View Full Version : Are there Davenport wannabe on the tour?

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:25 AM
what does it mean to be a Lindzay wanna be,
i guess that means anyone who lacks speed
but has the power to blow people away......
Casanova and Safina seem to be in that category,
and are there anyone else who play
similarily as Lindzsey?

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:28 AM
Mirjana is a Lindsay wannabe;)

But I still think Lindsay has more talent, afterall she was even in the top 10 at times when she was moving at her worst also in 94-96

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:32 AM
What about Alexandra Stevenson?

Tatiana Panova
Oct 14th, 2002, 10:09 AM
Marie Gaille Mickaelian is a Davenport wannabe!

Mercury Rising
Oct 14th, 2002, 10:11 AM
I think "wannabe" is a bad word for this.

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:26 AM
how about davenport style of play ... sounds better!! :)

Oct 14th, 2002, 11:54 AM
Jelena Dokic - Davenport with 95% of the power and 50% of the serve.

Oct 14th, 2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Volcana
Jelena Dokic - Davenport with 95% of the power and 50% of the serve.


Oct 14th, 2002, 01:23 PM
At Wimbledon, Laura Granville was described as having a "poor mans version" of Davenport's game. She has a good serve, huge flat groundstrokes, good volleys on the rare occasion she moves up there...and she NEVER SMILES! Sheesh, I've never seen anybody look so unhappy getting to the 4th round of Wimbledon..she doesn't even smile in doubles.:rolleyes:

Oct 14th, 2002, 02:38 PM
Mikaelian and Casanova,i guess.but i dont think they'll reach same Lindsay's results...

Oct 14th, 2002, 04:46 PM
Petra Mandula
Iroda tulyaganova

a lot of power but no mobility whatsoever! like Lindsay 5-6 years ago!

Oct 14th, 2002, 06:00 PM
Among these people,
who do you guys think will come
closest to Lindsay's success........?
IMO, Casanova has shown herself to
be one of the top contender by upsetting Henin,
so maybe, i mean just maybe, she can be the next
Lindsay Davenport on tour.
What do you guys think?

Oct 14th, 2002, 06:06 PM

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:35 PM
Daniela has the Lindsay type game, though she moves much better. Clean, hard groundies

Go Daniela! Great effort this week! :bounce: :bounce:

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:42 PM
uhm...Lindsay 5/6 years ago was in top 10,i dont see Tulyaganova,mandula or casanova in top 10...

Oct 14th, 2002, 07:50 PM
Laura isn't slow at all!:confused:
Sveta K., Myriam C., MGM, and Dinara all have Lindsay's game, but I think Dinara moves better and will move better as she grows into her body more.

The Dokic analasys was perfect!:D

Oct 14th, 2002, 08:09 PM
Dokic moves a lot better than Lindsay

Oct 14th, 2002, 09:40 PM
i would say that Dokic is Davenport with 75% of power and 50% of serve.

Oct 14th, 2002, 09:52 PM
Elena Bovina is a carbon copy of Davenport that makes more errors, also she makes an aeer! noise

Oct 14th, 2002, 10:39 PM
I'd have said hantuchova as well, just for the swinging arms.
i don't think the new players (e.g. MARIE-GAIANE MIKAELIAN, because that's what she's called) really play like linzi. there's more copies of kim clijsters these days...

Oct 14th, 2002, 11:53 PM
Lindsay might have been in the top10 in 96 but she used to move like an elephant at that time !! Mandula and tulyaganova move the same way!

Oct 15th, 2002, 12:33 AM
Go iroda!!

Oct 15th, 2002, 03:10 AM
Jlenea is lindsay with 90% of her power, 200 % her movement, and sadly 50% hger serve but shes working on it ;)

Oct 15th, 2002, 04:49 AM
Laura is not one bit like Lindsay.

Iroda is neither.

Dawn Marie
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:20 AM
Jelena is nothing like Lindsay nor is Daniela. LMAO

Alex heck no. She has a one hand backhand and slices. Lindsay doesn't have that.


Tall lanky like to stand and hit winners.

Oct 15th, 2002, 05:25 AM
mirjana? maybe she's changed but didn't she use to be quick around the court?

E. Blackadder
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:34 AM
Mikaelian without a doubt. I seen her play in Antwerp and her game is so like Davenports

Oct 15th, 2002, 05:59 AM
Petra Mandula is the spitting image of Lindsay Davenport, IMO! Well, besides the success.

Oct 15th, 2002, 06:06 AM
Jeff, you are so right