun 18th, 2004, 01:03 PM
Will linds be playing mon or tues, which one....if serena starts on tues, linds plays on mon right?
and federer plays mon, right?
Lisa raymond, top half of draw, plays tues, right?

does anyone know when doubles (womens) starts, which day, i am thinking its thursday, but not that sure?????
what about mixed?

i would appreciate it if someone could answer one or two of these questions!

if linds starts play on mon, will be in the q, if not plans may change!!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 18th, 2004, 03:00 PM
Yes, Lindsay plays on Monday.

foreva lindsay
Jun 18th, 2004, 06:46 PM
dam! wont she her on sat, but the 1/4s are on the second monday arent they?

Maajken
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:02 AM
i hope qtrs are on tuesday :mad:

Andrew.
Jun 19th, 2004, 11:45 AM
i hope qtrs are on tuesday :mad:
They are. Here is the schedule:

Monday - Bottom Half First Round
Tuesday - Top Half First Round
Wednesday - Bottom Half Second Round
Thursday - Top Half Second Round
Friday - Bottom Half Third Round
Saturday - Top Half Third Round
Sunday - Round of 16
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Quarterfinals
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Semifinals
Friday - Off
Saturday - Final

Elske
Jun 19th, 2004, 03:26 PM
Is she playing doubles?

joaco
Jun 19th, 2004, 03:48 PM
They are. Here is the schedule:

Monday - Bottom Half First Round
Tuesday - Top Half First Round
Wednesday - Bottom Half Second Round
Thursday - Top Half Second Round
Friday - Bottom Half Third Round
Saturday - Top Half Third Round
Sunday - Round of 16
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Quarterfinals
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Semifinals
Friday - Off
Saturday - Final
In Wimbledon players don't play on Sunday... unless that has changed:o

LindsayRocks89
Jun 19th, 2004, 04:04 PM
In Wimbledon players don't play on Sunday... unless that has changed:o

yeah i dont think anyone plays sunday

Andrew.
Jun 19th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Ack sorry. I have to check again.

gossipcom
Jun 20th, 2004, 03:52 AM
Nope she's not playing doubles this year.

When asked about her knee she's quoted as saying "Merely ok, could be better" *sigh*

LindsayRulez
Jun 20th, 2004, 04:57 AM
Nope she's not playing doubles this year.

When asked about her knee she's quoted as saying "Merely ok, could be better" *sigh*
Did you read this in an article or something? Thanks in advance

gossipcom
Jun 20th, 2004, 12:10 PM
The Sun-Sentinel posted an article on their site about players' injuries, etc.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-brickercol20jun20,0,356528.column?coll=sfla-sports-headlines

Lindsay Davenport's knee, which tweaked in her loss to Elena Dementieva at the French, is merely OK. It could be better, says Davenport. But grass is a major surface for her, and she's not going to give up a chance to win another Slam. ...

Andrew.
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:27 PM
Well she wasn't really quoted, so they could have made it more or less dramatic than what she said. It still doesn't sound great though. Lindsay needs to beat Venus or anger will ensue. ANGER.

foreva lindsay
Jun 20th, 2004, 01:47 PM
They are. Here is the schedule:

Monday - Bottom Half First Round
Tuesday - Top Half First Round
Wednesday - Bottom Half Second Round
Thursday - Top Half Second Round
Friday - Bottom Half Third Round
Saturday - Top Half Third Round
Sunday - Round of 16
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Quarterfinals
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Semifinals
Friday - Off
Saturday - Final

otherway around
sunday - off
monday - round of 16
and then one half plays too days running so they have friday off before the final

Andrew.
Jun 20th, 2004, 06:24 PM
otherway around
sunday - off
monday - round of 16
and then one half plays too days running so they have friday off before the final
Thanks. Lindsay will have a day off between her Round of 16 match and her quarterfinal, so she better use that time to prepare to kick Venus' ass.

LindsayRulez
Jun 20th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Finally a pic of Lindsay practicing at Wimbledon!

http://cache.****************/comp/50978939.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=D5C980AC33A35615BD675F0245185F5EA9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

Andrew.
Jun 20th, 2004, 10:05 PM
That's positive. She doesn't look mopey and bitchy like she started to look at RG. Now Lindsay there are no excuses. You must beat Venus and claim your spot on the throne. Why? Because you are excellent. K?

BTW looks great in the pic. ;)

LindsayRocks89
Jun 20th, 2004, 11:34 PM
well things are starting to sound better, time to win another slam Lindsay, you can do it!!!! :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 21st, 2004, 08:01 PM
Lindsay won her first round match 6-2 6-1. She came out playing dreadful tennis, but started playing very well, and in the end played great tennis. Nice job.

Andrew.
Jun 21st, 2004, 11:14 PM
L Davenport Interview
Monday, June 21, 2004

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lindsay.

Q. Can you tell me how you feel coming out here?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I was really excited to get out on the court today. It was tough waiting around, but was really relieved when I saw my match was going to be able to get played.

I thought I opened up the tournament really well. I played aggressive, felt like I was hitting the ball well, serving well. I mean, I'm really happy with the way things went.

Q. You're right where you want to be?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Exactly. I feel like the last few days -‑ I got here Wednesday -‑ really helped me get prepared and turned my game into a positive in the last few days.

Q. Can you tell me, where do you stay when you come here? Do you rent a house, stay in a hotel?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have a rented flat here in the village. I love staying out here. I've stayed out here the last probably six years. Actually probably stayed nine out of the 11 I played. I only stayed in the city once or twice. I rather enjoy it out here.

Q. Like a homey feeling? Do you cook when you're here?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. I bring take‑in quite a bit. My mom is here with me for the first time this year. She'll cook a little bit. It's a nice little town, very convenient to getting to the courts here.

Q. I'm doing a story on accommodations. Do you do that at other tournaments or is this easy and natural?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Maybe a handful of other ones. At the other Slams, I always stay at a hotel. This one, I think the convenience factor is very huge and a big part of staying nearby. If you can get a nice place, you got to search a little bit, but the restaurants are great, and it's just super easy to be able to walk home. If there's rain delays, go home if you're later in the day, everything that's included with it.

Q. Do you go on the Internet a lot? Can you tell me your top five sites that you like to visit?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I do. I stopped traveling with a laptop a couple years ago. I have brought one here, though.

My five top sites would probably be AOL to get mail. E Online, I like to read some gossip stuff. Embarrassingly enough NeimanMarcus.com. Probably ESPN.com. For a fifth one, I don't know. Those are probably the four.

Q. Any news?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: On AOL they have quite a bit of news. I usually search like top news stories from there. Four is pretty good. And the WTA Tour, of course (laughter).
-----------------------------------
She sounds so positive. Go Lindsay! :D

joaco
Jun 21st, 2004, 11:47 PM
did she not say anything about her knee? She sounds so positive... hope is does not bother her. and she can keep up the good play!

Joaco

joaco
Jun 21st, 2004, 11:51 PM
here are the match stats...

Match Summary
Davenport (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/bios/ws/wtad106.html) (USA)Randriantefy (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/bios/ws/wtar234.html) (MAD)
1st Serve %22 of 38 = 58 %27 of 44 = 61 %
Aces 2 0
Double Faults1 3
Unforced Errors12 10
Winning % on 1st Serve19 of 22 = 86 %13 of 27 = 48 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve12 of 16 = 75 %5 of 17 = 29 %
Winners (Including Service)26 6
Receiving Points Won26 of 44 = 59 %7 of 38 = 18 %
Break Point Conversions5 of 5 = 100 % 0 of 2 = 0 %
Net Approaches 15 of 21 = 71 %1 of 2 = 50 %
Total Points Won57 25
Fastest Serve112 MPH 102 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 102 MPH 96 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 89 MPH 85 MPH

Lindsay served at 112 MPH:eek: Was that a record for her? Anyway, I couldn't watch the interview cause I HAVE TO PAY?! Is that correct? I dunno how to watch Lindsay's interview and i can't believe I have to pay about 1 pound to watch her interview:rolleyes:

GO GO GO LINDSAY!!
Joaco:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:03 AM
She's served up to at least 114 MPH before, so it's not a record, but it is still very impressive. She is very positive, I hope she keeps up her current form.

Andrew.
Jun 22nd, 2004, 03:52 AM
Ugh ESPN just totally dissing Lindsay, barely mentioning her at all, while her Hypeness is mentioned all the time as a "favorite". Sigh. I hope Lindsay goes and makes them all eat shit. But she'll probably end up imploding or something so I shouldn't get excited. Argh.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 22nd, 2004, 04:34 AM
yeah she isn't really be mentioned at all, lets just hope she continues playing well, those stats are awesome, yeah i was suprised to see her serve at 112mph, she hadnt been over 109 in a while :D

Frederic
Jun 22nd, 2004, 02:51 PM
Excellent job Lindsay, continue to play as good as you do!!!!!!!! Go Lindsay!!!!!!!!!

Nikki
Jun 22nd, 2004, 03:28 PM
Good win Lindsay:)

Andrew.
Jun 22nd, 2004, 04:16 PM
Here is an outlook of Lindsay's second round match:

Lindsay will play world number 47 Kristina Brandi. Brandi has a decent grass court record, winning about 55% of the matches on the surface. The last top player she defeated was Conchita Martinez back at Aukland 2002. Lindsay has never played her before, but she plays the flat hitting game Linday loves to play against. Lindsay should win this one routinely.

Frederic
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:30 PM
Thank you for the information Andrew, and GO LINDSAY!!!!!!!!!

Andrew.
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:53 PM
Lindsay is fourth on Court 18 tomorrow. I have a feeling she won't play, because it looks like rain again. :(

Lindsayfan
Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:10 PM
Lindsay is fourth on Court 18 tomorrow. I have a feeling she won't play, because it looks like rain again. :(
I hope she doesnt cos she deserves better than Court 18 :angel:

Andrew.
Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:52 PM
I hope she doesnt cos she deserves better than Court 18 :angel:
Coyrt 18 is actually not a bad court, it's just one of the last courts on the grounds. Center court is the best, then 1 and 2, then 3 and 18. It's got TV hookups and everything.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 23rd, 2004, 03:24 AM
court 18 isn't that bad of a court

Nikki
Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:07 AM
Good Luck Lindsay, hope the rain holds off.

Andrew.
Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:02 PM
I doubt Lindsay will play today. If they are lucky they'll get the first match done on each court.

Andrew.
Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:46 PM
Wimbledon has postponed all second round matches until tomorrow. But I really wouldn't be shocked if she didn't play tomorrow either. It's supposed to "shower" tomorrow, but Friday is supposed to be sunny. Back to rain on Saturday. They might want to consider playing on Sunday because it looks like Sunday will be warm and sunny.

Andrew.
Jun 23rd, 2004, 09:47 PM
Lindsay has entered the mixed doubles event with Bob Bryan. Very strange move, especially since she has a freaky knee and she is not playing regular doubles. They are the #7 seed.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 24th, 2004, 01:57 AM
thanks for the updates andrew, hmm that is an interesting thing for Lindsay to do by playing mixed doubles with bob, but good luck to both of them :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:02 AM
Lindsay is again fourth on Court 18 tomorrow, but the first match there is already in progress, and in the fourth set. I'm actually expecting to see her play tomorrow.

threelions
Jun 24th, 2004, 07:39 AM
Playing the mixed doubles at least proves Lindsay's enthusiasm is still strong and probably that the knee injury isn't that bad after all. If she can overcome her mental demons and fight to the end of every match ( even the one's she does not think she will win ) then she can go all the way.

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Looks like she'll play today. :)

Frederic
Jun 24th, 2004, 12:29 PM
No!!!!!! Today seems to be just cloudy, but no rain, I'm pretty sur she will play!!!!

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Lindsay won today's match 6-0 1-0 ret. Brandi retired after twisting her ankle near end of first set. Still, Lindsay played very well.

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Lindsay's draw has really opened up with Venus Williams' 7-6 (6) 7-6 (6) loss to Karolina Sprem.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 24th, 2004, 08:41 PM
don't wanna get ahead of myself, but Lindsay's chances have just greatly improved with the tournament's loss of venus williams

Frederic
Jun 24th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!Lindsay can go at least in semi now!!! I saw the match with Venus, Karolina played very well, so Lindsay has to be careful... And I hope that dsf's coverage (german channel) will be good, because I want to see Lindsay as she plays very vell!!!!! Go Lindsay, we trust you!!!!!!

