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CJK
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:48 PM
In both 1998 and 2001, Lindsay ended the year as #1 in the world.

In 1998, Lindsay had an almost perfect summer HO series as she took down the defending champion Martina Hingis in the final to win her first slam and then went on to become #1 in the world at the end of the year.

In 2001, Venus and Jen each had 2 slams that year, but Lindsay was still able to fend off both of them to end up the year as #1 in the world. This is where she had a perfect record during the fall European indoor season.

Now in 2004, she is going to become #2 in the world if she reaches the final of San Diego, the ranking she lost during her recovery period in 2002. Has she become better than she was in the past, or has she declined?

Ivan C
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:51 PM
2004, She just beat V Williams twice and S Williams all in the final of tournaments, she also reached semis of wimbledon. All that in a space of about a month is pretty impressive.

PatM04
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:44 PM
I think she is much improved from 98 and 01. Her mobility is much stronger and she is fitter. Not to mention that I think her desire is stronger than ever. If she wins the open this year I will say that 2004 is my favorite era for her, even though she won it in 98 as well.

Elske
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Wimbledon 99 -> Indian Wells 00 :worship: :bounce:

LUXXXAS
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:32 PM
I think 2004 because she's 28 and still kick this young asses really hard!:devil::eek: And I feel she will be No.1 at the end of the year...:yeah:

mboyle
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:46 PM
It will be pretty hard for her to manage not to end up at no. 1 at this point:o . That assumes that she stays healthy.

Ann
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:49 PM
1998 :) :o

foreva lindsay
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:53 PM
2004 :d

!<blocparty>!
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:59 PM
she is better than ever, but players like Kim and Justine stepped up their games, and obviously Serena, V was there in 2001 though ;)

2004 is the best for me, coz the tour has progressed further, Linds is older.

Im loving this run of hers even more now, as I am more of a fan aswell :)

DA FOREHAND
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:50 PM
2004, She just beat V Williams twice and S Williams all in the final of tournaments, she also reached semis of wimbledon. All that in a space of about a month is pretty impressive.
Funny how people can call them all athletics and little talent in one thread, yet it's impressive when someone beats them? :rolleyes:


I like the Lindsay of 04, brimming w/confidence, and even a bit of a swagger, she's been playing great tennis. :worship:

bis2806
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:02 AM
I like Lindsay this year because she's starting to gain her old form and she's looking much better on court now :)

Joana
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Wimbledon 99 -> Indian Wells 00 :worship: :bounce:
I absolutely agree! That was an amazing period. :worship:

gossipcom
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:31 AM
Yeah 2001 she had a perfect record before her knee decided to go Belly Up on her *sigh*

I agree about the Wimbledon 99 to Indian Wells 00 period - that was awesome :)

jacs
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:34 AM
1998 was the best year for her IMO :)

Gogo123
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:38 AM
Looks like she has one of her great runs every three years
i have to say 2004 is my favorite as i wasnt following the years before

CJK
Aug 2nd, 2004, 05:15 AM
People are speculating that Lindsay is doing well since the rest of the tour is doing so bad forgetting that the French Open and Wimbledon winners are currently active. Not to mention she only has a slight possibility of reaching #1 in the world.
And I kind of agree with that since a declining veteran cannot dominate as much as she was in her prime unless other players are not doing as well. This is why I like her 1998 dominance the most.