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Andrew.
Aug 13th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Lindsay has accepted a wildcard into next week's Cincinnati event. I think this is actually really strange, but good luck. :D This is a field where she could/should easily dominate.

gossipcom
Aug 13th, 2004, 01:40 PM
http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/08/13/spt_Davenport-0813.html

foreva lindsay
Aug 13th, 2004, 01:50 PM
:yeah: lets go for title no.44 :woohoo: :banana:

Kelly
Aug 13th, 2004, 03:43 PM
lets go lindsay...who knows by the end of the year we could have 50....
cin-44
new h-45
us open-46
linz-47
filderstadt-48
zurich-49
season end-50

ok so maybe im getting ahead of myself.......but just think how fab that would be!!

Andrew.
Aug 13th, 2004, 03:50 PM
I don't want this to turn out like Strasbourg though. But this is hardcourts, so different situation.

gossipcom
Aug 13th, 2004, 04:10 PM
All I'm going to say is best of luck Lindsay :)

LindsayRulez
Aug 13th, 2004, 04:36 PM
GO LINDSAY, extend your streak, earn some points, boost your confidence, and get title #44!

Nikki
Aug 13th, 2004, 10:12 PM
Go Lindsay:)

LethalLindsay
Aug 14th, 2004, 12:43 AM
I don't think it is particularly strange that she accepted a wildcard. A good way to get extra points for a higher seeding at the U.S Open. GO LINDSAY! Good Luck!

selking
Aug 14th, 2004, 12:53 AM
Yea linds. this is so easily hers

Andrew.
Aug 14th, 2004, 02:36 AM
Unfortunately, Lindsay's ranking will stay at 4 through the US Open, no matter what. :(

selking
Aug 14th, 2004, 02:49 AM
its ok... she'll win it no matter what

Andrew.
Aug 14th, 2004, 02:51 AM
Only one I can see hurting her is Bepa. She is really playing well now, and has given Lindsay trouble before.

foreva lindsay
Aug 14th, 2004, 12:21 PM
She could take her :yeah:

Gooooooo LINDSAY

!<blocparty>!
Aug 14th, 2004, 12:35 PM
COME ON LINDS :bounce:

Andrew.
Aug 14th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Here is her draw:

1) Davenport vs. Bye
Osterloh vs. Q
Razzano vs. Grande
7) Pennetta vs. Ashley

4) Bartoli vs. Kirilenko
Santangelo vs. Q
Granville vs. Kleinova
5) Chladkova vs. Harkleroad

8) Weingartner vs. Gagliardi
Sfar vs. Pin
Irvin vs. Washington
3) Frazier vs. Q

6) Craybas vs. Sequera
Jidkova vs. Lee-Waters
Groenefeld vs. Q
2) Zvonareva vs. Bye

She got the easiest possible draw. The only player I can even see her losing a set to is Bepa, and she couldn't meet her until the final.

LindsayRulez
Aug 14th, 2004, 07:50 PM
alright Lindsay, good luck!! woo hoo

foreva lindsay
Aug 14th, 2004, 09:44 PM
well thats a bad draw :haha: ahem

LINDSAY :aparty:

!<blocparty>!
Aug 14th, 2004, 10:04 PM
I'm predicting she is going to spent less than 5 hours on court for this one :p

LUXXXAS
Aug 14th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Go Lindsay!:yeah:

LindsayRulez
Aug 15th, 2004, 05:08 PM
yay the website (cincytennis.com) will have interviews and audio clips! looking forward to hearing what Lindsay has to say!! GO LINDSAY!

Nikki
Aug 15th, 2004, 05:45 PM
C'mon Lindsay:bounce:

joaco
Aug 16th, 2004, 05:11 AM
This is great news! I'm sorry guys... shouldnt Vera be on the Olympics right now? Did she pull out? :confused:

Andrew.
Aug 16th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Bepa wasn't chosen for the Russian Olympic Team. The spots went to Lena D, Svetlana, Nadya and Myskina.

LindsayRocks89
Aug 16th, 2004, 08:01 PM
Bepa wasn't chosen for the Russian Olympic Team. The spots went to Lena D, Svetlana, Nadya and Myskina.

what is a bepa :wavey:

Andrew.
Aug 16th, 2004, 10:28 PM
what is a bepa :wavey: Bepa is Russian for Vera.

Jan
Aug 17th, 2004, 08:08 AM
I don't think it is particularly strange that she accepted a wildcard. A good way to get extra points for a higher seeding at the U.S Open. GO LINDSAY! Good Luck!
I think it may just have something to do with the seeding for the US Open. Good on her! I doubt she will be stretched here or risk putting herself out for injury. She must be feeling fit and ready to place :worship:

foreva lindsay
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Goooooooooo LINDSAY!!! when does she play??

Andrew.
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Not until Thursday night.

Andrew.
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:07 PM
About 48 hours from now, dominance should recommence. Discuss.

Jan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:27 AM
About 48 hours from now, dominance should recommence. Discuss.
Totally agree. She will be feeling relaxed after a 2 week break and knowing she has had some terrific wins over Venus (2) and Serena (1) and she was playing well and looked at least a step quicker since Wimbledon. She just has to stay fit and healthy and the No 1 spot could be hers after the US Open! Anyone else agree!:worship:

Andrew.
Aug 18th, 2004, 02:41 PM
I'm most amazed by the change in her movement. At Wimbledon, it was good for Lindsay, but below average in terms of other players. Starting at Stanford, she was actually moving like a normal player would, which is amazing for her. Arguably, she is playing the best tennis of her career. IMO she's playing better than when she won her grandslams. She's moving so well, and still hitting the ball amazingly hard.

foreva lindsay
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:32 PM
all these days of rest :D good for her...:yeah:

I agree her movement :eek: sooooooooo much better :clap2:

Andrew.
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:11 PM
She plays Osterloh tomorrow night. Could be tricky, but back when Osterloh was at her best Lindsay beat her 6-2 6-0. Should not be a big problem.