Nikki
Jun 24th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Good win Linds, just take it one match at a time:)

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Lindsay Speaks to Fans Online After Match

Wimbledon Moderator: (3:08 PM ET ) OK, Lindsay Davenport is here!

Bob Renney: What do you know about Sprem? Did you expect her to give Venus such a tough match?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:09 PM ET ) I've never played her. I knew her name but didn't even know what she looked like, until today!

Brian in the Office: Lindsay, you certainly have the game to be a force on grass and it showed today. More importantly, how is the knee feeling?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:11 PM ET ) My knee is feeling just fine. After the French it was swollen. I had an MRI recently and found I had some degeneration of the cartilidge that had already been injured so I've just had to take it easy on my training but I feel much better.

Jason Meyer: Lindsay, congratulations. Are you suprised at how many early upsets their have been this year?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:13 PM ET ) Very much suprised. Venus losing is a huge upset. She played so well at the French and I thought she would go far here. We have so many girls who even though they may not be high in the rankings, have so much confidence and believe they can win any match they play.

BooBoo: Lindsay, how do you feel about Martina's performance on Day 1?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:15 PM ET ) I'm glad I wouldn't have to face her for a couple more rounds! What she is doing is amazing. I can't even imagine playing at 37 let along 47! She is probably the best grass court women's player we have ever seen.

Tennis 'Brotha: Lindsay -- you have succeed through the end of the Navratilove - Evert years, through Graf, Seles, Hingis -- and now the Belgiums and the Williams . . . what has been your toughest challenge through all these ebbs and flows . . . cause you are a survivor!!!!!

Lindsay Davenport: (3:16 PM ET ) I think the toughest challenge has been adapting to so many changes in women's tennis. He has changed so much since when I started. I'm very proud that I have been able to stay near the top throughout my career.

David J: Do you get to hang out much during the tournament? What do you like to do in London?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:17 PM ET ) I've been living a quite life in Wimbledon Village. I haven't been in the city all week. I'm here with my mom and we are laying low.

sanchito: How do you feel about the critical scoring error in Venus's match?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:19 PM ET ) Yeah, I just heard about that .. I have not been the victim of an error like that before. I think I would be pretty on top of it .. I think ..

Andrea: who would you least like to face in the final?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:20 PM ET ) Ha! Wow, I guess I'm going to make it huh? I would just be happy to be there! Put anyone out there! Except Pete Sampras!

Emelie : Lindsay, you are my favorite player. How much longer will you be on the tour?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:22 PM ET ) It changes all the time. Last year I didn't think I would be back this year. My knee makes it hard to know. I'm not sure I can stay for a couple more years so I treat each year like it could be my last.

I have to run to another interview .. thanks so much for your questions!

Wimbledon Moderator: (3:25 PM ET ) Thanks to Lindsay Davenport for stopping by ..

Elske
Jun 24th, 2004, 10:53 PM
Andrea: who would you least like to face in the final?

Lindsay Davenport: (3:20 PM ET ) Ha! Wow, I guess I'm going to make it huh? I would just be happy to be there! Put anyone out there! Except Pete Sampras!
:lol:

Thx Andrew :worship:

Lindsay plays 4th match on court 1 tomorrow, Good luck lindsay :D :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 11:04 PM
Lindsay's stats were amazing for this match:

Match Summary
Davenport (USA) Brandi (PUR)

1st Serve % 12 of 18 = 67 % 8 of 21 = 38 %
Aces 5 0
Double Faults 0 2
Unforced Errors 7 6
Winning % on 1st Serve 10 of 12 = 83 % 2 of 8 = 25 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 3 of 6 = 50 % 3 of 13 = 23 %
Winners (Including Service) 17 1
Receiving Points Won 16 of 21 = 76 % 5 of 18 = 28 %
Break Point Conversions 4 of 6 = 67 % 0 of 1 = 0 %
Net Approaches 2 of 2 = 100 % 0 of 1 = 0 %
Total Points Won 29 10
Fastest Serve 108 MPH 95 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 103 MPH 89 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 89 MPH 82 MPH

Keep up the great play Lindsay.

Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2004, 11:04 PM
BTW 5 aces. :eek: I don't remember the last time I saw Lindsay hit that many.

LindsayRulez
Jun 25th, 2004, 01:17 AM
BTW 5 aces. :eek: I don't remember the last time I saw Lindsay hit that many.
Yeah that is a great stat. I recently watched Lindsay's match against Hantuchova from the Hopman Cup this year, and Lindsay had 14 aces in a 6-3 6-1 win! :eek:

joaco
Jun 25th, 2004, 02:09 AM
NICE!!!!!!!!!! Thanx for the interview. GO GO GO LINDSAY!!!!

Joaco

Nikki
Jun 25th, 2004, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the interview.

Go Lindsay:bounce:

Elske
Jun 25th, 2004, 03:39 PM
BTW 5 aces. :eek: I don't remember the last time I saw Lindsay hit that many.yeah but brandi was injured after a couple of games, i don't think her movement was 100%.. ;)

foreva lindsay
Jun 25th, 2004, 06:17 PM
ah no... now shes one of the favs here and she was one of the favs at FO and look what happened

please win lindsay!!!!

Andrew.
Jun 25th, 2004, 06:25 PM
With Nastya out, Lindsay is the highest ranked player left in the bottom half of the draw. Please keep your head on and don't play like a :retard:

Andrew.
Jun 25th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Lindsay defeated Panova 6-2 6-1. What was good about this match was that there were many times when she came back from game points down to break. Lindsay also saved double break point against her, and has not yet been broken in the tournament. :eek:

threelions
Jun 25th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Watched most of the match on the BBC, Lindsay won in an absolute canter. She lacked a bit of mobility chasing some shots but presumably played well within herself. She can win this tournament but as the commentator said she will now start to meet players who hit the ball as hard as she does. Dig deep Lindsay, dig deep, you can do it.

foreva lindsay
Jun 25th, 2004, 08:26 PM
:yeah: lindsay!!! well done, keep it up

Nikki
Jun 25th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Well done Lindsay:)

LindsayRocks89
Jun 25th, 2004, 09:32 PM
keep on going Lindsay!!! :bounce:

Andrew.
Jun 25th, 2004, 09:52 PM
Okay, here is my full analysis of the match:

Lindsay came out and broke Panova's serve, then held nicely. She had a break point in Panova's next service game, but didn't convert. Lindsay's serving was great the entire match. She only faced break points late in the second set. She saved one with an ace and another with a winner. She only lost one point on her first serve the entire match. But she needs to get that first serve % up. I think that at the beginning of the match she wasn't moving very well, but as it went on she began moving well and starting hitting winners from behind the doubles alley. She also wasn't great on converting break points at the beginning, but get better with that as the match went on. I must say she is hitting extremely hard. I haven't seen her hit this hard in quite some time. She was fighting for alot of games too. She would find herself receiving Panova's serve at 40-15, and fight for it to get to deuce and break. Espeecially in the last game, where she saved three game points on Panova's serve. This IMO is a good win for Lindsay. Panova is former top 20, and though she's not at that level now, she was playing the best tennis she has played in quite some time.

gossipcom
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:07 AM
Love that online chat especially the Pete Sampras response - absolutely love Lindsay's sense of humour :)

If she can get past Zvonareva she has got a real chance in this year of upsets <g>

joaco
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Thank you Andrew for the analysis:worship:

NYway, how did you find Lindsay's movility? Was she too slow, or same as the beggining of the year? Did she at any moment gave any signs of her knee bothering her?

thanx,

Joaco:D

Andrew.
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:38 AM
Thank you Andrew for the analysis:worship:

NYway, how did you find Lindsay's movility? Was she too slow, or same as the beggining of the year? Did she at any moment gave any signs of her knee bothering her?

thanx,

Joaco:D
These retirement rumors are bothering me because her movement only seemed a bit off at the beginning, because by the end she was chasing alot of balls down and hitting winners after being dragged out wide. The knee looked fine to me.

LindsayRulez
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:48 AM
These retirement rumors are bothering me because her movement only seemed a bit off at the beginning, because by the end she was chasing alot of balls down and hitting winners after being dragged out wide. The knee looked fine to me.
I agree. She's hit some amazing running forehand winners this tournament. Maybe she knows that she has to do something big when she gets pulled out wide, so she's going for it.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 26th, 2004, 01:34 AM
from watching her match aganist panova, i think she is hitting the ball very well, she could get a few more first serves in. From what i've seen her knee doesn't seem to be bothering her, but it must be or she wouldnt be talking about retirement

Andrew.
Jun 26th, 2004, 03:19 AM
Ack this retirement shit is seeming more bogus now. She wouldn't be playing so well, and certainly not playing mixed doubles, if it was bothering her so much. Forza Lindsay.

joaco
Jun 26th, 2004, 07:11 AM
I believe the reason why Lindsay is not getting so many first serves in is because she is hitting them SO HARD. If you see, her avg. first serve speed against Panova was 103 :eek: and she's been serving over 110 mph. I believe Lindsay has been trying to serve a little harder lately. I think it is good, cause in the long run, she'll start getting more 1st serves in at that speed and then her serve will be even more devastating!!!

Joaco

threelions
Jun 26th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Lindsay is now the 4th favourite behind Williams, Mauresmo and Sharapova. Her opponent in the next round Zvonareva is being tipped as a live outsider and that match will obviously be tough ( winning Grand Slams should be tough anyway ). The betting suggests 60% chance Lindsay 40% chance Zvonareva. I have never seen Zvonareva play is 40% chance realistic? Sharapova looks a major threat for the title, she is very aggressive and is playing with a lot of intent. Hopefully someone else can knock her out before Lindsay has to play her! I don't see any other problems for Lindsay, I'm pretty certain she can beat Serena if Serena makes it to the final.

Andrew.
Jun 26th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Lindsay is now the 4th favourite behind Williams, Mauresmo and Sharapova. Her opponent in the next round Zvonareva is being tipped as a live outsider and that match will obviously be tough ( winning Grand Slams should be tough anyway ). The betting suggests 60% chance Lindsay 40% chance Zvonareva. I have never seen Zvonareva play is 40% chance realistic? Sharapova looks a major threat for the title, she is very aggressive and is playing with a lot of intent. Hopefully someone else can knock her out before Lindsay has to play her! I don't see any other problems for Lindsay, I'm pretty certain she can beat Serena if Serena makes it to the final.
Vera is a very good player, but against top players she does not have a good record. She also has a hair trigger temper. I was at the match in New Haven last year where Vera was leading Smashnova-Pistolesi 6-0 5-1 30-0, and she had an absolute meltdown. Lindsay leads their Head-to-Head 3-0, and has only lost one set to her. Another thing is that Vera absolutely loathes grass. I think Lindsay should win in straight sets, but it will probably be difficult.

Jan
Jun 26th, 2004, 10:02 PM
I think Lindsay is playing well, and within herself. Granted the oppositon so far have not really troubled her. Playing Vera will be tougher but she should come through it. If she has to play Sprem she will need to be watched after putting Venus out but my biggest fear for Lindsay at the moment is Sharapova. She is very intense and playing brilliantly so I do see some problems here for Lindsay. I do so hope she makes the final, it it a good chance for her this year. If she does get there then whoever she plays, even Serena, she has a good chance of the title. I won't even think about the knee!!

GO GO GO LINDSAY
Good Luck on Monday :)

Frederic
Jun 27th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Well, I think that we shouldn't hope for a final because she'll meet Sharapova in semi, and I think it will be extremley hard. But I think that she will beat without any problems Vera Zvonareva. We just have to take the matchs when they come, and not hope that Lindsay will be in final, because it's true, she has got a great chance, but she can loose before the final, so enjoy to see her playing well right now!!!!!

threelions
Jun 27th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Yep. One match at a time is spot on but it's fairly obvious that Lindsay has got more than an outside chance now so we can speculate. The matches from now on will be a lot tougher, playing against players who believe they can also win the title. For me, if Lindsay is to win she will have to serve well under pressure and play very very aggressive tennis. If she allows her opponent time to move the ball around then it will be difficult. It would be easier if the better players were knocked out by others but Lindsay is mor than capable of beating anyone by herself. She can win it.

