View Full Version : Go Lindsay!Complete your career Grand Slam here!

Apr 28th, 2003, 03:06 PM

Apr 28th, 2003, 08:58 PM
Good Luck Lindsay Leech!

Apr 29th, 2003, 05:39 PM

This is the completion of your grandslam collection!!!

Apr 29th, 2003, 09:37 PM
Go Lindsay!Prove them that u can win also on clay! :bounce:

Apr 30th, 2003, 08:29 AM

I am with you all the way on this, Val.

:worship: :cool: :worship: :bounce: :wavey:

Apr 30th, 2003, 09:51 PM
Again!!!! First Grandslam as a wife!!!!!!!


May 2nd, 2003, 08:04 AM
Again!!!! First Grandslam as a wife!!!!!!!


That would be absolutely brilliant - Come on Lindsay - Go for it!
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

May 2nd, 2003, 10:48 PM
Goooo Lindsay! I hope it will be a better tournament for you, than this years AO...
:bounce: GO :bounce: GO :bounce:GO :bounce:

May 3rd, 2003, 09:39 AM
yeah good Luck Lindsay,you can do it!just believe in urself,play with your heart and you'll win! :) :) :)

May 5th, 2003, 07:23 PM
Good Luck Lindsay, in you 1st Grand slam as a wife :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 7th, 2003, 01:02 PM
Lindsay, please complete your grand slam here, this year
Lets Go at Roland Garros
:cool: :wavey: :worship: :bounce:

May 7th, 2003, 10:45 PM
I cant wait till Lindsay whip all their Ass!!!!!!


May 9th, 2003, 06:46 PM
Good Luck Lindsay :) :bounce:

May 11th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Good Luck Lindsay! http://mindscraps.com/s/kao/otn/ptennis.gif

May 12th, 2003, 08:24 AM
Lindsay, please make this title yours and a complete Grand Slam

May 13th, 2003, 09:11 AM

May 13th, 2003, 01:36 PM
Lindsay, Good Luck at Roland Garros in 2003
:cool: :worship:

May 15th, 2003, 12:39 PM
Lindsay, Good Luck at Roland Garros in 2003
:cool: :worship:
:bounce: :bounce:

May 16th, 2003, 12:54 PM
Lindsay - Lets complete that Grand Slam this year
Lindsay for the Roland Garros title
:worship: :cool: :bounce: :wavey:

May 18th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Come on Lindsay for the 2003 French Open title.

Good Luck Lindsayhttp://

May 19th, 2003, 07:17 AM
I cant wait!!!! I wanna see u play!!!!!!

Grandslam completion in a week time!!!!!!

May 19th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Do hope she is fit enough to play RG now she has pulled out of Madrid due to the hamstring injury. This is bad luck.

Come on Lindsay, get fit for RG please............ :cool:

May 19th, 2003, 04:24 PM
quite a few people with lindsay-avatars in here, how strange... ;)

good luck to lindsay, it would be so great for her to complete the grand slam. :D

May 19th, 2003, 08:01 PM
Bonne chance LINDSAY!!! :bounce: :bounce:

May 19th, 2003, 11:20 PM

May 20th, 2003, 08:15 AM

May 21st, 2003, 01:04 PM
Pleas get fit and play here and win Lindsay

That would be :cool:

May 22nd, 2003, 01:09 PM
:cool: :wavey:

May 22nd, 2003, 08:34 PM
Grandslam completion for Lindsay in just days now.


May 22nd, 2003, 08:46 PM
:bounce: in bocca al lupo LINDSAY! :bounce:

May 23rd, 2003, 06:38 AM



May 23rd, 2003, 11:30 AM
Where is the draw?? I am getting so impatient!
Go Lindsay :bounce: :worship:

May 23rd, 2003, 12:16 PM
GooD LucK Lindsay!

May 23rd, 2003, 12:32 PM
Lindsay vs qualifier in 1-st round
2-nd the winner of tulyaganova-an.serra zanetti match
3-rd possibly dechy
4-th dokic/Martinez
5-th Clijsters
6-th V Williams/Capriati/seles
final Serena/henin/mauresmo

May 23rd, 2003, 12:50 PM
Clijsters in quarter will be very tough!neway Lindsay can reach the quarters,c'mon LIndsay do it!
:D :D :D

May 23rd, 2003, 12:57 PM
If she can get passed Kim she can beat Venus, Jen or Monica. Kim is the one to beat apart from Tulyaganova in the 2nd round who usually causes her bother.

Go Lindsay
You can do it

May 23rd, 2003, 01:53 PM
C'mon Lindsay:bounce:

May 23rd, 2003, 05:03 PM
I just hate it had to be Kim.
She is my second fave.
Anyways, I hope Lindsay win over Kim this time.
If she does that, she could win the whole thing.

May 23rd, 2003, 05:07 PM
Do you really believe Lindsay can beat Kim on clay after what we have seen on european clay courts this year?.................................

May 23rd, 2003, 05:07 PM
Kim is ur second fave?after all times she beat Lindsay? :eek:


May 23rd, 2003, 05:09 PM
no Luxas,i dont think Lindsay can beat Kim right now-specially on clay.the only surface on which Lindsay can,is grass.on indoor lindsay can have an edge,but on hardcourt and more on clay I dont think Lindsay can.
neway I hope with all my heart to be wrong.pls Lindsay prove me wrong! ;)

May 23rd, 2003, 05:20 PM
FUCK anyone but kim :sad: :mad: but you can do it linds :) :bounce:

May 23rd, 2003, 05:25 PM
I dont take Lindsay loses to kim personally.
They are players out there that needs to fight and win. I still believed though that Lindsay is the better player between them, Lindsay just needs to believed it. Lindsay just needs to focus more on her game. In all of their matches Lindsay is the one dictating their play, Linds just needs to be patient to wait for opportunity to hit winners because Kim is getting all the balls back no matter what.

Go Lindsay!!!! You can do it!!!!
Grandslam Completion!!!!!!

May 23rd, 2003, 05:28 PM
Also, I believed Lindsay's new coach is helping her sustaining her self in long rallies and that will help her on clay. He used to be Marissa Irvins coach and Marissa used to win long rallies in her games specially when I watch her before vs Serena.

I just have a good vibes on her new coach.

May 24th, 2003, 07:54 AM
i like adam too,he reminds me of a person I love a lot.. :angel:

GO LINDSAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 24th, 2003, 09:53 AM
Lindsayyy :D please do your best here :) we believe in you!!!

