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foreva lindsay
Oct 26th, 2004, 07:04 PM
January - With James Blake, d. Hantuchova/Kucera to lead the US to its second straight Hopman Cup victory with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia; as world No. 5 and No. 4 seed, was forced to withdraw from her season-opener at Sydney due to a right shoulder strain sustained in second set of QF vs. Dementieva (w/Morariu, ret. at 62 03 in SF doubles); ranked and seeded No 5, reached QF at Australian Open, l. to world No. 1 top-seed Henin-Hardenne

February - As world No. 6 and No. 2 seed, successfully defended Tokyo [Pan Pacific] title, her fourth overall, by d. unseeded world No. 31 Mag. Maleeva in a 58-minute final, giving Davenport a 12-match tournament win-streak and ninth Tier I singles title (tying C. Martinez and Seles among active players and sixth all-time); reached doubles SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Morariu

March - As world No. 4 and No. 3 seed with a 1r bye, was runner-up at Indian Wells to world No. 1 top-seed Henin-Hardenne, and reached doubles SF w/Morariu

April - Won Amelia Island (ranked and seeded No. 4) d. Mauresmo, ranked and seeded No. 3, for 40th singles title of career, becoming 10th player in Open Era to win 40 or more titles and fourth player to surpass $17-million mark in prize money (preceded by Graf, Navratilova and Hingis) -- it was her second Amelia Island singles title (1997) and first clay court title in almost five years (1999 Madrid); at Charleston, as world No. 4 and No. 5 seed (with a 1r bye), was upset in straight-set QF by No. 17 Schnyder (No. 11 seed)

May - At Strasbourg, as a world No. 4 top seed, eliminated No. 16 three-time defending champion Farina Elia (No. 3 seed) for a spot in final, l. in 3s to No. 66 Schaul (en route, double-bageled No. 62 Srebotnik in a 36-minute QF); at Roland Garros, as world No. 4 and No. 5 seed, hurt knee in 2r and aggravated it in second set of 4r l. to No. 10 eventual first-time Grand Slam finalist Dementieva (No. 9 seed); 600th singles match-win of career came with 3r win over No. 104 qualifier Irvin at Roland Garros

June - At Wimbledon, ranked and seeded No. 5 (and 1999 champion), was eliminated in SF by No. 15 eventual first-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova (No. 13 seed), and w/Bryan, reached fifth mixed doubles SF of career (fourth at Wimbledon)

July - Swept three home-state hardcourt events (a feat she also accomplished in 1998): as world No. 5 and No. 2 seed, won third Stanford title by d. top-seed and former No. 1 two-time champion V. Williams (using a SR of No. 4) 76(4) 57 76(4) in 2 hours, 53 minutes, their fourth championship match-up at Stanford; with Stanford win, on July 19 moved into ninth place on WTA Tour All-Time Career Titles List (Open Era), above Hingis with 40, and surpassed $1-million prize money mark for season; at Los Angeles, as world No. 5 and No. 3 seed, d. fellow former No. 1 two-time champion and top seed S. Williams (using a SR of No. 2) in final 61 63, becoming four-time champion and breaking a five-match losing streak to Williams dating back to 2000 US Open QF (V. Williams ret. in Los Angeles SF vs. Davenport at 75 20 due to a right wrist sprain); first player to d. both Williams sisters at a WTA Tour event since Clijsters at 2002 WTA Tour Championships, where Venus ret. in SF and Serena l. in final (in terms of completed matches, it last happened at 2001 Australian Open when Hingis d. Serena in QF and Venus in SF); ranking improved to world No. 4 on July 26 at San Diego, where she was seeded No. 4 and won third title in as many weeks, d. No. 5 Myskina (No. 3 seed) in championship match 61 61; dropped only two sets during 14-match win-streak and tallied 11th singles title in home state

August - Held world No. 2 ranking from Aug. 2-8 (first time since Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2002); at Cincinnati, as a world No. 4 WC and No. 1 seed, won sixth 2004 singles title and fourth consecutive (leading all players in both stats) by d. No. 9 Zvonareva (No. 2 seed) in final; has dropped only three sets during current 17-match win-streak; withdrew from New Haven due to left wrist tendonitis; as world No. 4, 1998 champion, and No. 5 seed, l. US Open SF to eventual champion Kuznetsova (ranked and seeded No. 9) and ended a 22-match win streak

September - On Sept. 13, became first player (along with Mauresmo) to qualify for season-ending Tour Championships

October - At Filderstadt, ranked and seeded No. 2, claimed seventh title of season (45th of career, and second at Filderstadt, following 2001) when No. 1 top-seed Mauresmo ret. in final with a left adductor strain (sustained in third game); seven titles this season leads all players; at Moscow, ranked and seeded No. 2, was upset in SF by No. 4 eventual two-time defending champion Myskina (No. 3 seed); on Oct. 18, regained world No. 1 ranking (held top spot on four occasions between Oct. 12, 1998–Jan. 13, 2002, totalling 38 weeks), signifying the longest gap (at 144 weeks) between two No. 1 reigns since Evert became No. 1 for a seventh time on June 10, 1985, ending Navratilova's 156-week uninterrupted run June 14, 1982–June 9, 1985); withdrew from Zurich due to influenza

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joaco
Oct 26th, 2004, 09:59 PM
:bowdown: :eek: :rocker:

Kelly
Oct 26th, 2004, 11:58 PM
hail queen lindsay

jacs
Oct 27th, 2004, 02:18 AM
:worship:

Frederic
Oct 28th, 2004, 07:53 PM
Hey!!! Thank you so much for the summary of the year, and it's not finished, november can be surprising too...

RayRob
Oct 29th, 2004, 12:09 AM
excellent run down! Thanks for that :D

:wavey: Rache

jacs
Oct 29th, 2004, 08:26 AM
November - adopts Jacs and gives him all her porsches and rackets :angel:

foreva lindsay
Oct 29th, 2004, 11:16 AM
November - adopts Jacs and gives him all her porsches and rackets :angel:

:haha:

Ok people...I kinda cheated...copied and pasted it from wtatour :o but i thought it was worth a read so i made it readable for us all :wavey: :o