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Elldee
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:23 PM
The Lindsay quote of the year!

"But if I am healthy, I would like to be back next year which wasn't the case last year.

2006, here we come!

Elldee
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Whole article:

Never say never again for Davenport 1 hour, 54 minutes ago



LONDON (AFP) - Twelve months after insisting that 2004 would be her last year on the tour, former champion Lindsay Davenport insisted that she never believed she would be back at Wimbledon as top seed.

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The American veteran, who lifted her only Wimbledon title in 1999, had planned for 2004 to be her last season as the pressures of the tour, injury and the desire to start a family with husband Jon Leach, began to hit home.

But with a healthy body and an unexpected run of recent success, the 29-year-old is plotting a path towards a second All England Club title.

"Twelve months ago I never guessed I would be here today but I haven't any surgery, haven't been absent from the tour for more than four weeks and I am enjoying my tennis again," said Davenport.

"I feel for the first time in a while that I have a chance of winning a Grand Slam and that's a great position to be in."

Davenport, whose latest French Open bid came unstuck against Mary Pierce in the quarter-finals in Paris last month where she was again top seed, is far more at home on the faster surfaces.

She starts her 12th Wimbledon campaign against Russia's Anna Jidkova and said she is experienced enough to shrug off the pressure of being top seed.

"There are high expectations of me. I have a tough draw but I feel I can win on grass again and have a great opportunity here," said Davenport who has collected 47 titles in her career, two of those coming this year in Dubai and Amelia Island.

"I have just turned 29 and my husband has been saying that I might still be playing when I am 35 and no kids!

"But if I am healthy, I would like to be back next year which wasn't the case last year.

"Being back here as number one seed is high on my list of surprises because if you had said last year I would be back here as top seed, I would not have believed you."

Andrew..
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Yes, I saw, and I'm not suprised.

As long as she's not seriously injured, Lindsay can be top five until she's 35. I'm glad she realizes this now. :)

Elldee
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:40 PM
I think this is really great because it really takes off the pressure... it's no longer, okay, you've only got two more slams or this is your last wimbledon. It's cool, she's just back in the mix, it's not a last chance.

Andrew..
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Yes. More hardcourt domination please. :devil:

Elldee
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:50 PM
I want to see a final with Lindsay and Kim. Maybe LA or San Diego, that'd be cool.

Andrew..
Jun 18th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I don't like to watch us lose, though.

I was so excited for IW final. I thought wins. That match still annoys me.

Oh well, this is hopefully like what happened with Venus. "Oh. Too good, I'm lefts now." turns into "Bend over bitch." in just a few months.

Hopefully she knows she can win now.

Ty-Ty
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:10 AM
Wow, how cool. That made my day ^_^

I just started watching tennis last year at Wimby and knew no one other than Serena and Venus at the time, so I decieded to just randomly turn on the t.v. and the person who was plaing would be my new favourite. It was Lindsay and Panova. ^_^ After that, I feel in love with her.

Then they said she was planning on retiring ... @_@ Which completly burst my bubble. But to her of 2006 for Lindsay is just wow ...

I think I was a good luck charm ... ;)

lindsayno1
Jun 19th, 2005, 08:07 AM
WOW bubbling with confidence there!

foreva lindsay
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:48 AM
OMG YESSS!!! Excellent this is sooo great :D :woohoo:

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 11:47 AM
That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.

bis2806
Jun 19th, 2005, 11:49 AM
GOOD to see this positive attitude coming out from her!

Elldee
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:28 PM
That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.

Yeah, I just read the predicitions on tennisrulz... one chose Lindsay and one Clijsters [over Justine and Maria respectively]. If Lindsay wins against Clijsters she better win :D

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:32 PM
That is hot! I saw the Wimby draw and was like, oh, Serena, Maria etc in bottom half....then, Kim in fourth round and was like, shit.

Kim looked awesome this week, and I want either her or Lindsay to win. A few of us will be at the match, so, we need to make dicks out of ourselves and make one hell of a lota noise.
I heard Kim was making tons of errors this week, especially against Sveta and in the first set of the final.

Kelly
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:34 PM
great artical!!

so we now have 6 slams to look forward to

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:46 PM
I heard Kim was making tons of errors this week, especially against Sveta and in the first set of the final.

I saw all of Kims matches. She never looked in trouble once. I always knew she was going to win, even when she lost the second set to Sveta. She stepped up her game at exactly the right times, everytime. Sveta did play a great second set, and Kim played the worst she had all week probably. She can only get better, IMO.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:47 PM
Actually, I missed the one against Jelena.

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Everyone who saw it in GM said that SF was an ugly match...and another choke by Sveta in the last game.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:19 PM
It was by now means ugly. Some rallies and shots were brilliant. Yes, there were lots of errors, but lots of great points in between. Kim could have played a lot better.

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:28 PM
That's nice. So you're trying to tell me Lindsay will lose.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:34 PM
I wasn't before this week. But since I saw how nice she was, I am now.

The fact is, Kim killed everyone this week. She won every match playing pretty solid tennis. Her only blip was that second set against Svetlana. :)

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:36 PM
To answer your edited question, not at all. I am telling everyone to be scared for the fourth round :D

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:45 PM
I wasn't before this week. But since I saw how nice she was, I am now.

The fact is, Kim killed everyone this week. She won every match playing pretty solid tennis. Her only blip was that second set against Svetlana. :)
Oh, that's nice. You fell for the "I'm super nice so I'm the best!" crap. You are forever ignores now.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:55 PM
I don't think the fact I like her has anything to do with how I think she was playing in Eastbourne. Because she is nice, I think she is the best? She let me keep one of her practice balls, and had a joke with her :)

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:40 PM
I don't think the fact I like her has anything to do with how I think she was playing in Eastbourne. Because she is nice, I think she is the best? She let me keep one of her practice balls, and had a joke with her :)
Kim is super and she plays super. So, #1.

!<blocparty>!
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:57 PM
:lol: Right :yeah:

Andrew..
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Shut up HATER. Kim is the nicest player on tour and she is SUPER.

#1. HATER.

LindsayRulez
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:12 PM
another encouraging quote: "Yeah, I'm happy to be back playing on a fast surface, looking forward to the American hardcourt season and the US Open. We'll see what happens. If I'm healthy and playing well, I'm DEFINITELY not gonna stop."

!!!!!!!

Andrew..
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:19 PM
Wow where is that from?

lindsayno1
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:43 PM
her interview after she pounded that poor girl in 1st round!

Elldee
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:42 PM
Svetlana had 40-0 on Kim's serve in the last game of the semi and eastbourne and choked it away. We'll see what happens.. Kim isn't at the IW/Miami form so that bodes reasonably well. We'll see.

joaco
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:31 AM
HELL YEAH! Go Lindsay!!

Frederic
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:30 AM
GO LINDSAY!!!!! and kick Kim's ass!!!!!!!!!