!<blocparty>!
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:15 PM
COME ON LINDS! :bouce: Demolish this field. :yeah:

Nikki
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:13 PM
She will be feeling refreshed & ready to commence battle.

Go Lindsay:)

Andrew.
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:32 AM
http://www.cincytennis.com/1009/photos/davenport_pc.jpg

At an interview today. :)

Andrew.
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:08 AM
Great article on Lindsay and her "retirement".

Refreshed Davenport back in action
She returns for U.S. Open buildup after 14 straight
victories, three tourney titles, two weeks off

The Associated Press
Updated: 9:02 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2004

MASON, Ohio - Lindsay Davenport sounds absolutely refreshed about tennis.

She had hinted she might not return to Wimbledon after a loss in the semifinals in July. When she arrived in Cincinnati, however, her mood had changed dramatically. After taking two weeks off, shes ready to go.

This is my favorite time of the year to play summer in the United States, Davenport said Wednesday at the Western and Southern Womens Open. I want to keep the roll going that Ive built, and this is my best surface.

Davenport has won 14 consecutive matches and three straight tournaments since losing to eventual champion Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon semifinals. After that match, when asked how many times she might be returning to Wimbledon, davenport replied, Id be surprised if I was back.

I think that was blown out of proportion a little bit, Davenport said. Im 28 and Ive been playing (professionally) since I was 15. Ive had a long amazing career. A lot depends on my health.

The WTAs fourth-ranked player is seeded first in the Ohio tournament and is to play No. 137 Lilia Osterloh in the round of 16 Thursday night.

foreva lindsay
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:17 PM
cool pic :D lets go lindsay!!! :kiss:

Andrew.
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:06 PM
Another...

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/cincinnati/f_14.jpg

LindsayRocks89
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:31 PM
Lindsay :hearts: good luck in ur match tonight :worship:

Andrew.
Aug 20th, 2004, 01:05 AM
Osterloh leads Davenport 6-4 4-4

!<blocparty>!
Aug 20th, 2004, 01:26 AM
OMG, :scared:

Andrew.
Aug 20th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Lindsay Davenport def. Lilia Osterloh 4-6 6-4 6-1

Phew...Don't scare me like that Lindsay!

selking
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:00 AM
I just had a feeling it would be close. But good win.

Jan
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:24 AM
:) She won it going away 6-1 which was good.

Play better tonight Linds please:cool:

foreva lindsay
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:30 AM
Lindsay Davenport def. Lilia Osterloh 4-6 6-4 6-1

Phew...Don't scare me like that Lindsay!

OMG!!! :scared:

but thank god she came through that :)

!<blocparty>!
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:06 PM
I think this will be a wake-up call for Linds. I mean this is the 1st set since Stanford she's lost. I have a hunch she'll roll past the rest now :bounce:

6-4,4-4 - shows Linds is still there mentally, her tightest match in a while, and she dealt with the pressure :yeah:

Andrew.
Aug 21st, 2004, 02:11 AM
Davenport def. Pennetta 6-2 6-2

Allez.

LindsayRocks89
Aug 21st, 2004, 05:56 AM
alot better tonight Lindsay, play even better in the next round :D

Elldee
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:32 AM
DAVENPORT THROUGH IN CINCINNATI
Saturday 21st August 2004

Top seed Lindsay Davenport had little difficulty advancing to the semi-finals at the Cincinnati Open, beating seventh-seed Flavia Pennetta in straight sets.
Davenport beat her Italian opponent 6-2 6-2 in just 45 minutes to register her 16th straight victory.

The American, who won a gold medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996, decided not to participate in the Athens Olympics to prepare her game for the US Open.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli stands between Davenport and a place in the final after she eased to a 6-3 6-1 victory over unseeded American Laura Granville.

Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia also advanced to the semi-finals with a routine 6-2 6-2 win over Chinese qualifier Peng Shuai.

Zvonareva will meet third-seeded American Amy Frazier, who cruised to a 6-3 6-1 victory over Selim Sfar of Tunisia.


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All the women last night cruised into the SFs so those matches should be far more interesting and then the final too.

foreva lindsay
Aug 21st, 2004, 11:07 AM
Davenport def. Pennetta 6-2 6-2

Allez.

wahoooooo thats better :bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship:

!<blocparty>!
Aug 21st, 2004, 12:59 PM
:woohoo: thats more like it Linds - 45 mins :p

Nikki
Aug 21st, 2004, 05:03 PM
Much better Lindsay:)

Can anyone access the tourney website because i can't:sad:

Andrew.
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:05 PM
Lindsay advanced to the final when Bartoli withdrew with a hand injury. She plays either Frazier or Zvonareva in the final. Forza baby.

selking
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:25 PM
4 in a row

Andrew.
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:33 PM
Here are some pictures of Lindsay in Cincy.

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/cincinnati/f_13.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/cincinnati/f_12.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/cincinnati/f_11.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/cincinnati/f_09.jpg

!<blocparty>!
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:50 PM
Great pics andrew. especially like the last one. Like the outfit.

Good news Linds, you want to play as little as poss really. Only three matches this week, pretty easy going really :cool:

Jan
Aug 21st, 2004, 11:07 PM
Yes I am pleased that she only has 3 matches this week. Next week in New Haven the competition is stronger so she needs to conserve her energy as much as possible ready for the US Open.

Good Luck Linds :)

selking
Aug 21st, 2004, 11:11 PM
thanks for the pics andrew