May 24th, 2003, 12:57 PM
Kim is ur second fave?after all times she beat Lindsay? :eek:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo OMG NEVER!!!!!!!!
I don't like her:devil:

May 24th, 2003, 01:03 PM
I believed that Lindsay must win Amelia Island final against Dementieva but after match I was shocked for a week...I don't know what to think about chances at RG. But I know that motivating and 100% playing Lindsay can beat anyone!!!But are we going to see this Lindsay at RG?:rolleyes:.......

May 24th, 2003, 01:07 PM
BTW is Lindsay in Paris already????

May 24th, 2003, 01:29 PM

The Davenport Roadshow hits Paris

May 24th, 2003, 03:54 PM
yes she is in paris-a poster met her yesterday and said she looks in a good shape.

May 24th, 2003, 03:56 PM
yes she is in paris-a poster met her yesterday and said she looks in a good shape.
WOW great!
Go Lindsay!:bounce::kiss::hearts:

May 24th, 2003, 05:06 PM

May 24th, 2003, 08:49 PM

May 24th, 2003, 08:51 PM

May 25th, 2003, 10:29 AM
Lindsay is supposed to play on tuesday.i've read in an other thread that the bottom half plays on tuesday.so Lindsay has 1 day more to practise!


May 25th, 2003, 12:25 PM
Viva Lindsay! Good Luck girl :)

May 25th, 2003, 12:56 PM
Just popping in (again) to wish Good Luck to Lindsay!

Good Luck against Wynne!

Take the title. You've got the ability

May 25th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Is Lindsay playing in the ladies doubles?

May 25th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Lindsay is the best!!!
Use your powerful groundstrokes, serves,
returns and you'll defeat any tennis player!!


May 25th, 2003, 06:36 PM
Kim is ur second fave?after all times she beat Lindsay? :eek:


Couldn't agree more, but Kim is such a nice person...

Is Lindsay playing doubles? What poster said he/she had met her? What did he/she say??


May 25th, 2003, 10:14 PM
joaco,she just said that her hamstring is fine and that she's practising a lot.the poster who met her is called Kutikis&Monica and he writes a reportage every day,u can check it ;)

May 25th, 2003, 10:17 PM
Couldn't agree more, but Kim is such a nice person...

if she is a nice person,why she's Hewitt girlfriend? :devil: he is a very rude boy...

May 25th, 2003, 11:10 PM
GooD LucK Lindsay!!!!!:bounce:

May 26th, 2003, 10:01 AM
if she is a nice person,why she's Hewitt girlfriend? :devil: he is a very rude boy...

:devil: :D


May 26th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Good Luck Lindsay:)

May 26th, 2003, 10:51 PM
Lindsay was just interviewed by italian tv! Here what she said! ;)

"I feel great,physically and mentally.physically i'm in a great shape,probably my best form ever :eek: and also mentally i feel very good,i'm fresh.i cant wait to play my first match here,i didnt play for ages so i'm so excited to be back at Roland Garros!Right now the level of women's tennis is very high,there r lots of players who can win this tourney,i see mauresmo very well and also clijsters.Clay isnt my best surface but i know that if i'm fit,i can play good on every surface and i can challenge all players.here is more difficult for my kind of game,and also cos i didnt play any european events and i'm sorry for that.i'd love to have played 1 event before this..but when i played on american green clay i played good so i'm confident i can do well here too.Of course is difficult to win this tourney for me,but i'm not going to give up...i wanna try,have fun and play my best tennis.i'm really excited!"


May 27th, 2003, 07:14 AM
a big bump cos Lindsay plays in few hours!!

goo LINDSAYYYYY!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:

May 27th, 2003, 11:51 AM

May 27th, 2003, 01:17 PM
Not long before Lindsay will be on court now. Costa's match went into a 4th set and knowing him it could go into a 5th and that will make us have to wait longer.

So pleased Lindsay is excited and keen to play at RG. Wynne is a good player so it could be a difficult 1st round encounter but Lindsay can do it.

Go Lindsay and Good luck

May 27th, 2003, 02:32 PM
Lindsay just won the first set 6-2 - I'm watching the IBM real-time scoreboard.

Lindsay's 1st serve % not high 52% so far but she has won 92% of the ones that have gone in!

Go Lindsay!

-Rachel :wavey:

May 27th, 2003, 02:41 PM
Go Lindsay, 6-2, 4-0 so far.....

May 27th, 2003, 02:48 PM

6-2, 6-0

Next, opponant = Tulyaganova! :o

We know you can do it!

BTW, aren't eurosport nice?! They showed only the last game of Lindsay's match :rolleyes:

-Rachel :)

May 27th, 2003, 02:58 PM
Congrats Lindsay-great match!
27 winners 21 UE's 2 aces 3 DF's
winning % of 1-st serve:18 of 20 = 90 %
And it was the quickest match of the tournament so far-only 42 minutes:bounce:
Go Lindsay!!!!!!

May 27th, 2003, 02:59 PM
yeah,eurosport coverage was about 1 minute:)better than nothing:)

May 27th, 2003, 03:11 PM
I missed that 1 game, I gave up watching thinking they won't show any:(

Well Done Lindsay:)

May 27th, 2003, 03:55 PM
It's a pretty great game you missed there Nikki ;)

May 27th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Well Done Lindsay!!!!
Its good to see her attitude and her physical conditions, I starting more to believed that She will Win French and will beat anyone who stand in her way.

Your the QUEEN!!!

May 27th, 2003, 05:39 PM
from the interview after first round match at RG:
Q. Eastbourne and Wimbledon for preparation for the grass?
so Lindsay want to play at Eastbourne
Go Lindsay!!!

May 27th, 2003, 06:45 PM
Great win for Lindsay today :bounce:

Good Luck v Iroda!

and Lindsay is playing the ladies doubles with Lisa. They are seeded Number 3 and play Caroline Dhenin and Lubomira Bacheva in the 1st round

May 27th, 2003, 07:39 PM
Win both singles and doubles titles here,Lindsay!

May 27th, 2003, 08:42 PM
I hope Lindsay decides definatly to Eastbourne soon as I will buy tickets if she does.

Go Lindsay:)

May 27th, 2003, 09:52 PM
congrats on your easy 1st round win, linzi! :D

May 27th, 2003, 11:31 PM
GooD LucK my babe against Tulyaganova!:kiss:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 28th, 2003, 01:16 AM
my best wishes Lindsay!! Hope you can play your best tennis! I can't wait to see you play, i haven't seen you since the AO!!!!!!!

