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Ingokoer
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:27 AM
I collect great Lindsay matches with high quality tennis from her from all over the years, but the year that is still missing in my collection is 2002 after her comeback from the knee surgery. So what do you think are her best performances in that year?

What about Zurich 2002 SF against Henin (7-6 7-6). Seemed to be good from what the result looks. Or the final against Schnyder (although Lindsay lost)?

Which matches you consider as the best in 2002?

jimbo mack
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:10 PM
another couple of matches that lindsay played quite well in but lost were the moscow final (lost to maleeva) and the YEC 1st round (lost to seles). lindsay played a pretty good match beating bovina in the quarter-finals of the US Open

Kunal
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:10 PM
dunno bout 2002 but 2005 wimb y finals was amazing even though she lost

hingis-seles
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:13 PM
I don't know about high quality, but the 2002 Zurich SF against Henin was marred with controversy because Henin accussed Davenport of gamesmanship.

cometz9
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:09 PM
mostly the matches where she was leading and then choked it away

2002 Zurich Final Schnyder def. Davenort 6-7 7-6 6-3
2002 Moscow Final Maleeva def. Davenport 5-7 6-3 7-6
2002 YEC Rd1 Seles def. Davenport 3-6 7-6 6-3
2002 LA Final Rubin def. Davenport 5-7 7-6 6-3
2002 Stanford SF Clijsters def. Davenport 4-6 6-4 6-2
2002 Filderstadt QF Clijsters def. Davenport 4-6 6-4 6-3

The Daviator
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:01 PM
mostly the matches where she was leading and then choked it away

2002 Zurich Final Schnyder def. Davenort 6-7 7-6 6-3
2002 Moscow Final Maleeva def. Davenport 5-7 6-3 7-6
2002 YEC Rd1 Seles def. Davenport 3-6 7-6 6-3
2002 LA Final Rubin def. Davenport 5-7 7-6 6-3
2002 Stanford SF Clijsters def. Davenport 4-6 6-4 6-2
2002 Filderstadt QF Clijsters def. Davenport 4-6 6-4 6-3

:sad:

That was such an awful year :(

The Dawntreader
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Losing to maggie and Patty:o :sad:

Lindsay really had a hard time in 02:sad:

On top of that Venus gave Lindsay a bit of a thumping in new haven as well:eek:

The Daviator
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Losing to maggie and Patty:o :sad:

Lindsay really had a hard time in 02:sad:

On top of that Venus gave Lindsay a bit of a thumping in new haven as well:eek:

Venus always gave a thumping to Lindsay when they played in New Haven :lol: She lost 3 finals there to Vee :o

mike/topgun
Dec 5th, 2006, 04:34 PM
I'dn't say that those lost finals were particulary high quality. But you could try some of those:
Zurich quarterfinal win against Clijsters, but the semi was quite a good quality as well.
New Haven SF Vs Nastya - a good performance by Lindsay.
USO SF vs Ree - the second set was great!
Nothing spectacular though. Lindsay was half the player she had been before the knee injury really.

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Wannabeknowitall
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:13 PM
:sad:

That was such an awful year :(

It was a transitional year.
She had to learn how to win again like she will have to do in 2007.

I don't think it's enough time. It took her until really 2004 to get back in the swing of things.
We will see. I really wish she would have played Quebec City.
A win there would have speed up the process somewhat.

serenafan08
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Well Lindsay gave Serena her toughest match at the US Open that year. She led 5-2 in the second set and had three set points at 5-3, but Serena was too tough mentally and won it 6-3, 7-5. It was still a good match though.

The Daviator
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:21 PM
It was a transitional year.
She had to learn how to win again like she will have to do in 2007.

I don't think it's enough time. It took her until really 2004 to get back in the swing of things.
We will see. I really wish she would have played Quebec City.
A win there would have speed up the process somewhat.

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen her play there too, even if it was a tier III, she still would have ended the year on a positive note with a win there...

'07 will be her last season, I hope she takes the 'all guns blazing' approach ;)

The Daviator
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Well Lindsay gave Serena her toughest match at the US Open that year. She led 5-2 in the second set and had three set points at 5-3, but Serena was too tough mentally and won it 6-3, 7-5. It was still a good match though.

Yep, that was a good match, Serena played so well on those sps, two great serves and a FH winner :( That was Serena at her absolute peak, so Linds did quite well I feel ;)

Ingokoer
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Yes i remember these 2 big finals she lost in Zurich and Moscow. It was my first year getting in touch with Lindsay and a fan of Tennis. Thats why her matches of that year are so special for me. I remember in Zurich she seemed quite positiv despite having lost this final, I remember a really nice Interview with a friendly and smiling Lindsay on court (shown at Eurosport) right after the end of the match. That was the moment she impressed me a lot, having lost but being such a great person and giving full credit to her opponent and making the best out of her loss.

What about Moscow? How was her reaction at the handshake at the net and after the match? Was she also that postiv like in Zurich? Can't remember it excactly.

hurricanejeanne
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Yeah, I would have liked to have seen her play there too, even if it was a tier III, she still would have ended the year on a positive note with a win there...

'07 will be her last season, I hope she takes the 'all guns blazing' approach ;)

Agreed on Quebec.
But I guess she just really wanted the season to be over and re evaluate what she wanted out of the sport.

I give up on trying to guess when Lindsay will retire. She will one day, but I'm done guessing what day it will be.

And I also hope she comes out swinging. ;)

mr_burns
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:55 PM
I loved the seles match, it was one of monicas last big wins...great fight and the crowd wasn't that bad, although not full house

Ingokoer
Jul 2nd, 2007, 10:27 AM
Does somebody know if the 2002 Stanford Semi Clijsters-Davenport was broadcasted on TV? Does somebody of you have it on VHS or DVD? I would like to buy that match, because I love the Lindsay-Kim rivalry.

If you have it you could contact me:
Ingokoer@t-online.de

Thanks a lot.