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switz
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:03 AM
the crowd fell in love with her as the underdog. booing calls that went against her (that were correct) and a huge standing ovation at the end.

such a great performance. i'm a new fan

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:05 AM
the crowd fell in love with her as the underdog. booing calls that went against her (that were correct) and a huge standing ovation at the end.

such a great performance. i'm a new fan
:worship:

harloo
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:06 AM
LLW:worship:

dansnewbeg
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:07 AM
ITA. Lindsay Lee Waters became a star today. That grunt will echo in my ears for days to come.

PatM04
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:11 AM
She is a sweetheart!

SilK
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:14 AM
:worship: Lindsay absolutely came out a winner today! She may not have beaten Maria, but she played THE best match of the tournament so far! :D

martinafan
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:19 AM
I hadn't seen her play before...how the heck is she only ranked 87th????

If she playsl like that all the time then she should be top 50!

And :worship: to the crowd for the standing ovation they gave her. Much much louder than the quiet applause they gave Sharapova when she kissed to the 4 corners after winning!

SzavayFi
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:20 AM
I have always kinda liked her since USO 04 but now i like her 10 times as much :)

clonesheep
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:21 AM
We don't see Lindsay often, but anyone who gets a chance to watch Lindsay Lee-Waters play becomes fan for life.

I had that experience at an US Open when Lindsay played Serena. There was a big crowd there to see Serena and they didn't know Lindsay. So, in the beginning they only cheered for Serena. Lindsay faught so hard that she pushed Serena to the limit all two sets. By the end, although she lost, the crowd, including Serena fans in my quarter, gave her a standing ovation. Even Serena appreciated her play afterward.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:22 AM
Global Final Score:

[4]Maria Sharapova (RUS) def. Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Statistics:

Miss Lee-Waters:

1st Serve %: 50 of 86 = 58 %
Aces: 1
Double Faults: 3
Unforced Errors: 34
Winning % on 1st Serve: 33 of 50 = 66 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 16 of 39 = 41 %
Winners (Including Service): 14
Receiving Points Won: 27 of 85 = 32 %
Break Point Conversions: 1 of 5 = 20 %
Net Approaches: 6 of 9 = 67 %
Total Points Won: 76
Fastest Serve: 170 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed: 152 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed: 135 km/h

Miss Sharapova:

1st Serve %: 50 of 81 = 62 %
Aces: 8
Double Faults: 4
Unforced Errors: 44
Winning % on 1st Serve: 34 of 50 = 68 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 20 of 35 = 57 %
Winners (Including Service): 24
Receiving Points Won: 37 of 89 = 42 %
Break Point Conversions: 4 of 11 = 36 %
Net Approaches: 6 of 10 = 60 %
Total Points Won: 91
Fastest Serve: 178 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed: 167 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed: 149 km/h

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:47 AM
I'm felling in love with Lindsay! :hearts:

Darop.
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Lindsay, so sad you couldn't pull it off...:sad:

Great match anyways :yeah:

twight6
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:14 PM
:bigclap: VERY VERY impressed with Lee-Waters' game. She played amazingly well, but it seems that Sharapova's numbers were just slightly better. Just look at the stats, they were very close on everything! Lindsay should be able to win her first title easily if she plays like this :bigclap:

paul_masterton
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:37 PM
lindsay is a cracking player and so much fun to watch

hopefully even as she gets into her twighlight years :p we can start to see some more of her

crazillo
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:48 PM
I always liked her, she just wasn't good at finishing the points.
I saw her multiple times and always liked her.

Harju.
Jan 19th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Lindsay is a sweetheart. Danny must be please w ith her performance :yeah:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:36 PM
hopefully even as she gets into her twighlight years :p we can start to see some more of her
Lindsay: "it has been a long and winding journey for me but i feel like i am just getting started."

jj74
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:43 PM
She fought a lot, if she continues that way her ranking will be a lot better

kabuki
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:46 PM
:hearts: Lindsay! :hearts:

Never saw her play before last night. I have definitely been missing out!

I especially love it when she gets slap-happy and smacks the crap out of the ball. :hearts:

Natarajasana
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Although I'm a huge Russian supporter, I'm quickly getting tired of Sharapova.
There's just something about her I don't like.....maybe she'll grow on me.
:shrug:
Anyway...good effort from Lindsay!

Experimentee
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:59 PM
I missed this match :(
I wanted to get Rod Laver tickets but they were sold out :mad:
I'm happy that Lindsay did so well, I didnt think she'd take a set, so I was so excited when I saw the score that she was leading 6-4, though i didnt expect it to last. You are right, if you saw her once you would become a fan :hearts:

rabbit_boi_313
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Bad Luck Lee :sad:
anyway keep goin gal ur doing great :bounce:

*Jean*
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:37 PM
:hearts: My little sweety Lindsay !!! Your scream make me dream...:lol:
I love Lindsay more and more each tournaments :worship:

!<blocparty>!
Jan 19th, 2005, 03:56 PM
I'm just watching the match now, this is the first time I have seen her play. I must say I thought she would be one of these average top 50-100 players with no real power etc., but I LOVE her game! She played great @ times today!

I kinda like her grunt a little bit, too :o :o

I hope I get to see her play more often!

PaulieM
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:12 PM
I'm also a new fan. it's great that she's a mom and out there doing her thing on the court

!<blocparty>!
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:20 PM
That last set was great, some terrific rallies and fighting play from both players!

Fantastic
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:52 PM
This has nothing to do with the topic of the thread, but if I remember rightly, Lindsay Lee was a Nick Bolletieri student many years ago but left when she turned pro at 14. I was wondering why her groundstrokes looked so familiar, and probably why Maria found the going so tough. Lindsay's intensity and spirit was undoubtedly brilliant. I also hope she makes a surge up the rankings. Playing Tokyo could be an opportunity for her.

Sportfan
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:15 PM
I liked Lindsay when I saw her play against Serena and I am glad to see that she played well today. Hopefully this will be a good year for her.

jenny161185
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Ive bever seen her play but would love to - what age is she? shes just had a baby right?