Lindsay :hearts: :kiss:


May 28th, 2003, 03:29 AM



May 28th, 2003, 03:31 AM
from RG.org


Capriati, Davenport looking like elite players again
By Matthew Cronin
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

2001 Roland-Garros champion Jennifer Capriati and former semi finalist Lindsay Davenport looked at the world and their own prospects brightly after scoring impressive first round victories on Tuesday.

After getting off to as a slow start, the seventh-seeded Capriati overwhelmed South Africa's Joannette Kruger 6-2 6-1.

Flying about the court and cracking groundstroke winners to the corners, 2001 champion Roland-Garros champion Capriati, crushed nine forehand winners, six outright return of serve winners and converted all five of her break point chances.

"I didn't really feel that nervous in the beginning," Capriati said. "I was just surprised I was making errors. But, even though you don't feel it, I think automatically, first round of the Grand Slam, you feel tighter than usual. The balls were a little bit heavy. They didn't seem that way in practice. Then I just started to loosen up. I definitely played better."

Capriati, who won the title here two years ago, has fallen to No7 in the rankings and hasn't won a tournament since the 2001 Australian Open. No lover of the spotlight, Capriati said she feels more at ease this year than last.

"Last year, I was the defending champion. I just maybe had a little more pressure on myself," she said. "I always want to do well. I feel like I'm still working just the same fitness-wise. The difference, the last few tournaments, I've had someone on the road with me the whole time, so that will help. I feel fresher coming into this tournament this year than last year. Maybe I was a little bit tired last year. I feel like I'm a little bit the underdog again."

Flying a bit below the radar is a position that Capriati is most comfortable with. She doesn't love the lights of Hollywood like Serena Williams does or like to be front and center debating WTA Tour politics like Davenport does. While she cherished holding the No1 ranking, the three-time Grand Slam champion wasn't thrilled with all the obligation that went along with it.

"My record shows that. I guess automatically I put more pressure on myself. I don't like so much attention. You know, everyone's all eyes on me, sort of like, 'What is she going to do now? Can she keep it up?' Blah, blah, blah. So I like it better when things are more quiet. But if I get to that position again, I think I'll handle it a little differently, not really care, but enjoy being at the top position."

Since winning the '01 Aussie Open, Capriati has lost countless close three-set matches to elite players, including her titanic defeat to eventual champion Serena Williams here last year.

"I played well in spurts," she said. "I couldn't keep it up. I think I'm fitter this year at this time than I was last year. In the third set, once I lost that second, I think mentally and physically I was just so drained that she ran away with it."

With Serena suffering two recent losses, Capriati believes that this Grand Slam is more wide open than others have been previously.

"I definitely think it's very open this year," she said. "The Williams sisters have seemed a little more vulnerable, and the other players have been playing a lot better, too. Kim is on a roll. She's playing some great tennis. The others, Henin, Mauresmo, I think everyone's maturing also," said the American, who will play Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli in the second round.

For her part, Davenport tore apart Indonesia's Wynne Prakusya 6-2 6-0. Playing in her first tournament since her marriage to former American collegiate standout Jon Leach last month, Davenport played a heady, powerful contest, cracking 10 forehand winners, eight backhand winners and committing only 18 unforced errors.

"I thought I played fine," said Davenport, who will play Iroda Tulyaganova in the next round. "We didn't have a lot of long rallies that probably would have helped me more. I'm happy I didn't struggle. And my shots were working after the first few games of getting some cobwebs off. I have a tough second round match. I'm going to have to be ready to go."

Davenport didn't pick up a racket during her early April honeymoon in Hawaii and pulled out of last week's tournament in Madrid. Still, the three-time Grand Slam champion won't be lying down for the competition here.

"I've been practicing hard and well and working out very hard," she said. "In that regard, I was hopeful. As far as expectation wise, I made the decision to get married and enjoy it and it's never going to be one I'm going to regret. I didn't think my husband would like it if on my honeymoon, I was pushing him off to the practice court. It probably wouldn't have gone over too well."

A semi finalist here in 1998, former No1 Davenport has won only one tournament since returning from knee surgery last summer. But the sixth seed still feels she's capable of maintaining her elite status, despite the fact that the word's top four players - "the Williams sisters, Clijsters and Henin" - are all at least four years younger than she is.

"I still feel like I can play well," she said. "I wouldn't have come if I felt I wasn't going to going to be able to play at all. But the game is in me. It's just getting used to constructing points. I still feel like I'm a great player and can do well here. I don't feel like I've ever been in this good a shape in my whole career."

May 28th, 2003, 06:51 AM
Yeahhh!!! :D Great Win Lindsaay Baby!!! :D

May 28th, 2003, 01:50 PM
:worship: :cool:

May 28th, 2003, 06:26 PM
Lindsay/Lisa currently playing doubles.

Serving for the match @ 6-4, 6-5 having been 2-5 down in the second :eek: GO GIRLS!

-Rachel :bounce:

May 28th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Lindsay was serving for the match - into a second set tie-breaker :o

GO Lindsay/Lisa!

May 28th, 2003, 06:48 PM
it was 1-5 in the second set and 3-6 in the tiebreak and now is 12-11 and...????!????

May 28th, 2003, 06:54 PM
I know, I'm watching the Real Time score board and it has been on 12-11 for about 10mins! :o

I can't go buy food until the match is over! Perhaps my parents may find a skeleton starring at the computer screen if that score stays the same :eek:

May 28th, 2003, 06:55 PM
......all the other score boards seem to be changing :o

May 28th, 2003, 07:19 PM
they won 13-11 in the tiebreak:)
I saw result in "completed matches" section:)

May 28th, 2003, 07:20 PM
Lindsay plays tomorrow first match on centre court so we will see her on eurosport for sure:)

May 28th, 2003, 07:22 PM
I hope she will not be tired after this doubles match:)!

May 28th, 2003, 07:24 PM
GooD LucK Lindsay against Tulyaganova!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 28th, 2003, 09:25 PM
Go Luck Lindsay for tomorrow:)

May 28th, 2003, 10:02 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

i won't be able to see it because i have to work :mad:

i hope they show loads of highlights, but most of all i wish Lindsay sends

Iroda AAAAALLLL the way back to uzbekistan :bounce: :bounce:

May 29th, 2003, 02:07 AM
The match today will boost her confidence because they were able comeback from behind in the second set. She was even the one who serves for the set. I hope she is already mentally ready for a BIG WIN in RG.