Andrew.
Jun 27th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Sharapova does not have that "huge win". She hits hard and moves well. But if it turns into a battle of baseliners, Lindsay will hit harder and win.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 27th, 2004, 04:48 PM
i don't think maria would be ready to beat Lindsay, but it would be tough, maria won't be able to move Lindsay around enough, and Lindsay will out hit her

does anyone know how she is doing in mixed doubles? :wavey:

Andrew.
Jun 27th, 2004, 04:58 PM
i don't think maria would be ready to beat Lindsay, but it would be tough, maria won't be able to move Lindsay around enough, and Lindsay will out hit her

does anyone know how she is doing in mixed doubles? :wavey:
Lindsay probably won't play her first mixed doubles match until Monday or Tuesday.

threelions
Jun 27th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Just had another look at the betting, this gives a more balanced view of players chances as people are betting real money and not just going with their hearts. Lindsay
has got the worst draw of anyone left. If she is to win now she will have to beat the 7th, 6th, 2nd and 1st favourites in the 4 remaining matches provided nobody else knocks them out of course. Zvonereva, Sprem, Sharapova and S.Williams. Tough but not impossible. She can do it.

Andrew.
Jun 27th, 2004, 06:15 PM
Just had another look at the betting, this gives a more balanced view of players chances as people are betting real money and not just going with their hearts. Lindsay
has got the worst draw of anyone left. If she is to win now she will have to beat the 7th, 6th, 2nd and 1st favourites in the 4 remaining matches provided nobody else knocks them out of course. Zvonereva, Sprem, Sharapova and S.Williams. Tough but not impossible. She can do it.
People also bet with their eyes. They look at Sharapova and picture Tahisian beauty sitting on beach in bikini, so they'll bet on her. She's had one win over a top ten player. Just because she kicked the shit out of players ranked lower than her doesn't mean she's going to do it against those higher than her.

Andrew.
Jun 27th, 2004, 11:01 PM
Lindsay is first on Center Court tomorrow. She's not playing mixed doubles until Tuesday.

Andrew.
Jun 27th, 2004, 11:03 PM
I'm sure that ESPN will show Hype vs. Amy, instread of Lindsay vs. Miss Piggy. Sad.

tterb
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:08 AM
I'm sure that ESPN will show Hype vs. Amy, instread of Lindsay vs. Miss Piggy. Sad.

I hope you're wrong, but with ESPN... you just never know :(

I do want to see both matches, but Lindsay v. Vera definitely trumps Maria v. Amy. I'm hoping Amy gets a convincing win, however unlikely that may be (since her serve is sometimes :tape: ). Not because I feel Linds needs Maria to be knocked out to reach the final, but because I'm tired of hearing about Sharapova... The girl is good, we got it. But she's not the best mover, has no net game, and zero variety... plus as Andrew said, where's the big wins? I don't doubt they'll come eventually, but IMHO Maria is not the tennis goddess the media wish her to be at this point. (Lindsay, on the other hand... ;) just kidding, of course )

tterb
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:12 AM
Also, I hope Lindsay takes the initiative to come into net in her next matches. She's got the best groundstrokes (as far as consistency, depth, and accuracy go) of the players on her side, and she needs to follow them in to negate the superior movement of some of her opponents. :D

LindsayRocks89
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:43 AM
i think espn will show Lindsay's match taped in the afternoon

Nikki
Jun 28th, 2004, 10:55 AM
Go Lindsay:)

Frederic
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:26 AM
Go Lindsay!!!!!!!!! I'm sur you'll win this match!!!!!!!!!!!

Elske
Jun 28th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Lindsay def. Vera 6-4, 6-4 :worship: :yeah: :bounce: Congrats Lindsay :D

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:20 PM
I hope they show the match tonight on ESPN. I've been working. :( Anger.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:23 PM
they will show it at 1pm est on espn, atleast thats what they're suposed to show

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:31 PM
These are some nice stats:

Davenport (USA) Zvonareva (RUS)

1st Serve % 45 of 67 = 67 % 41 of 63 = 65 %
Aces 6 4
Double Faults 2 4
Unforced Errors 17 10
Winning % on 1st Serve 31 of 45 = 69 % 27 of 41 = 66 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 9 of 22 = 41 % 7 of 22 = 32 %
Winners (Including Service) 26 20
Receiving Points Won 29 of 63 = 46 % 27 of 67 = 40 %
Break Point Conversions 4 of 9 = 44 % 2 of 3 = 67 %
Net Approaches 7 of 11 = 64 % 4 of 4 = 100 %
Total Points Won 69 61
Fastest Serve 111 MPH 110 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 103 MPH 103 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 85 MPH 89 MPH

Miss Piggy was playing a very clean match, but Lindsay played an even better one. 6 aces. :eek:

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Lindsay looks GREAT. :eek:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos_rx/Davenport-Day-7_4727_rx.jpg

threelions
Jun 28th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Damn good win for Lindsay, not entirely convincing apparently, but she is still ring rusty
and will get better. Watched a bit of the Sharapova match and as long as Lindsay can serve well I am not worried. Miss Sprem next, another I have never seen, Andrew and others your assessment please.

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 07:25 PM
Damn good win for Lindsay, not entirely convincing apparently, but she is still ring rusty
and will get better. Watched a bit of the Sharapova match and as long as Lindsay can serve well I am not worried. Miss Sprem next, another I have never seen, Andrew and others your assessment please.
K. I agree with you about Sharapova. She hits very hard, but her movement isn't as good at Zvonareva's, her net skills aren't anything special, and the bottom line is that if she trys to get into a baseline competition with Lindsay, Lindsay will win it. She's also not mentally there against the big players, and would probably be very nervous for her first grand slam semifinal match. Sprem is very, very streaky. If you look at her results this year, she has lost to players like Dally Randriantefy, but defeated players like Venus. That's just how she is. Her game is similar to Mirjana Lucic when she made the Wimbledon semis. She hits so damn hard, she was even outhitting Venus. But, she is very eratic. That match against Venus is probably the best you'll ever see her play, and she only plays that was once in a blue moon. She is also injured, and is getting very little rest. Maleeve seems to be a total headcase in big grand slam matches, so I wouldn't read too much into her win today over Maleeva. I'm sure Sprem is also exhausted. Her first match was a tough three setter against Granville, her second round against Venus was both physically and mentally draining, her third round match again Shaughnessy also went to two tiebreaks, and her Round of 16 was no cake walk either. Also, the fact is that she's meeting a player like Lindsay who is in a different league right now than any of the other players she has defeated at this tournament. If she plays like she did against Venus, the match would go to three sets probably. But if she does not play that way, and I don't think she will, we could actually see a 1999 Stevenson-like beating.

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Also, the fact that they are playing tomorrow greatly benefits Lindsay. Karolina is injured, tired, and probably will be in no mood to play.

Frederic
Jun 28th, 2004, 07:39 PM
Thank you Andrew for your explanations, and I think you're right, but don't forget that Lindsay is able to loose against bad players too. For example the final in Strasbourg, that Lindsay would have won, and she lost against Shaul, so nobody knows... In my opinion, Lindsay will win this match without any problems, but she has to stay very concentrated, because Sprem hits the ball well, and she is able to make Lindsay move, so Lindsay has to take the ball a little bit earlier and be more agressive. Like that, she won't have problems to fire Sprem!!!!!

Nikki
Jun 28th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Great win Lindsay, stay focused:)

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 08:37 PM
Thank you Andrew for your explanations, and I think you're right, but don't forget that Lindsay is able to loose against bad players too. For example the final in Strasbourg, that Lindsay would have won, and she lost against Shaul, so nobody knows... In my opinion, Lindsay will win this match without any problems, but she has to stay very concentrated, because Sprem hits the ball well, and she is able to make Lindsay move, so Lindsay has to take the ball a little bit earlier and be more agressive. Like that, she won't have problems to fire Sprem!!!!!
That's clay. Totally different....

Frederic
Jun 28th, 2004, 09:04 PM
Oh! Sorry Andrew!!!I thought it could be an explanation, know, I realize it isn't...

Nikki
Jun 28th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Lindsay's 4th round interview:

Q. Can you ever remember a draw opening like this for you at a major tournament?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Sometimes they have in the past, so I don't want to, you know, necessarily compare it to others. But I've had good draws and I've had tough draws over my career. I mean, if you play a long time, you're going to have both happen for you.

So, you know, still have to go out there and win, still have to go out there and play well. That's kind of just all that I'm trying to worry about right now.

Q. Next up, Karolina Sprem. Let's go back to 1999, for just a second, wherein the semifinals you ran into another surprise, very young player. Were you anxious before that match, not really knowing very much about who you were going to play?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I remember going back to '99 ‑‑ you mean the semifinals?

Q. Yes.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: ‑‑ when I was facing Stevenson. I remember thinking, "Oh, my God, you better not blow it. This is the best opportunity you're ever going to get in a Grand Slam semifinal."

I think, you know, Sprem is a different story. I mean, it's quarterfinals. I think she's probably ranked in the top 40 or 50 at the time. I remember that in 1999, it was a qualifier. But, no, I mean, it's a good opportunity to do well. I don't think it's as maybe lopsided as it was in '99.

I mean, she's beaten some very good players here.

Q. Knowing how hot Stevenson was at that time, how much momentum she was building in so many ways, did it make you anxious at all?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Like I said, I remember going before the match thinking, "I better not blow it." I was anxious in those regards.

But, no, I mean, if someone comes out and plays great and serves well on grass, I mean, there's not a lot you can do except keep trying to hold your own serve. And I thought that might be the case back then. And it wasn't.

Q. You came out, you were totally composed, you clocked her.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, hopefully it goes that way tomorrow. I mean, Sprem's a lot more consistent from the baseline. She hits some big shots. Probably moves a little bit better. So I think it's going to be a little bit more, you know, tougher baseline match.

Q. Did you see any of her match against Venus?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, all I really saw ‑‑ I was playing at the same time coming off the court and watched probably from 5‑6 in the second set, 6‑5, excuse me, in the second set, then the tiebreak.

Q. Have you ever lost track of the score?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No (smiling).

Q. Do you believe a top player can lose track of the score?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it's not so much the score. I think how you could possibly fathom playing a tiebreak without returning from the other side, I think that that would automatically click in. I mean, whether or not you know the score, if it's 1‑3 or 2‑All, I can maybe see that happening. It wouldn't happen, but I wouldn't return a point from the ad side, then go serve to the ad side. I would stop and ask. I would know that wasn't right.

Q. What did you think Sprem should have done in that situation?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I really think it's Venus' call. I mean, she was the one who was going to serve, you know, the next one, when the guy called the score. I think that if you're about to serve, you've got to ‑‑ I don't know. I don't want to put the blame on anybody. I know what would have happened.

But you just have to take responsibility for yourself.

Q. What about the linesman? Nobody got up and went up to the umpire and said, "Hello."

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think that everyone was just a little stunned, and it just happened so fast. I don't know. It was bizarre.

Q. With Golovin and Sharapova and Sprem, when they're playing or approaching the great champions, they don't seem to have much fear. Were you the same way when you were 16, 17, 18, 19, when you played the greats?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I remember being a little bit ‑‑ I was probably a little bit nervous. I always came out and played well, and that always helped. But, you know, I was never one that played tennis to be on Centre Court and have people look at me and all that stuff. I mean, I played tennis, and I just happened to do well.

But I remember the first time I played Steffi, I was a little nervous.

Q. Is the excitement very great also?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, yeah. I mean, I was excited to go out there. But at the same time I thought, "Oh, I don't want to be embarrassed and get killed." But I remember being just, "I can't believe I made it this far and get to play Steffi Graf." At the time she was No. 1 when I first started, so she was kind of like the ultimate player to play, I think.

Q. Did you notice after you broke Vera back to 3‑2 that she was sobbing during the changeover, crying really hard?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I didn't know that.

Q. She seems to be a pretty emotional player, crying, throwing her racquet.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I didn't know that at all. I tend to not focus on my opponent at all. But that's surprising, given that the score line was just back on serve.

Q. Do you think her emotions ‑‑ you see her throw a racquet once in a while, she was obviously crying, she's got a good amount of game, but yet to break through to another level, do you think it's more in her head or do you think she still has some technical deficiencies?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think she's a good player. I think she hits the ball well. Probably the only thing that is holding her back maybe is mentally. You know, she does have a temper. I didn't know she was so emotional. I didn't realize she was doing that today.

