View Full Version : US Open Thread for Lindsay has been started

Aug 17th, 2005, 07:26 AM
Just to say that I have started a thread in the Upcoming Tournaments for Lindsay at the US Open. Please guys be positive that she is going to be fit to play and post in there. Thanks.:worship:

Aug 17th, 2005, 01:31 PM
nice one jan!

c'mon lindsay

Aug 17th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Please support the thread in Upcoming Tournaments. They have already started for Kim, Maria, Venus etc. PLEASE;)

Aug 17th, 2005, 08:56 PM

Aug 18th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Jan I have to argee with you let's hope Lindsay is fit to play and gets back firing really really quickly I haven't given up on her winning the US Open. I'm counting on six sleepless nights over that fornight. Then watching her play in final 10:30am on Sunday morning.

Aug 18th, 2005, 04:52 AM
150% support for Lindsay!!!! :bounce:

btw, just wanna share this...i asked my p.e teacher if i could watch the US Open with her in the staff ro0m during lunch time cause of the time difference...and she said yes :bounce: she said we could cheer for Lindsay cause she likes her as well... :angel:

Aug 18th, 2005, 12:59 PM
Lindsay :yeah:

dav abu
Aug 18th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Hope Lindsay stays fit and well and has a great US Open. She won so many more fans with her manner and play at Wimbledon, so many people in Ireland love Lindsay and are behind her all the way-Lindsay adored all over the world!!

foreva lindsay
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:18 PM
150% support for Lindsay!!!! :bounce:

btw, just wanna share this...i asked my p.e teacher if i could watch the US Open with her in the staff ro0m during lunch time cause of the time difference...and she said yes :bounce: she said we could cheer for Lindsay cause she likes her as well... :angel:

thats cool ^^

GO LINDSAY! :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Please support the thread in Upcoming Tournaments. They have already started for Kim, Maria, Venus etc. PLEASE;)

and i started one for Lindsay too...ages ago.... :confused:

Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:09 AM
and i started one for Lindsay too...ages ago.... :confused:

Sorry, did not realise this! Please support both threads guys:D :cool:

Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:03 AM
:angel: God bless u lindsay!! stay fit n healthy.

:devil: kick buttz, giv em hell!! Supports u all the way!!

Aug 22nd, 2005, 09:59 AM
I'd love Lindsay to the win the Open... the finals on my birthday. The semis were on my bday last year though and we all know what happened there. Not a great night!

Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:53 PM
who is going to US Open in NY?
I'll be there the whole first week including the first weekend.

I'll be glad to meet a fellow Lindsay Fan.

Aug 22nd, 2005, 10:13 PM
me i wish!

Aug 22nd, 2005, 10:56 PM
grandslam...can u changed your birthdate just to be sure of a non-repeat..cheers

Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:18 AM
grandslam...can u changed your birthdate just to be sure of a non-repeat..cheers

:haha: yeah, that's a good one :D

Last year I was at work receiving text updates from the semi-finals. I got all excited when Dad text me to say Lindsay won the first set 6-1 :bounce: Then my evening at work turned bad.....:fiery: :bigcry:

To make sure the same doesn't happen this year, I booked the second week of USO off so hopefully I won't have done it for nothing and that there will be something for me to celebrate! :woohoo:

C'mon Lindsay! :bounce:

Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:22 AM
take heaps of photos peeps and have fun!!! :cool:

Aug 31st, 2005, 12:56 AM
Lindsay def. Na li 6-4 6-4!!

tough 1st match but still won in straight sets, now tis is over, its gonna be smooth ride to d final! :bounce:

Aug 31st, 2005, 01:08 AM
Monday's interview... i didn't know they'd done her and interview but it's great!

An interview with:


THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lindsay, please.

Q. Do you normally play a tournament before a Grand Slam?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have many times in the past. I mean, a lot of times a situation presents itself to where you have no choice but to do that. Ideally, with the age I'm at now and my history with injuries, it's not, you know, something I would prefer to do. But I felt like it was more important to play one tournament this summer coming into the US Open than none at all.

Q. So you got through the week without any problems whatsoever?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it was good. I mean, I was really nervous the first match to see like how my back would do and then how it would be the next day, and it was fine. Then I had to play the last three days in a row, and I feel fine today. So I'm happy about that.

Q. Are you doing anything different between matches and tournaments that you haven't done in the last year or so?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I mean, for the last year, I mean, I've travelled with my own physio privately. I've done more treatment all the time. Really, that's really my number one concern. So I've put a huge emphasis on it. I try and, you know, strengthen all my weak points when I can, and keep everything going smoothly as best I can.

Q. Have you ever had a doctor tell you, as even my wife has who's very tall, that you just have too long a back?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: (Laughing). Oh, gosh, I have been told so many things (laughing).
Yeah, I mean, it's not easy being my height. Maybe that's a good excuse, huh (smiling)?