Come on Lindsay, everybody knows you can do it.

May 29th, 2003, 09:06 AM
Congrats for the doubles results - every match is going to build her confidence! Go Lindsay (and lisa in dubs). I will have to tape the match if Eurosport show it - but I will be watching the real-time score board live from the MAC computers at UNI.

I might be able to take a couple of mins out to post a message :)

-Rachel :wavey:

May 29th, 2003, 11:33 AM
Lindsay won second round match against Tulyaganova 7-5;6-1.It was 3-1 for Lindsay in the first set then 3-4:eek:and 4-5 and 0-40:eek:but then Lindsaysaved 3 set points, won 5 straight points and won that game and took last two and whole set 7-5.
In second set Tulyaganova played the worst tennis I have ever seen I think-every ball she hit was out of the court or in the net!And it was pretty fast from 1-1 to 6-1:)
Congrats Lindsay!
But Lindsay played poorly-without first serve:(and her movenent:eek::rolleyes:reallly bad!She didn't remind me that Lindsay from Charleston and Amelia Island!sooo....LINDSAY GO TO THE PRACTISE COURTS!!!!:bounce:

May 29th, 2003, 11:47 AM
what a match! :eek: :(

Congrats, but come on Lindsay, better play in the next round!!!


May 29th, 2003, 12:16 PM
I think Lindsay was tired after yesterday's doubles marathon match -she looked like at Amelia Island final:(

May 29th, 2003, 12:21 PM
Lindsay has 94 points right now going into the third round

May 29th, 2003, 12:35 PM
next 80 points for beating Dechy and qualifying for the last 16!:)

May 29th, 2003, 01:53 PM
OMG Look at this:
interview after 2-nd round win:
Q. Where was your serve today?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It was still in Amelia Island. I'm hoping it's coming back here soon (laughter).
It's on its way, I think.

May 29th, 2003, 03:20 PM
from www.frenchopen.org

May 29th, 2003, 03:33 PM
Where are you Lindsay's fans???It is not only my thread!:sad:

May 29th, 2003, 03:36 PM
from www.yahoo.com

May 29th, 2003, 03:38 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030529/capt.1054208533france_tennis_french_open_rog114.jp g
from www.yahoo.com

May 29th, 2003, 04:30 PM
u r not only! I was watching RG all day long!LOL
I saw Lindsay's match,she played so and so but still she was able to win quite easily.I was scared of Iroda,cos they always had big fights in the past.
Now she'll play Dechy and hopefully they'll put it on Central Court again :angel:
Dechy just said that Lindsay isnt as consistent as she was 2/3 years ago so she can beat her. LMAOOO!! :p

C'mon Lindsay,kick her french ass! :D :D :D

May 29th, 2003, 04:45 PM
Head to Head:

Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) vs Nathalie DECHY (FRA)

1997 Australian Open Hard (O) 128 Lindsay DAVENPORT 4-6 6-1 6-1
1999 New Haven Hard (O) 16 Lindsay DAVENPORT 6-4 6-2

Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) leads 2 : 0

many years passed since their last meeting but Lindsay said in her interview (see my next post) that she never played Dechy!! :eek:

May 29th, 2003, 04:49 PM
Lindsay's interview! Nice as always! :kiss:

Q. You talked the other day, you mentioned you were a little concerned about playing her. She was a pretty tough opponent for a second round, right?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: The last two times we've played were very close. I thought the clay would probably favor her even more than that. But I don't think either one of us played as well as we have in the past matches.
I think it wasn't a very high, high level of play out there (smiling). It was one of those days where you're lucky your opponent doesn't play great, and you're lucky to get through and you're happy to get through. Just kind of did what I had to do to win that match.

Q. Once you won the first set it seemed like you loosened up.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I did. I mean, I started playing a little bit better. I felt in the beginning we were having very short rallies, it was either one or two balls. I didn't feel like I had the ability to keep, you know, four or five, six balls in, which you need to do in clay.
Started to build the points a little bit better. You know, another big thing was just making some first serves. Getting stuck hitting way too many second serves. I was able the last few service games to be able to win some points on my first serves and get them in.

Q. Back in the days when you were playing Arantxa on clay, those balls on or near the baseline used to drive you nuts. Today in the sixth game of the second set, you win that game with a half volley off the baseline, maybe you couldn't have hit that in the past. What about your development on clay?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: On clay, you get some bad bounces, and some balls you've really got to pick up, you know, kind of hand-eye.
I think just my attitude in general about balls coming back and where they are has gotten better. I'm able to maneuver a little bit better around and kind of use my body a little bit to flick the balls back. You know, clay is tough. If a ball hits deep, you've got to get it back deep or you're in trouble.
I feel like I have developed as a player with different shot selection and learning to just get balls back and not go for too much when you're on the defense.
You know, I would like to play some of those matches back again now, as I am a player now. But, you know, I think, like all players, you develop a little bit better when you get older.

Q. When are you going to start sliding off the court with red socks off the court?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: My movement is always a concern. I need to work very hard on it. I try very hard to.
On clay, it's just so bad. You know, I see people get my balls back that I know on a hard court would probably not come back. They slide 10 feet, they get them back, we start the point again. Unfortunately, I do not have the ability to be able to do that.

Q. Where was your serve today?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It was still in Amelia Island. I'm hoping it's coming back here soon (laughter).
It's on its way, I think.

Q. Talking about your serve, has it gotten better gradually? Is it confidence now or is it mostly mechanical?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I was so happy with the way I was able to serve in Charleston and Amelia, even though it was clay. I had good percentages. I was winning free points. I was setting myself up for short balls. I was happy to get back into a very good rhythm on it and feel very confident no matter what the score was.
My first round match here was pretty good. Today was just a little bit off. There's no question the balls here are heavier, so it's going to be tougher to get tons of free points, and you're going to have to work a little harder for them.
But I think, more than anything, I probably lost my rhythm. Once I lost it, I started rushing more, and it wasn't helping the cause. Started to slow down a little bit in the second and try and take my time and make a few.
But, you know, once it gets bad, I've got to just keep staying positive on it and not just, you know, keep tanking on it.

Q. Despite saying you'll never slide well, is your footing better on clay now than, say, it was eight years ago?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: There's no question I feel like all around I'm a little bit more athletic; my ability to move, move forward especially, has gotten better. There's no question about that.
You know, as far as being a true clay court mover, there's no way I'm ever going to be able to do it. I mean, I've tried, believe me. You know, it's tough to just get your balance and get your footing on clay, because it's so slippery. But I think there's no question I'm better than I was the last time I was here in 2000, and before that.