But I think she's still young. I mean, I think she's fast, she hits the ball well, and if she keeps improving, I think she'll do well. But it seems like she probably has to get over some hump. You can't be probably crying. Who knows what's going on with her, but it seems like a bizarre time to be upset, that upset.

Q. Sharapova is also on your side of the draw. She was playing at the same time you were. What are your thoughts about her? What have you seen?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think Maria's a great player. I thought she had a lot of potential the first time I saw her play early last year. It's just about ‑‑ you know, even though she might last year have been making some errors at the wrong time, she always goes for the ball. Technically I think she's very sound. She's got a good, hard serve that will continue to develop as she gets older. There's no glaring weakness, maybe like, you know, Dementieva. You know that her serve, she needs so much help.

I mean, you watch Sharapova played, you don't really see anything that looks so off ‑ especially for someone young. If she keeps getting better, I think she's got a very big game to do well.

Q. How many next Kournikovas have you been through in your career?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, that would be pretty annoying. I don't think anyone really necessarily wants to be compared, to be the next her. I think that they strive to do better than that. I think Maria's career will be more successful.

Q. Do you think it's easier to be a teenager on the tour now than it was a few years ago ‑ especially all the Russians are in it together, all speaking the same language?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it depends. I didn't find it hard when I was first coming up. I had a few Americans that I came up with, so it was easier, that did well. I think it's probably a great time for a Russian to come up. I mean, the Russians get along great. Just being in locker room No. 1, there's a lot of them. They're always very friendly with each other. I haven't noticed any animosity between any of them, which is really nice to see, because they're all so close in the rankings and obviously competitive on court for stuff.

It probably makes life easier for them. They have friends to hang out with, share the experiences with, to see someone else doing well who they know is very helpful. I think that the media focuses a lot on the teenage players now and how just times have changed with how they dress on the court and stuff. They get a lot of attention for a lot of different reasons.

When I was coming up, Jennifer obviously got a lot of attention, but not for the clothes she was wearing or how she acted, it was more her tennis. I think a lot of times the stories go away from tennis now more than they used to.

Q. Your first three rounds have been very kind to your knee, maybe even today not too bad. Has your knee been talking to you at all?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's been pretty quiet so far. Today was probably ‑‑ well, definitely the most physical match I've had and the most I've had to run so far. And it felt really good. It's been responding well. I really feel like I've been taking care of it well. Hopefully it responds well when I wake up tomorrow morning.

Q. You're doing everything you want to do on the court physically?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, I've taken it a little bit easier off the court. But, you know, the first week, it went really well to have really easy matches, but I still felt I played well in. Didn't feel like I needed to practice more. And, you know, today I thought I played very well against a good player, got done in two sets. So hopefully, like I said, wake up tomorrow, feels good. I think it will.

Q. When you see Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, if you could take one and then the other, what impresses you most about each as an individual, especially here on the grass at Wimbledon?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I don't know either one of them particularly well. But, I mean, as a tennis fan, I mean, you have to think Roger Federer is the most amazing thing to watch. I mean, the way he plays, the way he moves, the way he acts. I mean, if you were to mould a perfect tennis player, that would be him. I think he's incredible. Love to sit down and watch him play anybody. So I'm a huge fan of his and just his game overall.

I think Andy is great. He's a little bit on the ‑‑ he's not a rebel, but he has a little bit different personality than Roger, a little bit more amped up a lot of times, and the big serve. But, I mean, technically I would sit down and watch Federer all day long.

Q. Do you see those two meeting, 1 and 2, holds form?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I have no idea what's going on with that. I've been not paying so much attention. But I would think if they both played well, I think that Federer's just got so much game, it's so good.

Q. Notwithstanding the fact that it's where you live in general, what's it going to take to get the WTA championships out of Los Angeles, where it's just bombed, over to Shanghai with the men where it belongs?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think that's all a lot of politics. And I don't know the reasons why certain groups won't let it go, certain groups don't get along, CEOs trying to make peace all the time, trying to make things better for the tour. But it's probably time to ‑‑ you know, LA's probably gotten its fair shake, and it hasn't worked out, and it's time to move on to make it a lot more successful event somewhere else in the world.

Q. Do you have any concept of why it's not succeeding in Los Angeles?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it's pretty tough to put an indoor tournament in November in Los Angeles. I think that, you know, living there and being in Southern California, I don't see a whole lot of advertising for it and a whole lot of excitement for it in the area ‑ and that was disappointing.

And, I mean, I don't know how hard they're trying. It doesn't seem like there's, like I said, a lot of buzz around it. I think that Southern California tennis fans get a little spoiled. We have so much tennis there, Indian Wells, all through the summer, that I think they'd rather sit outdoors.

Q. Have you hit with Maria at home during World Team Tennis?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, last summer for the World Team Tennis, but not practicing throughout the year.

Q. How is it to practice with her? Is she very intense?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it was more like a warm‑up. We only get three minutes. I did hit with her, but she was great. But we were on the same team, so it wasn't so ‑‑ there wasn't so much animosity between us.

Q. What did you think of your chances in this tournament coming in, and how have they maybe evolved in the last week?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it was one of those things when I got here early, on the Wednesday before, and started practicing, after a few days my game started feeling a little bit better to me.

But I kind of refrain from giving my chances now. Kind of learned. Some tournaments I thought for sure I'm going to win, and I haven't. Others I thought there's no way and I've come through to win. So I just kind of don't worry about that, except worrying about playing well. So far through four matches, I've played very well here.

Q. As you just proved on the court just then, you can beat players who are 10 years younger than you.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, my God, I saw that. She was born in '84, in the warm‑up. Oh, my God. '84, I did see that.

Q. How long do you want to hang in on a game that's getting younger and younger? Have you given yourself a cutoff point?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I haven't in my mind. But I don't know. I waver quite a bit. But I, you know, think that this is a really good shot for me this year at this tournament, and that's all I'm pretty much worried about right now.

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:49 PM
Lindsay is third on Court 1 tomorrow. This angers me that a former champion is put on Court one while (HYPE) is put on Center Court. Sigh. Kick ass Lindsay.

Andrew.
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:50 PM
BTW I have started many admiration threads for Lindsay in Upcoming Tournaments, which no one is poting in. Please do so.

joaco
Jun 29th, 2004, 12:43 AM
great win Lindsay today! Nice fighting spirit, coming back from Love-3 down in the second set. I really enjoyed her win today, hope she can continue playing really well also tomorrow and that she can stay healthy.

Sprem.... why do you claim Andrew that she is injured? What happened to her? I also though about what you said of her being tired.... she must be, too many matches, too many emotions. Still she's very young and capable of live up to that rythim so Linz should watch out and be real careful about this match.

BEST OF LUCK LINDSAY!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Joaco

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Sprem.... why do you claim Andrew that she is injured? What happened to her? I also though about what you said of her being tired.... she must be, too many matches, too many emotions. Still she's very young and capable of live up to that rythim so Linz should watch out and be real careful about this match.
She injured her leg at the end of her match against Shaughnessy and only got three hours of sleep last night. She said she wasn't even sure if she was going to play Maleeva. She can't beat Lindsay on 2 hours sleep and playing 4 days straight.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:32 AM
BTW I have started many admiration threads for Lindsay in Upcoming Tournaments, which no one is poting in. Please do so.

lets go Lindsay and advance to the semis, and i'll go do that now :D

GoSandrine
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:37 AM
GO LINDSAY!!! :hearts: :banana:

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 03:08 AM
Okay, I don't want to flip anyone out here. But Tracy Austin has written an article saying Lindsay's knee will require surgury. She can probably only last on it through the summer hardcourt events. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that means that this will be the end if she indeed needs surgury. I am extremely depressed now.

GoSandrine
Jun 29th, 2004, 03:12 AM
omg NO!!! :hysteric:

First Iva retiring and now this! :sad: :sobbing: I can't take any more bad news this evening.

Is it really wise to play hardcourts if her knee is in such condition? :confused: :scared:

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 03:15 AM
omg NO!!! :hysteric:

First Iva retiring and now this! :sad: :sobbing: I can't take any more bad news this evening.

Is it really wise to play hardcourts if her knee is in such condition? :confused: :scared:
She might as well make a last go at it. No use it just stepping out of the game when she can still play on it. Because i am 99% positive if she has surgury she won't return.

LindsayRocks89
Jun 29th, 2004, 04:47 AM
this is bad :sad: it won't be the same without Lindsay playing

threelions
Jun 29th, 2004, 07:47 AM
It does look bad. At Lindsay's advanced age 28! another knee surgery would be very difficult to overcome and come back competitive at Grand Slam level. Hopefully she can stay fit for the rest of the year and go out in the blaze of glory she deserves. She has been an absolute credit to womens tennis and sport in general.

*timtams*
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:08 PM
guys can you please stop saying that she is gonna retire, ok probably true, but i dont need a constant reminder of this fact!
I hope she cntinues playing for another year, so i can get to see her at aus 2005, but if she doesnt remember she has given us a lot of fab memories and has achieved more than most will ever.

Sod it im depressed now, *takes 10 bottles of tylenol*.

Gooooooo lindsay! :bounce: :bounce:

xx beckl

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:45 PM
It does look bad. At Lindsay's advanced age 28! another knee surgery would be very difficult to overcome and come back competitive at Grand Slam level. Hopefully she can stay fit for the rest of the year and go out in the blaze of glory she deserves. She has been an absolute credit to womens tennis and sport in general.
The thing is that 28 isn't even that old. She get's way too many injuries considering her age...

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Lindsay moved into the semifinals with a very convincing 6-2 6-2 victory over Karolina Sprem. Into her first Wimby semifinal since 2001! Great job Lindsay! :D

foreva lindsay
Jun 29th, 2004, 04:07 PM
ahh lindsay you rock girl *well done* :D:D:D

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Lindsay :hearts:

Frederic
Jun 29th, 2004, 05:26 PM
You were right Andrew, Lindsay won very easily, like the semi in 1999 against Stevenson,we can say that the final is imminent right now and I still believe in her chances to go in final!!!!! GO LINDSAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

threelions
Jun 29th, 2004, 06:07 PM
She is looking awesome. Ok, perhaps the draw has been kind but that is swings and roundabouts. Sharapova will be tough but even with my limited tennis knowledge I can see that Lindsay should be dominant. Maybe this is the first time in years she is fit and focused. See RayRobs email to the commentators thread for a brilliant assessment of Lindsay's tournament so far. Andrew and others another match preview of the Sharapova clash will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

shirley
Jun 29th, 2004, 06:11 PM
:bounce: Semi-finalist again

joaco
Jun 29th, 2004, 06:22 PM
:) :worship: :D :cool: :hearts: :kiss: :bounce: :clap2: :drink: :bowdown: :dance: :woohoo: :rocker: :banana: :inlove: LINDSAY!!!!!:) :worship: :D :cool: :hearts: :kiss: :bounce: :clap2: :drink: :bowdown: :dance: :woohoo: :rocker: :banana: :inlove:

Well done, congrats!!

Joaco

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 06:25 PM
K. Well Sharapova is a hard hitter. Her movement is better than Lindsay's, but it's really nothing special to talk about. She and Lindsay actually play a similar style of game. But Lindsay plays that style better. Lindsay hits harder than Sharapova, and as I've been saying all week, if the match turns into a battle of baseliners, Lindsay should win. Sharapova moves better than Lindsay, but really that's not saying much. Her net skills really make her look stupid. She's just not very good up there. Her first serve is good, but the second serve is death. There are going to be a few keys to this match. Sharapova's groundstrokes are straky. When on they are great, but when off they are death. I think mentally Lindsay will have a huge advantage. Sharapova really did not handle the pressure at RG. I think Lindsay should win, probably a pretty routine first set, and a more difficut second set.

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 08:03 PM
Lindsay and Bob just moved into the Mixed Doubles Round of 16 with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Wayne Arthurs and Milagros Sequera. Congrats guys. :)

threelions
Jun 29th, 2004, 08:38 PM
Andrew, thanks for your analyses, I have made 150 betting on your assessments of Lindsay's opponents. Lindsay is now the clear 2nd favourite behind Serena. For the Sharapova match the betting again suggests 60% chance Lindsay, 40% chance Sharapova. From a gambling forum that I frequent the initial lack of confidence in Lindsay's chances was on account of injury worries. They have now disappeared and the only negative comments now revolve around her mobility about the court. I caught the end of the mixed doubles as I didn't realise it was on TV. Lindsay looked very happy with her days work. According to the radio this Wimbledon will take her career earnings to over 10 Million. That's a lot of money for nappies when the babies arrive! I will have earned the same when I am 612.

cydney
Jun 29th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Hey Guys, This is Lindsay's post match interview from today's match. If you read what I have underlined she dosen't sound 100% sure that she will retire after this year which is really great cause i'm not ready to see her leave the game.


