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roarke
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:15 PM
So far Lindsay has been on a roll.. two straight titles. Venus and Serena are not playing great - playing good but not great. The top Russian are just starting off the season. Mauresmo lost in her tournie. Will Lindsay dominate?

QUEENLINDSAY
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:51 PM
No one can stop her except herself and injury( I hope not ).
I only see serena as the main threat to her but still If Lindsay shows her A game on an american hardcourt, nobody can beat her.

Crazy_Fool
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:55 PM
So far Lindsay has been on a roll.. two straight titles. Venus and Serena are not playing great - playing good but not great. The top Russian are just starting off the season. Mauresmo lost in her tournie. Will Lindsay dominate?
It depends on whether the other players get back to form which at the moment doesn't look likely.

clonesheep
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:16 PM
It's too early to tell. Beside Serena (and Venus' retirement) Davenport has not beaten any other key players this hard court season. By that I mean Dementieva (who beat Dav at FO), Sharapova, Myskina, etc. So we will see.

thelittlestelf
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:17 PM
It's too early to tell. Beside Serena (and Venus' retirement) Davenport has not beaten any other key players this hard court season. By that I mean Dementieva (who beat Dav at FO), Sharapova, Myskina, etc. So we will see.

Dementieva beat Davenport because Lindsay could not move... even a little.

bandabou
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:19 PM
If serena can get her head together, she might...but the signs of that are faraway to be seen. Although I must say that Venus really had her on the ropes before injury stroke at San Diego, so it might be venus.

foreva lindsay
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Demientieva who beat an injured lindsay on her worse surface...not exactly like a healthy lindsay on her fav surface :haha:

Vass22
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Just an assumption: Myskina can stop her. They haven't played each other yet, so we can't be sure that Nastya can't stop her... But I'm guessing that Lindsay is the favourite in evry event she enters. Serena is also out there.
Mauresmo would have been a good guess without her strange loss this week.

bandabou
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:18 PM
Maria, Maria....how could I forget about my girl. You can write it here: Maria ends Lindsay´s run and only keeps picking up steam...becoming only player to win two slams this year. A Venus of´00 redux.

selking
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Just an assumption: Myskina can stop her. They haven't played each other yet, so we can't be sure that Nastya can't stop her... But I'm guessing that Lindsay is the favourite in evry event she enters. Serena is also out there.
Mauresmo would have been a good guess without her strange loss this week.
myskina can't stop anyone except the rest of the playters from her country. She has no chance againt any top ranked american

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Real hardcourt season started only this week. No Grand Slam holder was in action before.

LozHippy
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:23 PM
It's too early to tell. Beside Serena (and Venus' retirement) Davenport has not beaten any other key players this hard court season.
Lindsay beat Venus the week before without a retirement

bandabou
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:24 PM
Exactly Ys....how can they be talking about u.s.open series when the best ever, Maria, has only now played her first tournament?!

volta
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:25 PM
i think that only the Sisters if they start 2 plays @ their lvl can handle Lindsay. oh and Lindsay also sometimes beats herself.

Crazy_Fool
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:34 PM
Exactly Ys....how can they be talking about u.s.open series when the best ever, Maria, has only now played her first tournament?!
Its a shame i have to spread rep around before giving it to you again as your posts are cracking me up tonight. The sad thing about it is, when it comes to this kind of thing, some are really serious. I mean who cares about any previous events since Maria wasn't there, they are meaningless right?

bandabou
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:42 PM
Its a shame i have to spread rep around before giving it to you again as your posts are cracking me up tonight. The sad thing about it is, when it comes to this kind of thing, some are really serious. I mean who cares about any previous events since Maria wasn't there, they are meaningless right?

Your said it...

SerenaVenusNo1
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Maria, Maria....how could I forget about my girl. You can write it here: Maria ends Lindsay´s run and only keeps picking up steam...becoming only player to win two slams this year. A Venus of´00 redux.

Weren't you a skeptic six months ago?

rue
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:20 PM
I think that only Serena really can beat her with the way she is playing right now. Maybe Venus if she is healthy and probably Myskina may have a chance too.

joao
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:41 PM
Definitely Venus ... Lindsay barely beat her in Stanford while Venus commited 73 UEs and she was down 0-5 in LA before Venus wrist started to flare up ... that is clearly a sign that all Venus has to do to beat Lindsay is to be healthy or go down to 50 UEs during a whole match ::p:

mboyle
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Weren't you a skeptic six months ago?
he has seen the light, and in a big way:o ;) ...

SerenaVenusNo1
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Definitely Venus ... Lindsay barely beat her in Stanford while Venus commited 73 UEs and she was down 0-5 in LA before Venus wrist started to flare up ... that is clearly a sign that all Venus has to do to beat Lindsay is to be healthy or go down to 50 UEs during a whole match ::p:

She seems to have a lot of trouble doing that, now doesn't she?

SerenaVenusNo1
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:17 AM
he has seen the light, and in a big way:o ;) ...

What I wonder is who could've been skeptical of that girl after watching Wimbledon 2003?

mboyle
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:22 AM
What I wonder is who could've been skeptical of that girl after watching Wimbledon 2003?
um, maybe someone who noticed that she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova:o :tape: .

Atrixo
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:51 AM
Lindsay is usually her own worst enemy. When she's fully committed and motivated --- and as long as her body holds up --- she's usually the one to beat on hardcourt. With her recent results on hardcourt, we can assume she's found that motivation. The only other way to beat her is to get to her mentally --- like Sharapova did to her at Wimbledon, rain delay and all. If she's distracted, she can become rattled and lose that motivation.

esquímaux
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:55 AM
This is true actually :lol: Linzi looks untouchable atm... Moonball Momma :sobbing:

SerenaVenusNo1
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:56 AM
um, maybe someone who noticed that she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova:o :tape: .

LOL. Yeah, what a horrible loss.

Anybody who knows anything about tennis knew she was the real deal after Wimbledon 2003.

tenn_ace
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Elena D. in the semis :bounce: in SD

Chunchun
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:57 AM
LenaD take out lindsay in SF en route to her biggest title in her career

CJ07
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:03 AM
LenaD take out lindsay in SF en route to her biggest title in her career
even though San Diego is bigger, I think for Elena AI was still the biggest title.

She beat a confident Justine, she beat Lindsay who was playing near her best and she embarrased Hantuchova

Gandalf
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:49 AM
Maybe Serena or Maria in the final. I'd be surprised to see Lindsay losing to anyone else in this tournament.

Now, a Serena vs. Maria SF, THAT would be something to see.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:55 AM
Dementieva beat Davenport because Lindsay could not move... even a little.
I thought Lindsay got injured in the second set of that match :shrug:


Back on topic....

Linds is in HOT form right now. Personally, the only people I can see stopping her are Venus, Serena, Justine and Kim. (when they come back that is)

I have a hunch she will handle Sharapova ;)

Zhao
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:57 AM
Dementieva is handicapped by her serve.. often gets broken :sad:
however if she plays like how she did against Serena last week (2nd set that is)...
she will have a chance against Davey....

Jenn Cap has yet to make her appearance yet...
we shall see if she's up to it next week in Montreal

Ekkekko
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Lindsay doesn't look unstoppable but everyone else has a chance of toppling her. I'm hoping it'll be Momo.
Logically speaking, it could be anyone.
It don't have to be a GS holder.