Q. Have you looked at your draw?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Vaguely actually. I know I played the winner of Dechy -- I play Dechy. Beyond, that I'm pretty oblivious to it all.

Q. In good form, it looks like you have a good shot at the quarters. Would that be a good result or do you feel you need to step up to Top 5 level again?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Both. I think when you're at the 6 through 8 position, you're always going to get one of those Top 4 in the quarters. That's the tough match to break through. To get back into the Top 4, you have to win those matches. You know, I don't want to be the perennial quarterfinalist the rest of my career.
You know, on clay at the French Open, my goal right now would be to get to the quarters and take it from there. You know, you probably have to ask me again if I get there.

Q. What did you say to the umpire after the match?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I was just curious, they've been calling me a few different names here. It was a question of what the appropriate title for myself is. They've said madame, they've said mademoiselle. I was asking her, just didn't know. She was very nice about it.

Q. What do you prefer?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't care. Probably because I'm not with my married name, mademoiselle. I don't know if that matters or whatever.

Q. Are you going to become Leach or are you going to stay Davenport?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm staying Davenport.

Q. When you got married, did you think about different priorities? Is it prioritizing marriage and tennis? How has that changed things for your tennis?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Fortunately, I don't think things changed much for us, which could be good, could be bad. We feel like the last two years we've been living together, been together three years, that everything is hopefully going to stay the same actually.
Prioritizing, I think while I'm playing, I can do a good job of prioritizing my tennis and my marriage, be very good at it. But while I'm playing, I mean, there's no question I'm going to give a hundred percent to playing tennis, then I'll be done and can do whatever I want. But I'll probably -- you know, I'm only coming over here for the French, I'm going to go home, whether it's for five days or 10 days. You know, I certainly didn't want to be gone six or seven weeks right off the bat. I'm going to try and balance both equally.

Q. Will John be able to travel with you much?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Not at all. He started working, works really, really long hours, and really hard. So I think right now there's no question he won't be able to go anywhere this year.

Q. I couldn't help notice the similarity between you and Ashley, Amelie Mauresmo, a few others, in that you were all wearing the same outfit. Is there a new dress code?

Q. So many people seem to be wearing the same thing.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think Nike has given the girls pretty much the same outfit to get it out to the public for this tournament. It's the only tournament we wear the outfit, so I think they wanted as much publicity as they could get for it. I notice they wear a different skirt. You're right, it's the exact same.

Q. The others had different skirts?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think. I don't know. I mean, there's a solid skirt and a printed skirt. I think because we're only wearing it here in Paris, like I said, they wanted all the girls to wear the same thing so it could get as much exposure as possible.

Q. Does that bother you at all?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, not at all.

Q. There's a certain motif. We can see it's light blue.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's just kind of circles. Not tennis balls, but interlocking figures. There's nothing that intricate about it.

Q. In the media guide it says that you like or follow the Mighty Ducks. I was wondering how many games you've been to this year and what it's like trying to follow the Stanley Cup finals while you're here?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's been tough. It was great while I was home. Funny you picked that up. I was able to go to the last two games of the last series, Games 3 and 4, to the advancement to the Stanley Cup.
You know, I've had season tickets for about five years. This was the first year I got rid of them, because they were so bad (laughter). I went for the Lakers instead, and they swapped on me this year.
But, no, I grew up a big hockey fan. My parents, when we were growing up, had season tickets to the Kings, which was in Los Angeles, moved to Orange County. It's been so exciting to be in Orange County with the Angels and now the Ducks. You know, I think the Ducks will come back. They've had a long layoff before Game 1. Hopefully it's a matter of time.

Q. Is it hard, because I know it's even hard to get any kind of score when you're here, much less any kind of highlights.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I didn't get to see any highlights. I turned the -- the next morning I turned on the text on CNN and saw they had lost.
But, no, I've gotten no highlights or any game time.

Q. Talk about Dechy, playing a French player in France.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's for good reason, obviously the crowd gets behind their French players very much. Sometimes to the detriment of them, and sometimes they pull them through the matches.
I think going into a match when you know you're playing a home girl from her home country, you expect to have the crowd against you. I'll be fully prepared for that. I think sometimes when you're not expecting it, it can be more of a shock out there. But I think they should be behind her. I know that they will be. I know I'll be ready for that. I've played a lot of French girls here before. It will definitely be a lot of atmosphere for sure.

Q. How do you play her? She's not quite as strong as you are, but she's pretty solid, moves well.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: She is solid from both sides. I don't remember having ever played her before. I watched just a little bit of a couple games right now. But I think a very different style than the girl she was playing. You know, I think most important, when I've never played a girl, I have to concentrate more on my own game, and feel if I do it well, I should be successful. If I'm not, then I'm going to have to go to Game Plan B or Game Plan Two.
You know, I know that her serve is sometimes a little weak, her second serve. I'm going to try to attack that, try and get my serving percentage higher, first of all.

Q. Yesterday Laura and Ashley were singing the praises of the USTA training program. You've been part of that at times. Can you see that it's really working? There seems to be several young girls like Ashley and Laura making pretty good progress.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I was part of it in the early '90s with Chanda. It was a much different structure than it is now. It seems like there's more girls that are coming up and playing the Pro Tour, more people they're working with. The coaches seem like a great group of men and women that are helping them.
I think it's great. It helped me coming up with Chanda. It helped to have another player that was doing well, someone you could practice with. You know, they're available there to help all female Americans. I know Lisa has been working with them here.
I think they're great. I think the American girls coming up are really good. I was really excited yesterday when Ashley won. I think she did a great job. Looks like this group is a little feistier and wants it a little bit more than in years past. They seem to really want to win and want to work hard and want to play. That's what you need.

Q. Do you know any of the Mighty Ducks? Have you met any of them?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: My husband is actually very good friends with Guy Hebert. I think he's been going to some of the games possibly with him. I'm not totally sure. Other than that, I've met a handful, but no social activities with them, except Guy.

May 29th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Thanks for all the photo's and interview :)

I am here, just couldn't really post as I was busy working at uni. I had the real time score board in one corner of the screen, whilest working on the other side of the screen. It was easy to just glance at the board, but unfortunately didn't have the time to post here.