L.Davenport Interview Tuesday, June 29, 2004 (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2004-06-29/200406291088527336990.html#)L.Davenport Interview
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lindsay, please.

Q. Are you going all the way?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: To the semifinals at least (smiling). That's all I know now.

Q. No comment?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, no.

Q. How pleased are you with today?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Happy. You know, yesterday was ‑‑ you know, it was 4‑4, but it was the toughest match I'd had here. Coming out here, you never know what to expect. I mean, she's very young, can obviously play great tennis. I thought I handled the situation very well. Got on top of her early in both sets and didn't really allow her to ever really dictate play too much.

You know, just really kept the pressure on her, I felt.

Q. Is this as good as you've felt? How does this compare to your other Wimbledon semifinal?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It feels really good. I mean, every match has been two sets, felt like I, most importantly, served well in every match. That's saved me a lot. So it's hard to compare. I can't remember how well I was playing five years ago. But I feel like at this point today, I'm hitting the ball well and serving well and doing the things that I need to do well on grass to succeed.

Q. I mentioned this to Jennifer. With so much written, we're always looking for new faces, so much written about the young Russian women coming up, is it sort of interesting that you and Jennifer have been around for years, yet you're still going?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it's just a really great thing for us to achieve, just the consistency that we've had in our careers, the longevity. I mean, this is like I think my 12th year, and to still be successful and still be at the top of the game is a huge accomplishment. You know, I haven't won a Grand Slam in four years, but I feel like I've been ‑ when healthy ‑ in the Top 4 or 5 for almost the last eight years, seven years. I mean, that's a pretty good accomplishment.

Q. As I understand, this is your last Wimbledon? Is that definite?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, no. I can't be making statements like that here now.

Q. I think McEnroe or somebody or Tracy said on the BBC.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: There's probably a good chance that's the case. But nothing definitive.

Q. Will your performance at this year's Wimbledon help determine whether you'll be back?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. You know, I plan in my mind to, no matter what, play out this year and then kind of go over it in my mind again.

Q. You talked the other day about the problems tennis has in the United States with participation, popularity, TV ratings, et cetera. Do you think this year, more than ever, it's important that there are two Americans in the final so that that can be given a little bit of a shot in the arm?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I think in women's tennis, we've had so much success with American women the last few years, I don't know really what kind of overall factor that would bring.

I think the level of interest, especially in, like I said, women's tennis, with the Williams and Jennifer, myself, mostly due to the Williams and their just enormous popularity, tennis has gotten a little bit more popular and a little bit more reaching into other areas.

But I don't know overall what kind of impact that would have or would not have.

Q. Has it been the injuries that have taken their toll or is it just your desire to have your new life, your marriage, kind of move on from tennis that could possibly make this your last?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it's a factor of a lot of things. I think, one, I still love to play tennis, and I still treat it very seriously. But, I mean, there's no question, you know, marriage and everything else is a higher priority. It just gets harder and harder to go away for weeks on end.

Most importantly I think injuries kind of curtail the excitement that there is to play. You know, some days when you don't really feel all that eager to go practice, it just becomes harder and harder to do and more tedious.

So I have not set a definitive timetable. I don't want this to become a major story. But, you know, I mean, as you get older, I'm 28 now, I don't foresee myself playing many more, no.

Q. Is it weird, too, the locker room has changed, you don't have the camaraderie with the women that you obviously came in with, Monica and all the people you grew up with? Is it strange now to just see a different generation in there?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't think it's strange. It's intriguing. I think it's funny, especially here, you know, to sit when there's six or seven Russians in the top locker room and there's only about 16 or 20 players in there. That it's just different. It's not any worse or any better. I mean, a lot of my good friends don't play anymore. They're retired now.

But, you know, I still have some friends around and it's still ‑‑ if I didn't enjoy it at all, I wouldn't be here at all. So there's still some enjoyment left.

Q. With young players like Golovin and Sharapova and Sprem, do you sense your possible exit, sort of a changing of the guard a little bit?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. I think that young players come up all the time and older players go out all the time. I think "changing the guard" is a little severe. I think one point in the '90, we lost Novotna, we lost Graf, we lost Navratilova, Sanchez. Still players like the Williams come up and take over the game. I think that's just the natural cycle that happens.

Q. What are your thoughts on Sharapova's game, what you need to do to be successful against her?

DAVENPORT: Yeah, I think she has a big game. I think I've always been honest with the fact that I'm a huge fan of her game and how she plays. It's going to be a good match‑up. She serves well and hits big groundstrokes. So I hopefully look to take her out of that. I'd like to be able to serve well and serve a lot of consistent first serves, if I can, and try and keep the balls hard and deep and not let her get a first ‑‑ get ahead in the rally, get the offensive.

You know, that's about it. It's not, you know, really strategic game plan, it's just kind of the basics I feel I need to do well.

Q. How similar is her style to yours?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, could be similar. I haven't watched her play all that much. I've seen glimpses here and there. We're both baseliners and we both hit pretty hard. In those terms, I guess they're pretty similar.

Q. At this stage of the game, is grass your best surface?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: The faster surfaces definitely make life a lot more easy for myself, whether it's a fast hard court or fast indoor court or grass. Definitely feel more comfortable ‑‑ the faster the court, the better.

Q. No difference between them?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Between?

Q. Well, grass and indoor, hard corts, outdoor hard courts.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, anything fast I'll take.

Q. You said you're going to play out the year and then sit and reflect and decide. What is going to make that decision for you? What don't you know at this moment that you think you'll know at the end of the year?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I don't know. It could be next week, it could be six months from now, it could be eight months. I think there will just come a time when I'll know. I don't believe in announcing a farewell tour and saying, "Oh, this is the last this place, the last this place." I mean, I'm just going to walk away when I feel like I don't want to be out here competing and feel like I can really be a factor anymore.

Q. What do you credit your longevity to?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I don't know. It's been, you know, an amazing career, such a consistent career in terms of rankings and results and everything in that regard. I really don't know.

I mean, I know that I've always made really great contact with the ball and hit the ball well, stuff like that. I've worked really hard on trying to improve the areas of my game that I felt needed to be improved and needed to be better.

I don't know too much more, though.

Q. Karolina said in her press conference that you had the game to go on and win the tournament here. You certainly showed it today. You made a very good player who has done well at this tournament look distinctly average. Do you think it's now a case of whether your game ‑‑ whether you can bring that game to your semifinal?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I hope so. I mean, I think that a lot of times my performance revolves around how I'm feeling and how I play. You know, sometimes definitely the other player's too good, but more times for me personally I feel like it's my fault win or lose, or it's up to me.

You know, face my toughest opponent yet in the next round, someone that hits very hard and can take me out of my game. I'm going to try to do that to her first. Feel like if I can play up to a certain standard, a level of tennis for the next match, I've got a great chance. Then I'll take it from there if I need to.

Q. What message do you think it's sending out that players, more experienced players such as yourself, are still doing well here at Wimbledon?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I think it's great. But, you know, three weeks ago everyone was saying how the older players weren't doing well because two new players got to the French. It changes as each tournament goes on and depending what surface we're playing on.

But I still have a lot of confidence in myself, especially the faster the court the better. And I've always ‑‑ the last few years anyways, have been very good record here at Wimbledon and I've enjoyed playing here very much.

Q. What's been the lowest point with the injuries?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Just having two surgeries in about a year and a half is just tough to deal with. As soon as I came back from my knee, early the next year, I had some problems with my foot. And it lasted six or seven months before I had to have surgery for that. I think it just kind of breaks it up.

This year I've been really fortunate that I have had no major injuries. You know, I've enjoyed it so much more. It really is amazing when you go through stuff like that, how you take for granted just feeling healthy and waking up from a match and not hurting to put shoes on or to walk around.

So I'm glad that this year I've really gotten a chance to play with no major setbacks.

Q. Can you give us a scouting report on Serena versus Jennifer? We've seen them play. How do you see that playing out?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's a good match. I look forward to watching that tomorrow. I think Jennifer is playing really well. I watched a bit of her play today against Petrova. I think the grass probably favors Serena slightly, because I think she enjoys the fast surface. Probably even tougher to get her serve back.

But, you know, Jennifer beat her in Paris, has a lot of confidence I think here, and is fast enough and gets a lot of balls back. She's going to definitely make Serena play. I think it's up to Serena, how consistent she is with her groundstrokes and how well she serves.

Q. You never played Sharapova.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I really don't think so (smiling).

Q. Robert obviously had a big influence in your development, has worked with her, as well. Can you talk about that?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I think it's exciting. I think a lot of times he ‑‑ Robert Lansdorp doesn't get a ton of credit for the players that worked with him. Pete worked with him for a bit. I worked with him from about 9 to maybe 14. He had a huge influence on my game, especially the years I was developing what shots and my strokes. He's the one that really molded my game in that regard.

Other people then took me onto the professional level, but he's been a very important influence on my life. I think he's been the same for Maria. Although I think she also goes to Bollettieri's and maybe a couple other people.

He's a great guy and one that's always had a special place in my life. Still a really big fan of his.

Q. Will you talk to him before this match?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. I haven't talked ‑‑ I mean, no. I mean, I haven't talked to him, haven't called him for 15 years about a match. I see him and stuff, but no. I think I still know his phone number, which is pretty good.

Q. A lot has been made about Serena's outside interests. It probably brings more to tennis with all the magazines she's in and everything like that. Have you noticed a change in her kind of lust for the game, whether it's affected her play at all?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's tough to say that that would affect her play when she's still coming back from being off the tour for eight months because of a pretty major knee surgery. I think that they're remarkable in their regards to being able to balance a lot of stuff and still have a successful career. They've been able to do that the last few years.

But I would kind of rate her performance this year as not being as good as last year, more for being out of the game for so long and probably not being able to hit a ball for ‑ who knows ‑ four or five months. It took her so long to come back and she's probably still feeling her way back and feeling confidence in her knee. I would contribute (sic) it more to that than photo shoots and everything else she does.

Andrew.
Jun 29th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Lindsay sounds positive about this tournament and the rest of the year. :)

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 12:29 AM
Lindsay is 4th on court 13 tomorrow for her mixed doubles match with Bob Bryan. They will play Pavel Vizner and Lisa McShea.

Jan
Jun 30th, 2004, 12:40 AM
Very positive. As for next year, its anybody's guess really! Do hope she can play on for another year.

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 12:53 AM
For me, she has a huge opportunity here, and has great chances at most of the US hardcourts. If she does well for the rest of the year, I'll be happy.

BTW, you all do realize that the race for year end number one will be between Lindsay, Amelie and Myskina.

GoSandrine
Jun 30th, 2004, 01:59 AM
Lindsay :bigclap:

Awesome performance today. I got goose bumps after she cracked that final forehand winner. :hearts:

Smash Masha!!! :D :smash:

LindsayRocks89
Jun 30th, 2004, 04:34 AM
For me, she has a huge opportunity here, and has great chances at most of the US hardcourts. If she does well for the rest of the year, I'll be happy.

BTW, you all do realize that the race for year end number one will be between Lindsay, Amelie and Myskina.

i didnt even think about that, and Lindsay always has consistent results during the summer hardcourt season and the fall indoor season, so if things go well she could end up number 1 in the race

Nikki
Jun 30th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Great win yesterday in singles & doubles. Looked like she is really enjoying herself this tournament.

GoSandrine
Jun 30th, 2004, 11:58 AM
For me, she has a huge opportunity here, and has great chances at most of the US hardcourts. If she does well for the rest of the year, I'll be happy.

BTW, you all do realize that the race for year end number one will be between Lindsay, Amelie and Myskina.
Andrew, what about Justine and Kim? :confused:

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 02:27 PM
Andrew, what about Justine and Kim? :confused:
Though Kim says she's returning to tour in September, I think that she'll actually return in January 2005. Even if she does return in September, her ranking might be outside of the top 10 at that point, and she won't be able to recover from that point deficit that quickly. Justine IMO won't return until after the US Open. Boats and boats to defend there...

