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joaco
Aug 27th, 2002, 09:44 PM
OMG! Have you heard it? One part was SO FUNNY!!!

Lindsay said the bigger signing balls were easier to sign than the small ones. She said she grabbed the big ones from the big amount of kids because they were bigger, round ones, and there was no problem to get a grip at them. Then some interviewer made some Ohhh comment and Lindsay shouted, "Oh Come on! Come on!" grin...

much funnier IRL so just click here, very nice interview:

http://www.usopen.org/news/interviews/f425e81ab9df7a6600256c22000e0d2a.html


Joaco:D :wavey:

GO LINDSAY WIN THE US OPEN FOR YOU AND FOR US!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lindsayfan
Aug 28th, 2002, 09:40 AM
lol :p

Jan
Aug 28th, 2002, 12:33 PM
That was great! Thanks for the interview.

It is so good to have her playing again

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

beckl
Aug 28th, 2002, 02:41 PM
Joaco, did you hear what the comment actually was, i managed (for the first time ever) to get the interview off the site (very big achievement for this computer), but even though i had it on really loud, still couldnt hear what made her laugh so much.

?????
beckl

Kelly
Aug 28th, 2002, 06:10 PM
couldnt hear the questions....anyone got a transcript???

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 28th, 2002, 08:02 PM
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

kazbeee
Aug 28th, 2002, 09:16 PM
I don't understand why some players have transcripts and some don't. Bloody typical that its Lindsay that hasn't had hers written out.

gerhard
Aug 28th, 2002, 09:41 PM
;)

L. DAVENPORT/E. Dyrberg
6-2, 6-1

MODERATOR: Questions for Lindsay.

Q. In general, how do you feel about the way you're hitting the ball?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I feel actually really, really good. I was really excited for the tournament to start. I felt like last week I made huge strides in pretty much every aspect of my game and felt like I started to do things a lot better, it at least came more naturally.
I'm just ready to go. I mean, I've been waiting to play a Grand Slam all year long. It was, you know, a long wait. I feel like this is definitely the freshest I've been going into a US Open, obviously because I haven't played all year. I just was so excited to get it going today.

Q. Those ones that you couldn't play, did you watch any of those on TV? What was it like?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I would watch it. The toughest one I've said all along was Australia because I really held out hope until late December that I'd still be able to go there, even though I wasn't really practicing much, my knee really wasn't cooperating. That was a time when I was in the hospital and coming out of it. The first two weeks after any surgery, the first weak especially, is probably the toughest part. That was when I was watching the Australian Open.
But after that I was fine watching them. I knew I wouldn't be able to compete in most likely either of them, so at that point it was okay.

Q. During a low point, was there a point at which it crossed your mind you might not be back here?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, no. I mean, for about a half hour after I found out I needed surgery, I think I cried the whole drive home. Then I was ready to go. I mean, that was all it took.

Q. I'm doing a story on these big balls that the kids give to you guys to sign. Do you show any favoritism towards those?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, it's so much easier. I always gravitate towards those when there's a group of kids that want an autograph.
The ball is so small, it's hard to get your grip on it. Those, it's big, it's round, no problem.

Q. Isn't it unfair because the rich kids can buy these; the poor kids have the regular ball.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I know. I do try to sign them all.

Q. As someone who saw Corina when she was very sick, can you just describe -- how would you describe the fact that she's going to be playing tonight in a featured match? Does it seem like a small miracle to you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, yeah. I mean, what really surprises me is how great she looks physically. If you look at like her body now, she looks just as strong as before she left. I mean, that must have taken her so long to recover from. I remember being here at The Open last year and she had no muscle, obviously had no hair, was very frail. You see her now, it almost seems like that didn't really happen to her last year. It's really amazing.

Q. Will you watch her match?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'll watch it. I don't know if I'm going to come back out here. I was here at about 9:00 this morning. I don't think I'll stay here all these hours.
But, no, I definitely plan to watch it. I think it should be fun for her. She obviously has nothing to lose. Hopefully she goes out there and plays really well.

Q. How long do you have to go before you reach your 2000 level, your highest level?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I wish I did. But, like I said, I feel like I've gotten better every week. These last few days is actually the best I've practiced since I started coming back.
I don't know. I don't know if that takes, you know, beating a Williams or a very top player to then get me going or if it takes winning some more tournaments. I don't know.
But I'm not there. I definitely have made huge strides getting there.

Q. So your confidence level isn't maybe quite up to where it needs to be for you to beat a Venus or a Serena?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's a lot higher than it was two weeks ago (smiling).
You know, I don't know what happens in the next -- I can't play one of them for 10 or 11 days, however the schedule works out.
I felt like I played at least one good set last week, which was a big improvement from zero in San Diego. You know, I'll look to capitalize, try and work on that.