Great win though - except Lindsay's 1st serve % was waaaaaaaaay down! :o I think the serve is flying business class from Amilia Island, so should be back for her doubles match tomorrow ;)

Keep up the great work Mademoiselle Madam Lindsay Ann Davenport Leach - now look who's got the longest name in tennis history ;) LOL

-Rachel :wavey:

May 29th, 2003, 07:08 PM
I'm glad that Lindsay came through that match. I had to go somewhere today and when I left Lindsay was down 4-3 in the 1st set so I'm thrilled that she made it through.

Good Luck v Nathalie

And Lisa & Lindsay play Gisela Dulko & Maria-Emilia Salerni in the next round of the doubles

May 29th, 2003, 08:18 PM
Congrats Lindsay on pulling through this match & good luck for the next matches:)

May 29th, 2003, 10:01 PM
Come on lindsay, your serve is comming in there tonight. I followed it up from FedEx and they apologized for the delay. LOL!!!!!!!

She will serve at high percentage tommorow in doubles.

May 29th, 2003, 10:25 PM

May 29th, 2003, 10:29 PM
toobaxx,u shouldnt post in lindsay's opponent cheering thread! :o plus dechy has been a bit rude saying that lindsay isnt the same player of 3 years ago and that she can beat her :fiery:

J/k of course u can post wherever u want..but still Lindsay has to win and she'll do! :angel:

May 30th, 2003, 02:08 AM
LOL @ Lindsay!! She doesn't remind playing Dechy... maybe it was a little too easy to beat her she doesn't even remmeber. Dechy hits the ball just as Lindsay likes, flat and strong (not so, as Lindsay).
Hope they'll televise this match, they did not televise it this morning :mad: :(

I can't wait to see Lindsay play!! I haven't seen her since the AO!!


May 30th, 2003, 04:54 AM

Davenport drills Tuly in two
By Matthew Cronin
Thursday, May 29, 2003

Sixth seed Lindsay Davenport overcame nemesis Iroda Tulyaganova 7-5 6-1 in the second round on Thursday to set up a highly anticipated match with France's Natalie Dechy.

But Argentina's Paola Suarez wiped out Davenport's former doubles partner, Corina Morariu, and James Blake fell in four sets to Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic.

With Blake's defeat, only three American men remain in the draw: second seed Andre Agassi and unseeded Vince Spadea and Todd Martin.

After nearly being knocked out of the Australian Open by Tulyaganova, Davenport approached Thursday's contest with a lot of trepidation, especially because they were playing on red dirt, the Uzbekistan native's favorite surface.

"The last two times we played were very close and I thought that clay would favor her even more," Davenport said. "But it wasn't a high level of play out there. It was one of those days when you're lucky your opponent doesn't play great and you're happy to get through."

But Davenport never allowed Tulyaganova to stretch her out in long rallies or dominate the court with her big topspin forehands. Both women played fairly sloppy tennis until 5-5 in the first set, when Davenport broke her. The American then successfully served out the set.

In the second set, Davenport began to find the range on her huge groundstrokes, while Tulyaganova completely lost control. The tall American was successful when approaching the net, converting nine of 11 rushes. Tulyaganova committed a remarkable 37 unforced errors in the contest to 26 from her opponent.

"I started to build points better," Davenport said. "Another big thing was getting in some first serves. I had been getting stuck hitting way too many second serves."

A 1998 semi finalist here, Davenport is playing her first tournament since being married five weeks ago. Clay has always been the three-time Grand Slam champion's worst surface, but she feels like she can still do some damage.

"My movement is always a concern and I try to work hard on that," she said. "On clay, it's just so bad. I see people get my balls back that on hard courts they probably wouldn't. They slide 10 feet, get them back, we start the point again. Unfortunately, I do not have the ability to do that - but there's no question I feel like I'm more athletic now and my ability to move forward has gotten better. I'm never going to be a true clay court mover, but I'm better than the last time I was here in 2000."

Davenport will face No25 seed Dechy, whom she has never played before. A very athletic counterpuncher who runs capably, Dechy believes she can threaten Davenport.

"I'm very eager to play her and reach my best level against her," said Dechy. "She's not as consistent as she was two to three years ago, but she still has the ability to play well. But if I play well, I can bother her."

The crowd will obviously be behind their countrywoman, but Davenport has played French players in France before and doesn't think she'll be affected.

"The French crowd gets behind their players very much, sometimes to the detriment of them and sometimes they pull them through," Davenport said.

May 30th, 2003, 07:23 AM

May 30th, 2003, 12:10 PM
Good Luck Lindsay & Lisa who have taken the 1st set in their match:)

May 30th, 2003, 12:31 PM
Lindsay/Lisa beat Dulko/Salerni 6-4;6-0:bounce:
Congrats girls!!!

May 30th, 2003, 01:08 PM
Well done Lindsay on beating Iroda yesterday. British Eurosport televised it - did anyone else see it? She was not at her best but she came through it. Dechy will be a tough one but I am sure she can win this one.

Congrats also on today's doubles success, 6-4 6-0, pretty good going I would say.

LETS GO LINDSAY :cool: :wavey: :worship: :kiss: :hearts:

May 30th, 2003, 04:37 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 30th, 2003, 04:44 PM
yes Jan,i saw LIndsay's match on eurosport.hopefully they'll show also her third round match vs Dechy.she's scheduled on centre court as second match!


May 30th, 2003, 06:56 PM
Up next for Lindsay & Lisa! Elena Bovina & Alicia Molik

May 30th, 2003, 09:17 PM
Good Luck Lindsay for when you play Nathalie!!

May 30th, 2003, 09:21 PM
Can you give us a bagel again Lindsay????

Come on Linds!!! 6:0 6:0

May 30th, 2003, 09:52 PM
Good Luck for tomorrow Lindsay:)

May 30th, 2003, 10:50 PM
eurosport international just said they r gonna show tomorrow williams vs farina :fiery: I hope they change idea and show lindsay,i've waited for this match so long :(


May 30th, 2003, 11:48 PM
toobaxx,u shouldnt post in lindsay's opponent cheering thread! :o plus dechy has been a bit rude saying that lindsay isnt the same player of 3 years ago and that she can beat her :fiery:

J/k of course u can post wherever u want..but still Lindsay has to win and she'll do! :angel:

well Lindsay fan i'm really supersticious, and writing in her opponents

threads makes me look like a good person :angel: and you know what

happens to good people :devil: they always get what they want, AND I

WANT LINDSAY TO WIN :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 31st, 2003, 12:23 AM
Can you give us a bagel again Lindsay????