RayRob
Jun 30th, 2004, 02:57 PM
Here are the standings for the Porsche Challenge:

1HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=80350)2321.00 * 7
2MYSKINA, ANASTASIA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=130533)2071.00 * 8
3MAURESMO, AMELIE (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=130450)2004.00 * 8
4DAVENPORT, LINDSAY (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=40106)1773.00 * 8
5KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=110552)1676.00 *12
6WILLIAMS, VENUS (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=230220)1600.00 * 8
7DEMENTIEVA, ELENA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=40289)1452.00 * 10
8CAPRIATI, JENNIFER (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=30200)1250.00 * 7
9CLIJSTERS, KIM (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=30458)1238.00 * 5
10ZVONAREVA, VERA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=260142)1150.00 * 13
11SUAREZ, PAOLA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=190360)1061.00 * 10
12SCHNYDER, PATTY (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=190519)1061.00 * 13
13WILLIAMS, SERENA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=230234)945.00 * 5
14FARINA ELIA, SILVIA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=60061)940.00 * 13
15ZULUAGA, FABIOLA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=260078)932.00 * 11
16SHARAPOVA, MARIA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=310137)898.00 * 9
17MALEEVA, MAGDALENA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=130245)804.00 * 15
18SPREM, KAROLINA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=190881)787.00 * 13
19DECHY, NATHALIE (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=40254)771.00 * 12
20SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio.asp?PlayerID=190666)748.00 * 12

(number after * denotes number of events played, so far this year)

I have included the top 20 because I think the people who are just floating around the top 10 are interesting. Remember that we have to take into consideration the fact that Justine and Kim could be out if injured in which case, those people just outside the top 10 are in with a chance.

Lindsay is currently 4th but with Justine not playing Wimby and Myskinas early exit, their points will remain the same. Mauresmo and Lindsay are both semifinalists at Wimbledon (so far) which means they will have a pile of points to be added. At 5, 6 and 7 are Kuznesova, Venus and Dementieva who all had premature exits, so again there won't be too much to go ontop of their points.

So, andrews estimation of the battle being between Lindsay, Amilie and Anistacia is highly probable. What I find interesting is Saurex (currently at 11) and Sprem (currently at 18) have both had great sucess at Wimbledon - Saurez could well be thrown into the top 8 by next week!

This is the first time, this year that I have really looked at the Porsche ranking. I think it is a good way of seeing which players are actually in the best form during the year since it goes by points accumulated since january.

:bounce: GO LINDSAY!

-Rachel

PS. Threelions, thanks for your kind words about my "email to bbc presenters" post.

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Porsche standings are good to look at because they really provide a preview for the year end rankings. With a final, Lindsay would move up to #2 in the race. :D

RayRob
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:11 PM
Porsche standings are good to look at because they really provide a preview for the year end rankings. With a final, Lindsay would move up to #2 in the race. :D
That is so true!

Lindsay has remained consistant throughout the last couple of years (even with all the injuries she has had!) . So far, she's had some pretty bad draws, but that has changed at Wimbledon and it is a great opportunity for Lindsay to win.

In the past, Lindsay has been guilty of being to lax against "easy" early round opponants but her form during Wimbledon has been impeccable! I'm really looking forward to her match tomorrow!

RayRob
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:23 PM
I've just thought.......

Fact number 1: When Lindsay won Wimbledon in 1999 she never dropped a set en route to the final.....

Fact number 2: When Lindsay won Wimbledon in 1999 the Womens Final match was meant to be played on 3rd July (the same date as this year Womans SemiFinal) - instead, she won the title on 4th July (US Independance day)!

Do we see some simalarities mounting up here......?

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:38 PM
I just purchased my tickets for the final of the JPMorgan Chase Open. Lindsay will be the highest ranked player playing there, so hopefully I'll see her in the final. :)

RayRob
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:43 PM
I just purchased my tickets for the final of the JPMorgan Chase Open. Lindsay will be the highest ranked player playing there, so hopefully I'll see her in the final. :)
Wow, that's great! How much did they cost then (if you don't mind me asking)?

I wish I was in the US because I'm a huuuge fan of the Hard Court season! The US Open has always been my favourite Grand Slam - one day, I will go there :baby:

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Wow, that's great! How much did they cost then (if you don't mind me asking)?

I wish I was in the US because I'm a huuuge fan of the Hard Court season! The US Open has always been my favourite Grand Slam - one day, I will go there :baby:
My tickets were $90, and I'm just six rows up from court! :D

I'm excited. I also have a weeklong box in New Haven, a tournament I hope Lindsay FINALLY wins this year. ;)

Andrew.
Jun 30th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Lindsay and Bob just won their mixed doubles match 6-2 6-3 to moved into the quarterfinals. Great job guys! :D

RayRob
Jun 30th, 2004, 08:40 PM
Lindsay and Bob just won their mixed doubles match 6-2 6-3 to moved into the quarterfinals. Great job guys! :D
Great that they won!!!!!

:sad: Upset that the match wasn't one of the options on bbc interactive TV! Well, at least I got to see Rauno Pascaul/Saurez's doubles match - although there were many times during that match that I was screaming at the TV. It's the first TV screaming session I've had in this tournie because Lindsay's been playing very well :worship:

-Rachel:wavey:

Nikki
Jun 30th, 2004, 09:52 PM
Great win Lindsay & Bob:)

LindsayRocks89
Jun 30th, 2004, 10:55 PM
Go LIndsay!!!!!!! good luck aganist Maria, i know you can win that one, and good luck in mixed dubs with Bob :bounce:

LindsayRulez
Jun 30th, 2004, 11:48 PM
c'mon Lindsay, we all know you can do it!

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 12:11 AM
Nerves are beginning to ensue for me. Please win Lindsay.

joaco
Jul 1st, 2004, 01:13 AM
The best luck for you Lindsay! My best wishes, hope you can play your best tennis tomorrow.

Joaco :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:42 AM
Great that they won!!!!!

:sad: Upset that the match wasn't one of the options on bbc interactive TV! Well, at least I got to see Rauno Pascaul/Saurez's doubles match - although there were many times during that match that I was screaming at the TV. It's the first TV screaming session I've had in this tournie because Lindsay's been playing very well :worship:

-Rachel:wavey:

rachel...i saw a bit of her mixed match on the bbc, how comes you didn't? it wasn't on their interactive tho.

Andrew... i'm very nervous now too :awww: come on lindsay!!!!!! :kiss:

Nikki
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:32 AM
Good luck Lindsay you can win this:bounce:

RayRob
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:06 AM
rachel...i saw a bit of her mixed match on the bbc, how comes you didn't? it wasn't on their interactive tho.

Andrew... i'm very nervous now too :awww: come on lindsay!!!!!! :kiss:
:rolleyes: oh, they showed it on normal bbc? I saw the match on bbc that was on, on tuesday. I actually saw that match on my hand held TV because I went to an African night at church.........I had some funny looks from curious poeple....LOL I'm glad Lindsay finished that match before the meeting started at 8pm ;)

LindsayRulez
Jul 1st, 2004, 12:18 PM
Don't be nervous guys; Lindsay will do us proud!

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 12:22 PM
Another mixed doubles pic:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_davenportbryan82_prosport.jpg

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:21 PM
well 4-1 down in the 3rd set..shes out and a big fat choker too
its so disappointing and appauling how she played in the 2nd and 3rd set

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:22 PM
Another mixed doubles pic:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_davenportbryan82_prosport.jpg

shes not smiling now, shes lost the plot and im afraid to say this may push her to retirement

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:25 PM
OMG she lost to a 17 year old...be ASHAMED lindsay VERY ashamed you lost it, she didn't win it... pathetic... i am shocked 6-2 6-7 1-6 :eek: bye bye

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:30 PM
She's done. I wouldn't be suprised if she retires right here. Fuck this. I have no interest in tennis if I have to watch shit like Maria Sharapova parade their anorexic asses around the court.

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:33 PM
i totally agree, she had 2 chances, 1 at the french and 1 here and whats she do CHOKE and lose them...whats the point anymore??

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:35 PM
There is none. I'm convinced she'll retire withing the next few months.

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:55 PM
listen to us full of hope :tape:

Elske
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:59 PM
well i hope she doesn't retire :sad: c'mon guys, she reached the semi final, that's a great result

I went to Wimbledon and saw her play 2 mixed doubles matches, i took about 100 pix of her lol :o :D i'll post the best ones

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:01 PM
No, only winning is a good result.

Lindsay loses. Forum dies.

LunaLovegood
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:06 PM
Whatever is all I have to say about Lindsay. :rolleyes:

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:07 PM
I can't believe I wasn't $1000 on New Haven tickets. :rolleyes:

Nikki
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:26 PM
The 2nd rain delay made the difference, she has nothing to be ashamed off, sure she lost but she has acheived a lot in her career. Maria is a great player & never gave up.

I hope Lindsay sees the rest of the year out but if she doesn't I wish her all the best in her future.

Nikki
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:28 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Elske:)

Elske
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:30 PM
some more:

Elske
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:32 PM
No, only winning is a good result.

Lindsay loses. Forum dies.geez you are by far the worst Lindsay-fan i've ever seen! :( Lindsay is not a machine you know, she's only human, and she's a great one too! she wins matches and she loses some, that's just tennis.

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 05:47 PM
geez you are by far the worst Lindsay-fan i've ever seen! :( Lindsay is not a machine you know, she's only human, and she's a great one too! she wins matches and she loses some, that's just tennis.
Win. K.

shirley
Jul 1st, 2004, 06:09 PM
Gutted. That's the worst I've felt after a tennis match

LindsayRocks89
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:17 PM
some of you people arent Lindsay fans and that is the truth, it shouldn't matter if she wins or loses, she got to the semis and shes great, maria was just the better player, so there is no reason that you have to say bad things about maria

congrats Lindsay on an excellent tournament

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:28 PM
Davenport/Bryan moved into the semis with a 6-3 6-4 win over the number 1 seeds.

Elske
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:00 PM
some of you people arent Lindsay fans and that is the truth, it shouldn't matter if she wins or loses, she got to the semis and shes great, maria was just the better player, so there is no reason that you have to say bad things about maria

congrats Lindsay on an excellent tournament
:yeah: :worship:


Lindsay & Bob are a great couple and seem to have a lot of fun on the court :) Go Linds&Bob! :bounce:

LindsayRocks89
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:18 PM
good luck Lindsay and Bob in mixed dubs :bounce:

Maajken
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:23 PM
i hope they win the whole thing :bounce:

they look so great together on court, really fun to watch them play :yeah: en bob is soooooo gorgeous :drool:

RayRob
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:44 PM
Thanks for those photo's Elske - it's nice to have some possitive people on the board! I won't say much more because I said my looooooong piece in the other thread.

I'm just happy to be able to see more of Lindsay playing at Wimbledon this year, even if it is in the Mixed doubles - it's nice to see Lindsay smiling while playing. I watch the match today vs. the #1 seeds and Lindsay looked happy on court and was having a natter and a good laugh with Bob. I hope they go all the way!

GO LINDSAY:bounce:

RayRob
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:54 PM
I can't believe I wasn't $1000 on New Haven tickets. :rolleyes:I wish I lived in the USA because I would try and scrape $1000 together so that I could go instead!?

How ungrateful can you be when there are huge Lindsay fans elsewhere in the world who would never get to see her play live and in person? If you don't wanna go then sell the tickets on......

P.S. Maybe you should think about changing the statement that is writen under your name.......I think it's safe to say that you aren't a "Lover of Lindsay". I'm sorry if I seem like I'm having a go at you, I don't normally, it's just that I guess I've never come across a negative Lindsay fan..........I think maybe you might have said things on the spur of the moment and I promise that I won't hold it against you ;)

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:56 PM
I wish I lived in the USA because I would try and scrape $1000 together so that I could go instead!?

How ungrateful can you be when there are huge Lindsay fans elsewhere in the world who would never get to see her play live and in person? If you don't wanna go then sell the tickets on......
I didn't want to spend that much money so I could see Suarez as the top seed, which is what it would be if LD withdrew.