Q. When you visited with Corina when she was sick, did she talk about getting back here and playing again, or were there times she was talking about her desire to want to live at that point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Didn't really talk about any plans of the future. I mean, that's kind of a weird thing to bring up. When I saw her in the hospital, that was certainly not on my mind or probably on her mind, it was more about getting through each day.
She called me to tell me she was going to start playing again. That wasn't until January or February. I was at home, but I was still on crutches. She said, "Yeah, I'm going to try to come back this summer." That was the first I heard. I never brought it up until she brought it up to me.

Q. Last week you kind of talked about how you were happy to be playing, but you said you had to get past that point. Did a switch flip for you today, "I'm at The Open"?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, it happened after pretty much the first week where I did well and I was like, "Oh, that's a bummer, that's over." I was just happy to be playing, and I did well. There were a lot of expectations that I put back on myself.
But when we got here yesterday, I was really excited. My attitude on the court in practice was one of excitement, happy to be here. It helps so much when you feel like you can practice at a hundred percent and nothing's bothering you. Hopefully that carries over into the matches.

Q. Before Palo Alto, you set your expectations quite low. Things have changed quite a bit. What would be a successful US Open to you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, obviously winning it (laughter). You know, I haven't really thought about what would make me happy. You know, I've seen my little section of the draw, but I haven't looked too far past that. I mean, you know, I know, people have told me.
But I feel like if I keep up a good level of play, I'm a contender. You know, obviously a lot depends on what happens in the draw and who's playing well and who's not. But I'm just going to worry about myself. If I am playing as well as I can, if I play at the level I know I'm capable of, I think I can do very well.

Q. Since you came back, have you had people coming up to you, "We're looking at you to make a challenge to the Williams sisters"?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: A couple people have said that. I just say back to them, "Well, you could have done it when I was gone."
Yeah, I mean, players definitely have said that to me. But, you know, I don't worry about that. I don't look like I'm the one that's supposed to do it. I think there are 126 other players in this draw. The responsibility is shared equally.

Note: The above is a partial transcript.

huh?
Aug 28th, 2002, 10:13 PM
That was funny!....I guess all you people going to the Open know what to buy for Lindsay to autograph!...:D

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 28th, 2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by gerhard
;)
Q. Before Palo Alto, you set your expectations quite low. Things have changed quite a bit. What would be a successful US Open to you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, obviously winning it (laughter). You know, I haven't really thought about what would make me happy. You know, I've seen my little section of the draw, but I haven't looked too far past that. I mean, you know, I know, people have told me.
But I feel like if I keep up a good level of play, I'm a contender. You know, obviously a lot depends on what happens in the draw and who's playing well and who's not. But I'm just going to worry about myself. If I am playing as well as I can, if I play at the level I know I'm capable of, I think I can do very well.



YEAH LINDSAY!!!!! You can do it!!!!!
I knew your confidence would be back.
At least now I know that you really is aiming for that trophy and its good to know that you now believed you can WIN!!!!!!


OK, I'll try to buy a huge ball for our Lindsay to sign in.
OMG, Lindsay is becoming more adorable, she is so funny, sweet and lovable.

Lindsayfan
Aug 28th, 2002, 10:57 PM
big balls are really expensive (at least in Italy),one costs about 20 euros! :eek: 20 euros means 20$ i guess!

gossipcom
Aug 28th, 2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Lindsayfan
big balls are really expensive (at least in Italy),one costs about 20 euros! :eek: 20 euros means 20$ i guess!

They're almost $40 here in Australia - got one @ the Olympics a few years back <g> one day I'll actually get someone to sign it <g>

kazbeee
Aug 29th, 2002, 11:39 AM
I think they were £18 at Wimbledon

joaco
Aug 29th, 2002, 09:22 PM
OMG!!! They are SO expensive, when you guys talk about 20 euros or 18 pounds think poor me:eek:
In Argentina we must multiply that by ...... 3.5 and more.

big balls are really expensive (at least in Italy),one costs about 20 euros! 20 euros means 20$ i guess!

I think they were £18 at Wimbledon

You lucky bastards;) Still, I would definetevely buy one of those for Lindsay to sign it!

Joaco

shirley
Aug 31st, 2002, 10:50 AM
LOL!

RayRob
Aug 31st, 2002, 03:21 PM
A couple of years ago, The Gadget shop where I live was selling a US Open giant tennis ball........and it cost, get this......£32 (UK sterling) that's like about $40 ish. I couldn't tell you how many euros.......i'm not sure of the exchange rate for that :)

I have a medium sized ball for £1 that is signed only by Elena Likhovtseva......I'm hoping to get Lindsay's scrawl on it one day :) I bought a whole load of them a couple of years a go because some kids parents was coming up to me at the DFS to ask where I'd got it from, and at the time I didn't have any spare so now I go there with a couple extra to give to some kid if they want one.

-Rachel :)