Come on Linds!!! 6:0 6:0
Of course Lindsay can do it in 30 minutes;)........but she doesn't like to do it:).........but after what Dechy said about Lindsay's game in recent years she could do this!!!
Go Lindsay!No mercy!!!:bounce:

May 31st, 2003, 02:09 AM
that's right!! show no mercy Lindsay! I hope you can play at a high level of tennis and I also hope they will be televising this match here in Argentina!!!

:wavey: :wavey: :cool: :cool:


May 31st, 2003, 07:54 AM
I hope they show Lindsays match on British eurosprt as it is before henmans

Go Lindsay

May 31st, 2003, 08:51 AM

Fortunatly I don't have Euro international - I have Brit euro so maybe they will show Lindsay match (because Henman's not on 'til later).

If Kim can double bagle, and JenCap can drag out her match, we might get to see Lindsay match before Venus'' ;)

-Rachel :)


May 31st, 2003, 09:56 AM
and you know what

happens to good people :devil: they always get what they want

uhm i've always believed that nice guys finish last :o :p

May 31st, 2003, 11:29 AM
Eurosport will be up-dating on the lindsay match by going live to it now and again, but other than that they are just showing the Venus match.

I guess they are doing that because they have already shown a Lindsay match this week.

-Rachel :wavey:


May 31st, 2003, 01:30 PM
Lindsay won 6-3;7-5:bounce:
But something is wrong with her left foot:sad:
I hope she will be O.K. tomorrow against Martinez!!!
Go Lindsay!:bounce:

May 31st, 2003, 01:30 PM
Lindsay won 6:3 7:5!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Lindsay!!!! 4 more matches

May 31st, 2003, 01:33 PM
from: www.frenchopen.org

May 31st, 2003, 01:35 PM
Good win for Lindsay. I'm just wondering how serious the injury is. It didn't look nice :eek: I hope she is okay and the injury isn't as bad as it looks.

Good Luck v Conchita

May 31st, 2003, 01:37 PM
Lindsay - Dechy match stats:
1st Serve % 48 of 78 = 62 %
Aces 1
Double Faults 9 :eek::eek::eek:
Unforced Errors 44
Winners (Including Service) 36
Winning % on 1st Serve 31 of 48 = 65 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 13 of 30 = 43 %
Break Point Conversions 5 of 7 = 71 %
Net Approaches 5 of 5 = 100 %
Fastest Serve 170 km/h
Average 1st Serve Speed 157 km/h
Average 2nd Serve Speed 133 km/h
match time:86 minutes

May 31st, 2003, 01:38 PM
They said on Eurosport that Lindsay is playing Eastbourne

May 31st, 2003, 02:54 PM
Lindsay played bad,that's for sure.her foot-problem influenced her performance today.neway I'm quite happy and proud of the way she won second set (and the match).she was down 0-40 then she served 3 first serves and it helped a lot.the difference was just mental,as dechy said.Lindsay knows how to raise her level in the big points,instead Nat didnt play well in the most important moments.

May 31st, 2003, 02:55 PM
Lindsay's interview

Q. Do you think it's a good attitude to have to talk about how much you don't like clay court tennis all the time?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, it's not that I don't like it. It's just that it's, you know, just a difficult style of game for me to play. It's not very suitable to my style of game, and I don't move that good on it.
It's more of a struggle, it's more of a challenge. It's been a little bit different here than the clay in the United States. I feel like the balls are a lot heavier here. You know, all around it's going to be for a longer and tougher day of work.

Q. You have reached the semifinals here before, had good results.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I have. I feel like I'm a good player, so I feel like I can still do well, despite the fact. Of any of them, this is the one where I struggle a little bit more.

Q. You watch Andre play on clay, he doesn't play -- he's not a classic clay court player either. He plays like it's a hard court.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Andre, definitely it's a little bit easier for him to move, just a little (laughter). I mean, can't even start to compare myself there. I used to think, to look back at Monica when she was winning the French Open, she's never been a great, true mover on the clay or sliding around for balls either. She'd take balls early and put them away.
You know, I feel like for me to win, I've got to get off to a good hit in the point, keep the points relatively short. The longer all these points go, I don't think it's necessarily to my benefit. Just be aggressive and get on top of the balls.

Q. The foot looked kind of nasty. Is it as nasty as it looked?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have just been struggling with it for about a month now, just this nerve in my foot. It comes up through the one toe. I've got good days and I've got some bad days. I took a weird step to push off to go back to my forehand side. Kind of inflamed it. Once it gets inflamed, it's just not, you know, happy.

Q. New thing?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've had it for about a month, since I started practicing on it again. Had it for a few episodes last summer, it went away. It's just kind of come back. So it just needs to get all the inflammation kind of out of it and not be so irritated. Doctor and the trainers think they can calm it down tonight. Seriously, it's a day-to-day thing.

Q. Like a pinched nerve in your toe?

Q. It just shoots up the leg?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, shoots up just through the one toe.

Q. You had broken her and were serving for the match and got down Love-40, were you pleased with your serving at that point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, my serve has been just so bad here. I just started laughing today. I don't think I've ever had that many double-faults in a set, in the first few games, or felt like I wasn't really penetrating on my first serve.
At Love-40, I started to finally hit some good first serves, came back and won a tough game there. I'm happy I hung in there to keep trying.
It's more like, you know, I just hope it comes around. I mean, it's just giving away a lot of defenses and points in some games, you know, not really feeling all that great on it.

Q. You play I think Conchita next.

Q. Have you ever played her here? On clay, what does that do as far as the two of you? Does it help you or hurt you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: She was a very difficult opponent for me in the mid '90s, till probably about '98. I think I lost to her something like six or seven times in a row. I think I turned the tide then. I don't think I've lost to her in a number of years. She did beat me here once, I think in the quarters, pretty badly, '97, '96.

Q. '96.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Hopefully I've changed as a player since then. On any of our matches, I think clay gives her a bigger advantage than on a hard court or indoor surface. I feel like I can take advantage there.
The same thing. I mean, she's probably going to be far behind the baseline, trying to run down a lot of balls, try to open up her forehand.
And I'm going to try to be aggressive, attack her second serves, try to play her like I would on a hard court, try and be aggressive and not let her move me around with her angles and her slices, try and get in front of the baseline.