RayRob
Jul 1st, 2004, 10:01 PM
Well, I guess I understand where you're coming from but unfortunately, that's tennis - you have to be prepared for withdrawals........besides, how many tickets did you buy? You didn't have to buy a weeks worth ticket ;)

I like to watch Saurez play anyway.......heck I just love tennis, so I wouldn't mind too much - I'd be a bit dissapointed but hey c'est la vie. :D

Andrew.
Jul 1st, 2004, 10:03 PM
Well, I guess I understand where you're coming from but unfortunately, that's tennis - you have to be prepared for withdrawals........besides, how many tickets did you buy? You didn't have to buy a weeks worth ticket ;)

I like to watch Saurez play anyway.......heck I just love tennis, so I wouldn't mind too much - I'd be a bit dissapointed but hey c'est la vie. :D
Now all my faves will be in qualies. :haha:

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 10:32 PM
i suppose its not the end of the world and i so hope not her career, lets hope she can finish this tournie off with 2 more wins...in the mixed, they make a great pair.. gooo bryanport ;)

foreva lindsay
Jul 1st, 2004, 10:38 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Elske:)

yeah fantastic pics, i have some from her win over vera if anyones interested in seeing them

gossipcom
Jul 1st, 2004, 11:09 PM
Elske thanks for posting those pics!

Look on the bright side she's won a singles and doubles crown at Wimbledon - the only piece that is missing from that equation is a Mixed Doubles crown - if she could win that - it would definitely bring a smile to a hell of a lot of people's faces.

Also remember she's undefeated in MD this year - since she played Hopman Cup and won that and now she's at Wimbledon.

Regardless of the result today, Lindsay is a champion, always will be - whether or not she comes to Australia next year is another story all together as she stated in her PC today - but if she doesn't at least I can hold onto the memories of seeing her play :)

joaco
Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:00 AM
sorry guys. I've just finished watching the match, and i must say i completely bumped. I mean, i never thought she's lose that match. It was such a great chance....:sad: :sad: :sobbing: :tears: :crying2:
it's not about her losing that makes me the most sad, i've had painful loses of Lindsay and kept on supporting her. It's about her not being a champion anymore. I'll keep on supporting her, but honestly i don't believe in her chances anymore. Maria S. is 17 years old! She should be the experienced champ... but i guess that was not the case.

good luck lindsay the rest of the doubles tourney

Joaco :sad:

RayRob
Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:14 AM
I'll keep on supporting her, but honestly i don't believe in her chances anymore. Maria S. is 17 years old! She should be the experienced champ... but i guess that was not the case.joaca, the younger, more inexperienced players have to beat the champions at some point........Maria might as well defeat one of the best on centre court in the Wimbledon SemiFinal - just like Lindsay did against Steffi in the final back in 1999! Although Lindsay wasn't an inexperienced player overall, she certainly was inexperienced on grass [at the time]!

yeah fantastic pics, i have some from her win over vera if anyones interested in seeing themI for one am alway interested in seeing peoples photos of Lindsay's - post 'em so we can see!

Let's go Lindsay in the Mixed Dubs - complete your trio of Wimbledon Silver Ware! ;)

:bounce:
-Rachel

gossipcom
Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:50 AM
I love what Jon W put in his SI column today, he summed the whole thing up perfectly.

SI.com: Lindsay Davenport (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/93/) has been talking retirement. How should she be remembered in tennis history?

Wertheim: Davenport was the glue that kept this tour together. She wasn't on magazine covers, she wasn't in catfights, or going out with rock stars, but she was the adult in the tennis world. It will be sad to see her go.

She was one of the great overachievers. It must be nice to retire and know that you've exceeded your expectations. Davenport was limited as an athlete, but she still managed to win three Slams, become No. 1 and play in the Olympics. Through it all she kept her sanity and was the voice of reason. It was easy to overlook her, but she was the grownup in this cast.

joaco
Jul 2nd, 2004, 01:10 AM
Last Wimbledon Lindsay interview. I just feel SO SAD:sad: :sad: :sad:

L. Davenport Interview
Thursday, July 1, 2004


LINDSAY DAVENPORT

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lindsay Davenport, please.

Q. Can you tell us where it got away from you today?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I think in the second set I, you know, had a few chances and I felt like every time she came up with the goods, you know, whether it was big first serves on breakpoints or, you know, just big shots.

I had a few break opportunities, like one maybe at 4‑All, one at 5‑All. Both times I think I got aced and unreturnables.

You know, when we came back from the rain delay at 2‑1, I felt from then on like she definitely stepped up her game and really from that point on was more in control of the match than I was in charge of the tempo of the rallies. You know, she started to serve much better, and unfortunately I started to serve a lot worse. You know, just slowly began to change the momentum.

Q. As you walked off the court, what were you thinking about the times you've had here and whether you'll be back?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I've had great memories out there. You know, it was a tough loss to take, but I lost to someone who rose to the challenge today. I don't feel like I gave the match away at all.

But it's a little bittersweet to finally walk off a court and a venue where I've had some great victories and some great moments in my career.

Q. When do you think you'll arrive at a decision about whether that career will continue here?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'd be surprised if I was back.

Q. If this is your last match, how do you want these people to remember you here?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I don't worry about that kind of stuff. I felt like this is a tournament I struggled at for a few years, wasn't really sure of the grass, and grew to really love and enjoy playing here ‑ much more so than a lot of the other Grand Slams. Always felt really comfortable when I've come here.

But as far as the crowd, I don't know. I've never really worried about that kind of stuff.

Q. Can you explain a bit more about your reasons for your being surprised if you were to come back here to Wimbledon?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I just feel like I've had, you know, an amazing career, a very long one. You know, just don't feel the same kind of excitement sometimes before matches. The wins don't get me as excited any more. On the flipside, the losses don't hurt as much, but I think that's part of loving to be out here, is to really go high and low. I just felt like I've been ‑‑ you know, it's just different now.

Q. Does this loss hurt?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Of course it does. It does, but I feel like she totally deserved it and totally played her way to win the match. You know, did I ‑‑ I had control of the match, and she took it from me. And then when I started to maybe have a chance here or there, I mean, she always came up with great shots. You know, I never felt like, "Oh, if I made this forehand." It was like, "Oh, just got aced. Oh, she just hit a winner again."

In that regard, she deserves to win.

Q. You said before you were impressed by her. Now that you've been on the other side of the court from her for almost two hours, what is your impression of her in general? Where do you think she can go?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I think she's got a big game, and I think that's always a huge factor in how you're future's going to play out. I'd much rather put my money behind a player that has weapons than a player that does not. And, you know, she came back hitting the ball a little bit harder after the rain delay and was going for her shots a little bit more, and they were going in a lot of times. It's tough to then get control of a rally.

She's still very young and I'm sure she'll develop her game even better.

Q. What didn't you like about grass to start with? How did you grow to appreciate it?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I mean, I did okay for ‑‑ like '94, I think I got to the quarters, then had kind of a stumbling block in '95, '96, '97, not so great years.

And it's tough to get used to I think because you only play on the surface two to three weeks out of the year. It's difficult to kind of learn how to play on it. I mean, it's so fast. The balls don't bounce much. Balls are heavy. You know, I just learned to take advantage of what I could, and that was to try and serve better and hit the first ball as hard as you can.

Q. What do you hope you've brought to women's tennis?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know (laughter). I don't worry about any of that stuff.

Q. Sanity?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have no idea. I don't know.

Q. Knee any kind of problem today?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, knee feels great.

Q. What are your recollections of your victory run here and what are your sweetest memories here at Wimbledon?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, definitely winning, playing Steffi in the finals in '99. You know, for whatever reason, never felt nervous, never got broken, just played a great match. You know, to beat her, of all players, in the finals was pretty remarkable. I mean, has to be the highlight.

Q. Was there a sense of destiny that year?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know if it was destiny. It just felt a sense of a lot of confidence and a lot of things going my way. You know, just everything seemed to fall into place in '99 for those two weeks, including the doubles victory with Corina. You know, that's another great moment in my career.

Q. When you came out here as a teenager, did you have the same kind of confidence that these teenagers have coming out now?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, I definitely did not. I mean, I was much more shy and not really aware of how good I was at the time, even though I was in the Top 10 or whatever. Never really sure if I belonged for a number of years.

Girls that have come up in the last few years definitely are a lot more confident and a ‑‑ have a lot more belief in themselves than I did at that time in my life.

Q. There was such a marked change between the two halves of the match, before and after the break. Is there any single particular thing or aspects that you would attribute this substantial in the fortunes of the match?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I wish I knew. I felt like when we came back out, she was hitting the ball with a lot more authority and stepping in a lot more. And I actually think she started serving a lot better. She started going for her second serves a little more, so they were coming in a little harder, and her first serve was a lot more effective at that point.

At that time, I mean, as the match went on, I just never felt like I was able to be on top of the rally. You know, whether I was hitting too many second serves and she was getting a lot of first serves in, she just really took control.

Q. Why do you think it is the younger players are coming out and they are so much more self‑assured?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I couldn't answer that. I have no idea why they think that.

Q. Can you talk about before the final, did you feel less urgency knowing this was your last chance at the final or more urgency? Did it change how you felt going into the semifinal?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It really played no factor. You know, certainly it would have been nice to reach the final. But it wasn't ‑‑ it's not ‑‑ it wasn't a factor in my preparation or my mindset.

Q. You were absolutely in control of your serve for the first set, up till the rain delay where you had a break in the second set. When you came back, did you lose feel for your serve? What happened there?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: A little bit. When we came back, it was much, much windier. It helped her and it hurt me. I just never felt like I was in control. Like you said, the first set and a half, I felt like I could go anywhere, really relaxed, and then from then on, it just ‑‑ it just deserted me. I ended up hitting way too many second serves.

Q. Your parents haven't been regulars on the tour. I think your mom was here.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.

Q. Has she been here for the whole tournament?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, first time.

Q. Is that sort of related to what's going on in your mind, retirement?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Could be (laughter).

Q. Seems like you were happy to let her serve first. Do you think that was to expose some nerves in her game, first semifinal and all?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I always receive first, so I've always enjoyed, you know, just receiving. It's no strategy, just that I prefer to serve second.

Q. How do you like her chances against Serena, if it is Serena?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it will be tough. I mean, Serena, you know, has the game to keep on top of her, to get her on her back foot right away. And that's something that I was doing and stopped doing throughout the match.

You know, Serena's got big serve and big return, and I think that's important against Maria. Maria's got a big game but, you know, on grass especially probably favors Serena a little bit.

Q. Did you expect this level of play from Sharapova today?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, absolutely.

Q. You did?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Absolutely.

Q. Have you felt like you have much in common with other players on the tour? Your parents are hands‑off, you went to high school, went to your prom.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: That was so long ago. That was like 11 years ago (laughter).

Q. Have you felt like you're kind of unique in this world? (I LOVE this question!)

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know about that. I think everyone has their own unique side to them. Certainly the way I approached my career in my teens was abnormal, not a lot of players have done it that way. You know, my parents had full trust in me and what I was doing, the people around me, that I would be fine.

And, you know, I just figured things out on my own as I went along and got older. It was great. I mean, I feel like ‑‑ you know, it's an incredible journey to go through, and feel like I really taught myself a lot along the way. (OMG)

Q. What do you look forward to most after life after tennis, is there something you're really going to be eager to do?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, probably not have to travel and have kids.

Q. Could you talk about the whole issue of the competitive fire within you? At your peak, do you think it was as strong and fierce as the others, and how has it changed? Has it subdued?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I've always been extremely competitive at everything I've done. You know, more so on the inside than on the outside. Compared to other players, I can't compare. I don't know how they actually feel.

But it's always been something that's driven me and made me keep practicing and made me stay out here, a lot of pride. It's always been pretty deep inside me, my competitive desire. And there's no question it's still there. It's just, you know, it's not as there every day.

And physically it just gets tougher and tougher after you've done this for so long.

Q. Yesterday Jennifer Capriati spoke a little bit about the burden of spotlight, the burden of having a rivalry, drawing a lot of attention. What has being in the spotlight meant to you and how have you tried to fly under the radar a little bit?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, luckily in that regard I've been able to do that. I think that's what's kept me relatively mentally healthy and to enjoy keep coming back.

I don't know if it's anything I purposely did or just my natural nature of not feeling as comfortable, you know, in the spotlight or being recognized or whatever. And other players, for sure, have it a lot tougher than I do with, you know, media and everything like that. And I feel like I've always had the best of both worlds in that regard, where I've been really successful, a Grand Slam champion, and yet I've managed to maintain a huge amount of privacy in my life.

