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Elldee
Aug 20th, 2004, 02:41 PM
When commentating an Olympic match, maybe one of JHH's, Tracey Austen was talking about the US Open saying that Lindsay was tipped for the title but Austen didn't think Lindsay had improved since last year, and didn't fancy her chances, saying it was just that other players were injured. I personally think TA talks a lot of BS, and don't agree. Does anyone?

!<blocparty>!
Aug 20th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Tracy Austin sed that? She loves Lindsay normally :shrug:

I was watching the JHH Pierce match, and she sed Lindsay moved better than Mary and was praising her,

Personally I dont give a **** what the hell she thinks. Its fairly obvious Lindsay is playing, moving, thinking 100 times better than last year. She was injured for most of it.

LindsayRulez
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:38 PM
Seeing as how Lindsay played the US Open on ONE LEG last year and still got to the semis, I think it's safe to say that Lindsay IS playing better this year and is definitely one of the top favorites.

LindsayRocks89
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:41 PM
:confused: usually tracey is very positive about Lindsay, and she is definitely playing alot better than last year, i would say if Linds wins cincinatti and new haven she is the heavy favorite with 5 titles this summer(if she would win the next two)

LethalLindsay
Aug 21st, 2004, 12:23 AM
Tracy was even harsher than that during the Rogers Cup about Lindsay. She said flat out that she did not feel Lindsay was playing any better andf that the only reason she won the 3 titles back to back was because everyone is out! i was appalled! Then I think she realised she went too far because she repeated what i said to the tv after her first statement which was she couldn't be playing too bad as she beat both Venus and Serena for the first time in 3 years!

Andrew.
Aug 21st, 2004, 01:09 AM
Tracy just has a big old stick up her ass.

Elldee
Aug 21st, 2004, 09:18 AM
It's odd because she's inconsistent and often seems positive about Lindsay when comparing criticising other players, talking about Lindsay's awesome serve and that unlike Justine last night, Lindsay jumped hard on Myskina's weak second serve and destroyed it.

Anyway, we know she's improved both mentally and physically, even if she doesn't win the open her recent successes show that.

threelions
Aug 21st, 2004, 09:49 AM
In theory, it's quite possible. Virtually all the top players have been or are injured and it's difficult to say who is at the top of their game at the moment and who is working their way back. However, for anyone who has followed Lindsay closely it's obvious that something has improved for the better, presumably her injury situation and this has allowed her to get back to her proper level which is Grand Slam winning class. The US Open will not be easy, everyone else will raise their game and Lindsay will probably carry the weight of favourite and the expectations of her own country but it looks at last as if she believes. Me too.

Jan
Aug 21st, 2004, 10:14 PM
Lindsay has been more motivated, sharper and is moving at least one step faster than at Wimbledon. She is confident again and I believe that she believes she can win the US Open again. The others will raise their level but Linds will be stuck right in their with the best of them. I think Justine is looking good again, winning her olympic medal so she will be one to beat I think. The others including Sharapova I honestl y think she can deal with as long as she is fully fit.

Crazy_Fool
Aug 21st, 2004, 11:30 PM
When commentating an Olympic match, maybe one of JHH's, Tracey Austen was talking about the US Open saying that Lindsay was tipped for the title but Austen didn't think Lindsay had improved since last year, and didn't fancy her chances, saying it was just that other players were injured. I personally think TA talks a lot of BS, and don't agree. Does anyone?
I also heard her say that, I thought it was a bit strange :confused:

To me Lindsay is playing better than since she had surgery, she looks motivated and is healthy. She is also moving way more than I have seen her. I thought that comment was a bit harsh.

Lindsayfan
Aug 22nd, 2004, 10:21 PM
if we speak about 'theory', then we should say that justine was winning everything in 2003 cos kim was choking all the times and the williamses were not as focused on tennis as they used to be previous years. but no one said that...ppl always praised justine, her talent, her results, her heart etc. now that it comes up to lindsay, we should believe that she's 'lucky', that she had no opponents (or injured ones). Pfffff! Tracy Austen is just jealous cos Lindsay may win a 4th slam while she won just 3! :p

LethalLindsay
Aug 31st, 2004, 08:19 PM
Tracey is going on AGAIn about how whilst Lindsay is playing solid tennis she is still only winning because venus and Serena are not at their best! It's beginning to get real old real fast!

Jan
Aug 31st, 2004, 09:17 PM
Our Linds is as good as them all as far as I can see from tonight's match. I say watch out Justine and Serena, Lindsay is here and she is not finished with this summers winning ways. US title for Linds :)g

Andrew.
Aug 31st, 2004, 09:22 PM
Tracey is going on AGAIn about how whilst Lindsay is playing solid tennis she is still only winning because venus and Serena are not at their best! It's beginning to get real old real fast! She didn't say that. She was really praising Lindsay for how well she did this summer, and that beating a WS was a big breakthrough for her. She was just saying that the Williams sisters haven't been at their best in a while.

LethalLindsay
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:18 PM
I think you need to watch the match again as that is NOT what she was saying at all

Andrew.
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:32 PM
She said that Lindsay Davenport is the hottest player on tour. She then went on to say that Lindsay gained so much confidence by beating Serena and Venus, players she hadn't defeated in years. But, she added that Venus and Serena aren't the same players they were two, three years ago. She was really positive about Lindsay today.

LethalLindsay
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:08 PM
Her exact words were "I think she is playing really solid tennis at the moment, and although she has gained confidence from beating Serena and Venus for the first time in 4 years, let's be honest, they are not playing at their best"
Take from it what you will.
She has been going on about Lindsay since the Rogers Cup.

Andrew.
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:10 PM
Her exact words were "I think she is playing really solid tennis at the moment, and although she has gained confidence from beating Serena and Venus for the first time in 4 years, let's be honest, they are not playing at their best"
Take from it what you will.
She has been going on about Lindsay since the Rogers Cup. I'm not taking that as a negative at all. You think they are playing at their best? :confused:

RayRob
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:21 PM
OK, it may be right in a sense that Lindsay is winning because JHH, Kim, Venus and Serena aren't at their best or injured. But what makes a great player is consistancy and the ability to return to form from injury/operations.

Lindsay has been consistant and then some. Lindsay has been able to remain in the top 10 for the last 10 years or so, that is with hard losses (Aus 1999), constant niggling injuries (ankle and toe) plus serious injuries (knee) which kept her out for the best part of a year. Even taking into account all this, Lindsay was able to remain at the top!

That makes, in my opinion, Lindsay the better player in comparison to the players I have mentioned. Venus and Serena may not be playing their best having come back from injury - but Lindsay was able to! All's Venus, Serena and Justines absence has done, is allow Lindsay is get into a flow, rhythm and zone of her game.....this, plus improvements of speed, footwork and shot precision.....this I beleive was all sparked by Lindsay's loss to Sharapova at Wimbledon.

Let's not forget that Lindsay defeated Serena and Venus en route to victories in Stanford and LA and Myskina (FO winner) in san diego. Whether at the top of their game or not Lindsay has defeated the Best of the Best - and she has the position in the points race to prove it.

I like Serena, but she needs to show some results with this protected ranking. Lindsay proved her worthiness of the protected ranking when she needed it coming back from the knee op and with it she regained her position in the top 5.....will Serena do the same before her time limit is up? I'm not so sure.

Whichever way we look at it, Tracey is talking through her backside! She never makes sense!

GO LINDSAY!

That's my two pence worth anyway :)

-Rachel

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:24 PM
Who's Tracy Austin???? Thuh!!!!

LethalLindsay
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:37 PM
I agree with you 100% RayRob. Well said.......