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Lindsayfan32
Jul 13th, 2005, 03:00 AM
Here is Peter Bodo Latest blog it's Lindsay related and worth the read it's about the fed cup semi final.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
How Far the Mighty Hath Fallen

2:05 P.M. EDT

So the U.S. goes to Moscow with only one blue-chip singles player, Venus Williams (Lindsay Davenport pulled out at the 11th hour because of the back injury she sustained during the Wimbledon final against the very same Williams). As a result, the U.S. goes down (full Fed Cup wrap here). Oh, sure, it might have been different with Lindsay on board. Then again, maybe not—just look at how the resurgent Anastasia Myskina took it to Venus in the first rubber of the tie. But there was a time, not long ago, when the U.S. could have sent the B team anywhere in the world and been virtually assured of a win.

Lindsay’s official statement on her withdrawal was odd—and telling, even though it’s easy to see why she may not have been thrilled by the idea of going to Moscow with Venus just a few days after the latter inflicted one of the most crushing of losses on Davenport in that epic Wimbledon final. Sure, camaraderie is all well and good, but that one had to hurt, big time. It was, at best, an awkward and ill-timed sojourn to Russia.

Still, the most interesting thing Lindsay could bring herself to say was: “. . . I have been advised by my doctors to tend to the injury so that I can prepare for the upcoming U.S. Open Series summer events in North America and the U.S. Open.”

What a slap in the face to Fed Cup. This further institutionalizes the notion that Fed Cup is a competitive afterthought—something the players will support if and when it really dovetails with their other, more pressing plans. OK, we all know that the U.S. Open, if not each U.S. Open Series tournament, is a greater prize than a Fed Cup win. But it doesn’t help anyone to put it so bluntly and it helps ensure that Fed Cup will never attain the status of Davis Cup.

I’m surprised that nobody read or edited her official statement and asked her to be a little more diplomatic. What would have been wrong with simply saying, “My doctors told me not to play for at least so-and-so number of days becase my Wimbledon injury”?

Now did he ever think that Lindsay does have to think about other things other than fed cup. Zina Garrison said that Lindsay did everything she could to try and be fit to play and if she didn't want to play she would have bothered and ten years service to the US fed cup team tells me she did want to to play.

lindsayno1
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:41 AM
ah ignore it - these writers just want to write what they want - portray the players in a negative light... we know the truth!

Andrew..
Jul 13th, 2005, 01:34 PM
I still think this is a phantom injury, but okay.

Kelly
Jul 13th, 2005, 01:47 PM
as long as she is fit and healthy i dont care what people write....us open here we come

alibaby
Jul 13th, 2005, 02:17 PM
ah ignore it - these writers just want to write what they want - portray the players in a negative light... we know the truth!
yeah,i see it like you.i think,its absolute rub,that she does not want to play fed-cup,just because she was beaten by a venus,who was that "tad" bit better on that day!!but linny is far too professional,to let the fed slip because of emotional reasons,or something like that!and WHO are we (the columnist,in this case..),not to believe her,that something is truly hurting her??her body is in action for surely at least 20 years!there will come a time,right now,when she is just feeling it!!and whats equally important:she does not owe one little bit to anyone outthere!!she gives us so much pleasure since years!!so,mr peter ?(sorry,forgot the surname,but WHO CARES? :lol: ),think about it!
health and success,linny-baby! :kiss: :kiss: your biggest german fan for years,
stefan

lindsayno1
Jul 13th, 2005, 05:13 PM
its LINDSAY!

Lindsayfan32
Jul 14th, 2005, 12:28 AM
My first thought was to ignore it. But I have to say I agree with you all. but it jacks me off to see Lindsay bagged on unfairly.

Frederic
Jul 14th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Well, I don't care about what people say about Lindsay... I just want Lindsay to be healthy for the us hardcourt season and for the rest of the year as well. Anyway, preparing for the US open is much more important than fed cup. GO Lindsay!!!!

sweet_angel23
Jul 15th, 2005, 09:52 AM
ooohhhh well.....
US Open is more important anyway....