Q. Wear some submarine shoes, make you four inches shorter.

Q. So many people have said to me since Wimbledon that it was a tough loss and matchpoint and so on. They've said, "Gosh, she was so gracious." I said, "What do you expect?" You struck people somehow. I don't know how you felt.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, I will say, I mean, the first few weeks after and even now, I've had more people come up to me over that particular instance than, you know, even winning Slams in the past or whatever. I was joking, I'm like, I had like so many presents and flowers and stuff sent to my house, it's like, "Oh, my God, I feel like someone died or something happened," because it was my husband and I would laugh about it. But I think people were really, I don't know, touched. It was such an emotional match. I don't know.
But I have had many people come up to me and remark about it.

Q. An interesting point, you say it's not easy being your height. Can you cite us any instances when it was difficult? Did you get all your height in one fell swoop, so to speak?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I was just kind of joking there with Bud for saying that. No, I've always growing up, I was always the tallest kid in my class girl, sometimes boys but then obviously as you get older. It seemed like every year I kept growing. My dad is 6'8", so it explains a lot of it there.
But, no, I don't know. I was just kind of remarking that maybe it is a good excuse for all my injuries, being so tall. I don't know if that has probably nothing to do with it, but it sounds good (smiling).

Q. You had an hour with Corina this morning. That was an easy choice to make because you know her so well. When you guys go out to train you know exactly what you want to do out there. Are there certain players you won't practice with, not because you don't like them but because of the way they approach practice? And are there certain players that you really look forward to practicing with and in a sort of general sense, who are those players? What are they like?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: (Laughing). I don't know if I'm going to name any names.

Q. Not names necessarily.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Absolutely, there is a very short list of players that I will practice with. I feel like when I practice, I'm pretty, like, easy going and feel like I, you know you practice with some girls that are like basically giving fists in practice, I'm like, "You've got to be kidding me."
I prefer to go out there and I'd rather enjoy myself with a friend or another player. And some of the girls I practice with are like Corina, Lisa, I practice with Hantuchova sometimes, Amy Frazier. I mean, players that I guess just are a little bit more easy going personality.

Q. What about the intensity level of the practice?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I feel like I do intensely with my coach, and if I need to hit with another girl, then, I don't know, I'd rather just enjoy it. I don't really get that intense playing practice sets.

Q. Pete, for example, was a renowned lousy practice player. He wouldn't make an effort if you were playing points. What about yourself?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't win many practice sets. It's true (smiling).
It's just the way it is. I just kind find myself, like, trying that hard to beat somebody for no reason.

Q. Getting back to the post Wimbledon affection you felt, I was reading something yesterday where you said you got to a stage in your career where you attribute it to just because you've been around so long, people appreciate you more. Do you feel it's that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I mean, the question was presented, Do you think the crowd is more on your side now, and I said absolutely. I mean, I felt obviously more beloved in the States than I would anywhere else in the world. But I think it's natural. I think the crowd always kind of goes for the players that as they get older and who they've seen experience more ups and downs throughout their career and who they come to know a little bit better.
I mean, sure, they like newcomers. But not that I put myself in the same category with them, but, you know, towards the end, Monica was, you know, a fan favorite. In the beginning, I mean, I remember here they were going nuts for her to lose for a couple years.
You know, I think Steffi was always pretty much a favorite. But when she was just dominating there, they were cheering sometimes for whoever she was playing against just to have her lose sometimes.
I don't know. I mean, obviously, I can't speak for any fans and how or why that they would cheer for me now and why they wouldn't before or anything like that. I don't know. Maybe it's I'm older, or maybe they've seen me out there longer, or feel sorry for me, or like me. I don't know what it is (smiling).

Q. Could it be because you mentioned retirement?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It could be. Maybe they feel like they won't see me next year or the next time or not many more times. I don't know.

Q. Where is your thinking on that now?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's really nowhere. I don't have it's not even in my vision to stop. I mean, obviously, it's going to happen sooner or later one day. But while I'm playing well and, you know, if you have chances to win Grand Slams, it's obviously extremely difficult to walk away and feel like you've left anything on the table or unfinished.
So while I'm healthy and playing well, enjoying it, feel like I'm contending, I'm going to keep on playing.

Q. I'm from India. I have a special question. We have a player on the tour, Sania Mirza. Have you heard her? Have you watched her?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've heard about her. I've never seen her play, so it would be wrong for me to really make any comments about her. I'm sorry.

Q. (Inaudible question).
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I met her a couple times right before Wimbledon. There's one grass court around where we play, and she was practicing there before after me. I met her, but I don't know her.

Q. You don't know anything about her game?

Q. Since you did talk about retiring, you had one of the more amazing runs of your career. What do you think that is?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think a lot of it has to do with that. I felt like a couple of wins there gave me a lot of confidence to keep going, and I've kind of sustained that confidence. I feel like I work way harder now than at any point in my career off the court, and I feel like that all of a sudden came into play quite a bit.
And, I don't know, I feel like I enjoy it more now. I don't know if that's because I came to the realization that I might be without it soon, or came to the realization that I better enjoy the last few years, however long they last. I don't know. But it seems like I feel like I handle things a lot better now and have enjoyment now when I travel and go away to play.

