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debopero
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:41 AM
It would be nice to have one of the vets back! :sad:

Dave.
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Not if she keeps getting injured at the best times to get points (Wimbledon :o :o :o)

Linds has had some great wins (Jankovic, Dementieva, Ivanovic, Zvonareva, Bartoli to name a few) but hasen't really had a big run at a big tournament. I still think she is one of the best players on tour and will only lose to the top players, but her ranking won't get back up there unfortunately.

Slutati
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Not if she keeps getting injured at the best times to get points (Wimbledon :o :o :o)

Linds has had some great wins (Jankovic, Dementieva, Ivanovic, Zvonareva, Bartoli to name a few) but hasen't really had a big run at a big tournament. I still think she is one of the best players on tour and will only lose to the top players, but her ranking won't get back up there unfortunately.
:lol::p

Yes, she can:banana:

Craig.
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:47 AM
I hope so. I'd love to see her back at the top. Provided she's healthy (injury seems to be an issue right now), I think only the top top players can beat her.

MH0861
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:48 AM
Technically yes, she still has the game, but I've lost my faith in her staying healthy long enough to actually do so.

DavenportForever
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:51 AM
I love Lindsay Davenport, but as of late she has been plagued with injury :(. So right now, I don't know if she can get back to the top of the game. She has beaten Ivanovic, Dementieva, Jankovic and what not. But I have yet to see her win a "big" tournament. She did beat those top players but end up losing later (4th round) in tournaments. So I hope so, but for me I don't think she will.

ASP0315
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:51 AM
as much i like her but i think it is time for her to retire and make room for younger generation.

DA FOREHAND
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:53 AM
fraid not bartoli is a great win?

Dave.
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:54 AM
:lol::p

Yes, she can:banana:

:ras:

If Tati had actually been around recently, Linds would have got her too :hug:

Volcana
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:04 AM
#1? No.
Top Eight? Capable of beating anyone? Yes.

Slutati
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:09 AM
:ras:

If Tati had actually been around recently, Linds would have got her too :hug:
Not true:ras:

dybbuk
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:12 AM
I don't think so. She is obviously a top 10 player when playing well, even still. She doesn't play much though, and even playing as little as she does, she still manages to get injured. I don't think she can stay healthy enough to make up for her lack of tournament play. Top 20 is most IMO.

With that said, if she can stay healthy from now until the end of the year, she can easily string some results together to get back into the lower reaches of the top 10. That's of course a big "if" with her though.

LindsayRulz
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Can she? Yes.

Will she? I don't think so. She can beat anyone on a good day, but staying healthy is an important factor if you want to reach the top and Lindsay hasn't been lucky with unjuries since her comeback.

danieln1
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:52 AM
It will depend on injury, if she´s healthy she can be a top 10 player without a doubt... just look at the few tournaments she´s played and she´s almost top 20 by now

slamchamp
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:54 AM
I don't think so, her body won't resist

Lindsayfan32
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:00 AM
I've read all of the posts in this thread and agree with them all. I don't think Lindsay will get back to the top but she's been highly competive during her comeback and has far from disgraced herself by coming back. But with the recent talk I would say Lindsay will annouce her retirement after the US open. I hope she has a great run at the olympics and stays healthy as this is the main thing she came back for.

cheo23
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Omg, I would JUST love to see Lindsay play against Venus/SErena, that would just be :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Pasta-Na
Jul 9th, 2008, 05:15 AM
it depends if her baby naughty or not.

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:00 AM
Davenport is still capable of beating the occasional top 10 player. But she is not in any way at her age and physical condition and circumstances still capable of returning to the top 10 herself. I am sure Davenport herself is aware of that fact, as are all her fans who have more than one brain cell.

It is good that Davenport is still playing and says a lot of very positive things about her as a player and a person. I hope she continues to get satisfaction and enjoyment from the game. Frankly, I think her fans should just be glad she is still around, but expecting her to perform anything like she did in her glory years is just completely unrealistic.

Brooklyn90
Jul 9th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Isn't she only playing the Olympics and Us Open?