Q. (Question regarding finishing the year.)

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I plan to finish the year out. I mean, that's definitely in my plans now. I don't anticipate a change in the next few months. I'm excited to go home, play some tournaments in California, you know, play the US Open again. Probably look at everything after the US Open.

You know, I just can't see myself back here in 6, 12 months.

Q. That could be her coming of age. Did you sense that at all?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I think the whole tournament, regardless ‑‑ even a semifinal would have been a huge step. Yeah, she made it to the finals. But I think the whole tournament. Last year was a huge stepping stone, kind of Round of 16 the first time, and now this Grand Slam, the same thing. I mean, it's a big moment. I think she'll have some more of those in the future. I think this is like her definite breakthrough.

Q. Will you play the WTA Championships if you qualify in November? If the US Open is to be your last Grand Slam, are you going to encourage people not to throw away sort of going away party?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, maybe I'll say I'll play through Australia (smiling). I don't know. You know, I certainly never wanted to make a big deal about when it was done. I mean, just being honest with my feelings where I don't think I'll be back.

I hope to finish out the year. I want to finish. I think it would be great to finish in LA, in my hometown, with the Masters. That would be ideal for me. I hope it works out.

Q. Other people may want to make a big deal of your retirement.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Then I'm playing next year if they ask me. :hearts: (I just love that answer)

Q. In an adolescent way, Maria wanders around the back of the court self‑absorbed. Did that at times unnerve you?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. I mean, she never takes an amount of time where it's not fair or, you know, out of the rules. It's not like she ‑‑ she does it almost every point. You kind of get used to it. It's not like she does it to throw you off all of a sudden. I was aware that that would probably be the case, so it had no effect.

Q. If you get one of those breakpoints in the 9th or 11th game of the second set, do you win in two sets?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Would have liked my chances. But, you know, I got aced like three times. Didn't get one of 'em back. You know, what can I do about it? Would have liked a second serve.

OMG! I cannot believe this:sad: :sad: I am so emotional right now. I will miss Lindsay SO MUCH. I cannot even start to imagine....

Joaco

gossipcom
Jul 2nd, 2004, 01:38 AM
Joaco I love that answer too regarding next year - it's such a Lindsay answer.

Also not a lot of players can say they were in the Top 10 (excluding 2002) for almost their entire career - that in itself is quite an achievement.

LindsayRocks89
Jul 2nd, 2004, 03:28 AM
i'm going to miss you so much Lindsay :sad: :worship:

Verba
Jul 2nd, 2004, 06:43 AM
Hey, guys and girls!
Lindsay wasn't moving well yesterday...she was hardly chasing the ball...She won points mostly because of her big serve...
Maria deserves this win...

mcnikeke
Jul 2nd, 2004, 06:33 PM
Don't walk away from tennis! i just start to learn tennis, and is you make me want play tennis, don't go!!>< >< ><

RayRob
Jul 2nd, 2004, 11:37 PM
Don't walk away from tennis! i just start to learn tennis, and is you make me want play tennis, don't go!!>< >< ><
It's good to have you here mcnikeke! Lindsay holds great memories for us all and has possibly inspired us all in some way........it's good that you started to play tennis having seen Lindsay play! Hope you will stick around with us and post some more.

God bless,
-Rachel :):wavey:

foreva lindsay
Jul 3rd, 2004, 05:52 PM
good luck lindsay, your on soon :inlove: come on win it.... goooo bryanport ;)

LindsayRulez
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:09 PM
good luck lindsay, your on soon :inlove: come on win it.... goooo bryanport ;)
When are they playing??

If Lindsay can't take the singles crown, a mixed doubles trophy would be very nice!!! Has she ever won a MD slam?

GO BOB AND LINDSAY!!

foreva lindsay
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:43 PM
TBA - Start
1. Mixed Doubles - Semis
Bob Bryan (USA)
Lindsay Davenport (USA) :hearts:
v. Wayne Black (ZIM)
Cara Black (ZIM)

LindsayRulez
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:52 PM
seems like they should have started by now...it's almost 8 pm there

foreva lindsay
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:53 PM
yeah..i'm not sure why they haven't. altho cara has played two matches today already hmm maybe they will start at 8? i said the same thing at 7 tho...

LindsayRulez
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:58 PM
what crap...theyre playing 2nd tomorrow on court 2, and then if they win have to play the final right after the mens final

foreva lindsay
Jul 3rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
Centre Court 2.00 pm Start
1. Gentlemen's Singles - Finals
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]
followed by:
2. Mixed Doubles - Finals
Bob Bryan (USA)
Lindsay Davenport (USA)
or
Wayne Black (ZIM)
Cara Black (ZIM) v. Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
Alicia Molik (AUS)







Court 1 1.00 pm Start
1. Gentlemen's Doubles - Finals
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[1]
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)[1]
v. Julian Knowle (AUT)[16]
Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)[16]

followed by:
2. Ladies' 35 & Over Doubles
Jo Durie (GBR)
Helena Sukova (CZE)
v. Mima Jausovec (SLO)
Jana Novotna (CZE)

3. Gentlemen's 45 & Over Doubles
Kevin Curren (USA)[1]
Johan Kriek (USA)[1]
v. Heinz Guenthardt (SUI)[3]
Balazs Taroczy (HUN)[3]







Court 2 12.00 noon Start
1. Ladies' Doubles - Finals
Cara Black (ZIM)[6]
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[6]
v. Liezel Huber (RSA)[5]
Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[5]

followed by:
2. Mixed Doubles - Semis
Bob Bryan (USA)
Lindsay Davenport (USA)
v. Wayne Black (ZIM)
Cara Black (ZIM)

i agree...total shit organising :(:(:(

RayRob
Jul 3rd, 2004, 11:15 PM
:( I'm hoping I will be back in time for Lindsay's mixed doubles match on court 2. I have to go out for lunch with my family as we have a visitor.......that will be about 1pm......Lindsay's match might have started by then.

Maajken
Jul 4th, 2004, 09:50 AM
it'll be a very long day... the second match on court 2 can't be played right after because of cara black and then the mixed final is also the second match on center. anyway thankfully they start playing there 2hrs later, but let's hope (if linds and bob do reach the final) roger and andy will make a long long match out of it ;)

threelions
Jul 4th, 2004, 09:57 AM
Good luck to Lindsay and Bob, it would be really fitting if Lindsay can finish off her career at Wimbledon in a final on Centre Court.

foreva lindsay
Jul 4th, 2004, 10:49 AM
:( I'm hoping I will be back in time for Lindsay's mixed doubles match on court 2. I have to go out for lunch with my family as we have a visitor.......that will be about 1pm......Lindsay's match might have started by then.

i think her match will start at about 2ish depending on whether the womens doubles final was 2 r 3 sets, as cara has to rest up after her doubles match... you should be lucky and be able to see it :)

LindsayRulez
Jul 4th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Lindsay and Bob are on court now!! Good luck guys!

LindsayRulez
Jul 4th, 2004, 04:41 PM
They lost to Wayne and Cara Black 7-5 7-5... oh well, on to CA Lindsay!!!

foreva lindsay
Jul 4th, 2004, 04:44 PM
well if this is to be lindsays last wimbledon match she didnt do her self proud. she was un motivated and was NOT playing at all near her best and its such a shame :sad: :rolleyes: :o
they lost, they are out and lindsay wont be returning to wimbledon again :sad: :sad: :sad:

threelions
Jul 4th, 2004, 08:45 PM
Over the years, I've read many match reports on Lindsay where the word "uninterested" appeared. She is just not competitive enough at the top level, we just have to accept that as part of her personality. It's very frustrating for all her supporters but she seems happy enough. Lindsay was the best female player at Wimbledon and still got beat. That might be a biased view but she did not get beat by a better player but a player who wanted it more. Let's hope she get's it all together for a full on assault of the USA Open.

Jan
Jul 4th, 2004, 09:16 PM
I saw Lindsay and Bob lose their doubles match. It was disappointing and I agree she didn't really seem to be going for it at all. I did notice her wrist was quite heavily strapped so hope its not a too serious injury. Just something else to make her retire before the end of the season.

Would have loved to see her on Centre Court in the final but it wasn't to be.

I don't feel so bad about losing to Sharapova now, since she beat Serena too. At least Lindsay lost to the champion! I do wish she would return just once more to Wimbledon but I can't see it happening.

GOOD LUCK LINDSAY IN WHATEVER YOU DO. I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY, WIN LOSE AND IN RETIREMENT.

RayRob
Jul 4th, 2004, 10:46 PM
I don't feel so bad about losing to Sharapova now, since she beat Serena too. At least Lindsay lost to the champion! I do wish she would return just once more to Wimbledon but I can't see it happening.

GOOD LUCK LINDSAY IN WHATEVER YOU DO. I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY, WIN LOSE AND IN RETIREMENT.
I agree with you, Jan. Here lose against Maria wasn't so bad, since she went on to win the title! I find it interesting that out of all the poeple Maria played, Lindsay was the only one who was on top of Maria's game from the start of the match for a set and a half. I think Lindsay should take possitive things from that - maybe if Linday wanted it just that little bit more, then maybe we would be seeing a different champion.

Not taking anything away from Maria - a start performance and a moving story........Maria's reaction towards her victory fetched tears to my eyes! :sobbing: That hadn't happened to me since Lindsay won the title 5 years ago!

Go Lindsay - there's still time for one more Grand Slam.......even though I still hope and wish you will be back next year!:bounce:

Rachel:kiss:

gossipcom
Jul 5th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Look on the bright side - 2 of the GS tournaments this year she's lost to the eventual champion.

At Wimbledon she lost both her singles and mixed doubles to the people who ended up winning.

Speaking of the mixed doubles though, Cara was definitely playing on adhrenlin since she won the women's doubles, backed it up 30 mins later to win the MD semi final then come from behind to win the MD finals.

Andrew.
Jul 5th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Cara is a freak in doubles. She's really great to watch when she's on. I'm working tomorrow at the Pilot Pen Tennis kids days, and apparently Maria Sharapova is going to show up. I'd bet money that she isn't going to though....

RayRob
Jul 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Cara is a freak in doubles. She's really great to watch when she's on. I'm working tomorrow at the Pilot Pen Tennis kids days, and apparently Maria Sharapova is going to show up. I'd bet money that she isn't going to though....
It would be nice for you if she's there, but like you say....she might not be there. Having said that, if it's kids week, you never know.....she might have a soft spot for kids and want to show up (not to dissapoint them).

Let us know what happens will you?
-Rache:D

Andrew.
Jul 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM
It would be nice for you if she's there, but like you say....she might not be there. Having said that, if it's kids week, you never know.....she might have a soft spot for kids and want to show up (not to dissapoint them).

Let us know what happens will you?
-Rache:D
Okay. ;)

LindsayRulez
Jul 5th, 2004, 11:31 PM
Cara is a freak in doubles. She's really great to watch when she's on. I'm working tomorrow at the Pilot Pen Tennis kids days, and apparently Maria Sharapova is going to show up. I'd bet money that she isn't going to though....
It's nice to see you've joined us again. :)

Why are they having kids day at the Pilot Pen already? At least that means the summer hardcourt season is on the way! I'm going to see Lindsay at Stanford next week, I can't wait!! GO LINDSAY

threelions
Jul 5th, 2004, 11:52 PM
Yes, I agree with LindsayRulez, it's good to see you calmed down and back Andrew! Having said that I quite enjoyed your rants. Don't stay happy too long!

Jan
Jul 7th, 2004, 08:20 AM
Yes, it is good that Andrew is positive again for Lindsay. The loss to Maria was just such a disappointment but you must have got it all out of your system now Andrew! LOL

Lets cheer for her next week now.

:cool: :worship:

Yes, I agree with LindsayRulez, it's good to see you calmed down and back Andrew! Having said that I quite enjoyed your rants. Don't stay happy too long!

hingis-seles
Mar 26th, 2006, 03:54 PM
She's done. I wouldn't be suprised if she retires right here. Fuck this. I have no interest in tennis if I have to watch shit like Maria Sharapova parade their anorexic asses around the court.

I really like Maria, but this is just :spit: :lol:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Andrew..
Mar 26th, 2006, 04:45 PM
We established that I'm crazy ages ago. Next.