Q. Is there any part of you that thinks, "Oh, my God, I could have missed this," if you had retired?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it never I mean, I'm glad obviously thrilled I didn't retire. I was still speaking generally, I wasn't saying like, "I'm going to quit at this point." So I don't know actually how close I got to that point. I mean, I'm ecstatic to still be out here and still be as successful as I am.

Q. Do you think that the intense marketing of Maria Sharapova has made her more vulnerable on a tennis court than she otherwise would be if she hadn't had all that in her life?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have no idea. I know Maria as a competitor and a little bit off the court, and, I mean, I said I think she's handled everything that's come at her way since winning Wimbledon really well. I mean, she's still very young and is a very great player. I think, you know, if she chooses to go down different avenues, it's obviously her choice.
Other players can handle things differently. I'm one who can't handle anything but playing tennis and trying to be married; that's about good enough for me. But, you know, other players have the ability to encompass a lot more.

Q. I believe today you're No. 1 again, so congratulations. But I also seem to recall that in your scope of, you know, priorities, that's not really essential. Could you just talk a little bit about where that ranks in your concerns and what is the most important thing to you now?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, it's so tough. I mean, at this age and at this stage of my career, I think that the ranking is not something I really focus on. Because one of the things that rewards is quantity, and, you know, I've already made it clear, like, I'm going to play when I'm healthy, when it's right. I'm not going to go around and play 17 to 25 tournaments to try and chase this ranking.
So I'm going to play the tournaments that I'm supposed to play. If I do well and end up ranked a certain number, that's fine for me. But I think you'll find if you look, a lot of girls play a lot more tournaments than I do. And if it comes down to that, I'm not going to win.
For me, I try to focus on the quality that I can bring to each tournament that I enter. And, I mean, I put in a huge effort to try and win a Grand Slam again. I've gotten close twice this year and it hasn't happened, so I just keep plugging away in hopes that that will happen. Other than that, I take a lot of pride in always being a consistent performer and hope that that keeps going.

Aug 31st, 2005, 01:08 AM
BTW.... i did not like AT ALL the way she played today against Na Li. Did she play like this against Mauresmo last week??


Aug 31st, 2005, 08:28 AM
"I had like so many presents and flowers and stuff sent to my house, it's like, "Oh, my God, I feel like someone died or something happened," because it was my husband and I would laugh about it. But I think people were really, I don't know, touched. It was such an emotional match."

:lol: :angel:

foreva lindsay
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:34 PM
Lindsay :yippee:

Sep 1st, 2005, 06:18 PM
She won her second round match! Anyone saw it?

Sep 1st, 2005, 06:31 PM
:bigclap: easy victory, well done Lindsay!

Sep 1st, 2005, 07:44 PM
She played well today, her serve was coming together nicely:)

Sep 1st, 2005, 09:07 PM

Sep 2nd, 2005, 06:57 AM
She played well today, her serve was coming together nicely:)

well her second serve it.... that was excellent. first serve was pants. 49% of first serves in....

at least she only had 2 double faults.

Sep 2nd, 2005, 10:44 AM
her ace to double faults ratio was good, but 1st serve % is too low, i'll like to see it kept over 60% in her nxt match.

foreva lindsay
Sep 2nd, 2005, 10:49 AM
She won her second round match! Anyone saw it?

yeah i did :dance:

Sep 4th, 2005, 05:34 AM
Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Lindsay Davenport (USA)[2] def Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)[32]
6-3 6-2

1st Serve % improved to 60%, alot more winners but also alot of unforced errors..abit more finetuning befor playin against the top 10 plzzz!
nxt match against Dechy, good luck linds!

foreva lindsay
Sep 4th, 2005, 05:04 PM
:bounce: go lindsay!!

Sep 4th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Nice match from Lindsay!! Was really IMPRESSED by her movility on court. She was getting some balls back I would've never thought she would. Did u guys notice that? Do u think it was Anabel's low ball speed OR really the fact that Lindsay's moving much better.



Sep 5th, 2005, 10:20 AM
ild love to answer that, cept i didnt get to see d match, wont be seeing lindsay unless she makes it to d semis! stupid aussie free2air tv><

Sep 5th, 2005, 10:56 AM
let the "tower of power"stand strong,linni-baby!! :kiss: it would be so great if you could pull it off,after that historical wimbly match!!i believe in you!! :kiss: :kiss:

Sep 5th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Definitely her movement was FANTASTIC. She was running down everything! She was definitely up and down with her mood AND her shots during the match.

Even though her second serve % improved, some of the first serve misses were just awful! LOL.

Natalie shouldn't be too much of a problem, neither should "WOK" girl or Schnyder! Unless Justine or Amelie plays AMAZING tennis i think it's a bit of a walk to the Final.

Sep 5th, 2005, 05:45 PM
Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Lindsay Davenport (USA)[2] def Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[15]6-0 6-3

:yeah: very good performance from lindsay 2day, stats wise!
with 71% 1st serves in, 7 aces only 1 double and massive 30winners to only 8 UFEs, winning d match in 57min!