Q. How important is your serve for you here? As the tournament goes on, you need to get first serves in to have a chance against the players.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: In the latter rounds, if you want a chance to get through to the semis or finals, I mean, there's no question I'm going to need it. I think I've been, you know, playing well enough to get by without it. But I'm going to -- hopefully it will find me soon.

Q. How shocked would you be if you ever won the French Open?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Amazed (laughter).

Q. Did you visit Corina in the hospital when she was ill?

Q. When you saw her there, I presume with tubes, fighting for her life, if you knew a couple years later she would win a round here, what would you have said?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, it was amazing for her to come back. Winning here is great. I thought last year at the US Open when she came back was just as special because it was even sooner. You know, chemotherapy, you lose so much weight and muscle, let alone her appearance with her hair. She fought really hard, worked really hard to come all the way back. Comes back, of course, some of you know, don't know, has shoulder surgery, was out another six months.
It's been such a long road for her. She's totally remained positive and kept coming down. Even here, down 6-4, 5-3, came back and won. It was a really big, big moment. She was really excited about it.

Q. Obviously, you had your problem with your injury last year, at a totally different level than hers. What does all of her struggle, what has that said or taught you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, of all my friends, she seems in the last year to have gone through more problems and more issues, more things that really a 24-year-old shouldn't probably ever have to go through, a lot of heavy issues and stuff. She's come here. I mean, I think she's really happy and really at peace with herself and fought through just a lot of emotional stuff.
The way she's done it, done it with a lot of class and really happy and really refreshed right now. So, I mean, it's great. I hope she stays injury-free and just plays tennis and can enjoy it now.

Q. Did you play a role in her coming to California?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'd like to think so. I mean, she's moving to Newport Beach, so hopefully. She's come to stay with me, you know, the last few months and really likes it. I think it's a great step for her.

Q. About prize money. You've won a whole lot in your career. How does that figure into your motivation for winning or does it? Is it a small factor, big factor? Has that changed for you over the years?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: For sure when you start off, it's quite a shock to get your checks. I definitely thought about it when I was 16 or 17. "Oh, if I win this match, it's that much money." It's pretty exciting.
I think the better you get, it becomes a non-issue. I think you can't be successful out here if you're thinking about money, worrying about money, any kind of those issues. But in the beginning, it's really, really exciting.

Q. When you won your Slams, never crossed your mind how much the check was you were going to get?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, it didn't. I mean, I think winning the Slam far eclipses the money you get for it. I think a lot of players would tell you, I mean, they would take the trophy because it means that much.
Obviously, it's a great thing for a female athlete to be able to make as much as we do is truly amazing.
But I think if you'd ask most players, especially the players at the top, they do it to win the trophy.

Q. Arantxa obviously retired. Are you surprised that Conchita is still out here doing it, slogging on the baseline, playing good tennis?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Not now. I mean, she went through maybe a tough time a year and a half ago, maybe two years ago. I think her ranking was maybe even in the 50s. It definitely dropped. She's really fought her way back up into I think she's in the 20s again, fought her way through.
You know, Conchita's been a little more consistent than Arantxa was last year, I think. You know, she's been playing well on the clay. She loves playing out here, especially this time of year.

Q. Has your outlook on the tour schedule or travel changed over the years? Is it getting more difficult or an issue?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it has definitely changed over the years. I kind of changed my schedule a little bit. I just don't want to be gone any more than three weeks anymore, maybe four weeks in Australia is the longest trip I do. But I just get very home sick after that three-week mark, four-week mark, so I just don't do it anymore.
No matter when I finish here, I'm going to go home, whether it's for five or six days, or for 10 days, before coming back for Eastbourne.
You know, physically, the travel, you know, I take that over, you know, not being home for six weeks.

Q. Corina said going to be playing at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. I think you're at Palisades. Isn't that going to make all the interclub matches tough?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think we'll just practice anywhere. We'll probably be practicing together. A tennis court is a tennis court. I'll go to any club. It will be great to have her there. It will be great to have a friend nearby.

May 31st, 2003, 03:28 PM
GooD LucK babe against Martinez!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 31st, 2003, 03:43 PM
from: www.yahoo.com

May 31st, 2003, 08:14 PM
the injury doesn't sound as bad as it looked. Hopefully Lindsay will be okay tomorrow

May 31st, 2003, 08:31 PM
The issues regarding her not partnering against Corina has been cleared now then. They still like sisters and a very best friends.

GO Lindsay
Go Corina

I hope to see them in final at any hardcourt tournament in california this summer.

May 31st, 2003, 08:58 PM
Lindsay will be third on court 1 on Sunday :o

No rest for those who played today. Hopefully Lindsay's serve will come good, I think at the moment it has been her big Return game that has kept her in the tournament. Conchita has never been the best of servers so hopefully Lindsay can take advantage of this and put Conchita on her back foot from the get go!

If Lindsay can just find that serve then her game will be complete because I think everything will just click into place and she will just be able to continue with this great run.

No matter what happens, Lindsay has had a great run!


-Rachel :wavey:

BTW: great words from Lindsay in that interview - especially the stuff about Corina - GO Corina! :)

May 31st, 2003, 10:52 PM
C'mon Lindsay u can win tomorrow

Jun 1st, 2003, 12:35 AM
I AM SO PISSED OFF AT ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :mad: :sad:

They said they would televise Lindsay's match at 4 pm. The first match they showed was Lappenti - Costa, then they televised last set and half of Hewitt - Robredo, and finally Gaudio Kuerten.
I find that acceptable, since Gaudio and Kuerten's match ended up at 3pm. ESPN commentators repeteadly said how delighted and how great it would be to have Lindsay's match to comment. And then you know what OBVIOUSLY happened, they showed AGAIN, ALL DAY LONG until 9 pm. the three matches that had been shown in the morning.
NO WTA!!! I'm dying here, I haven't seen Lindsay since the AO and here I don't think they will televise her against Conchita... so I don't know if I'll be even able to see her play at Roland Garros!!!! The only two WTA matches they showed were the Venus vs. Evie match (pure crap) and Serena's first round winning 6-1, 6-1.

This is SO sad :sad: :sad: :sad:


Jun 1st, 2003, 01:37 AM
OMG joaco-so sorry for you:sad:

Jun 1st, 2003, 04:38 AM
Lindsay will win this tournament.

Jun 1st, 2003, 08:01 AM
Joaco come here and watch tennis all together! :kiss: Europe has the best women's tennis coverage of the world! :bounce:


Jun 1st, 2003, 08:28 AM
Good luck Lindsay :bounce:

Jun 1st, 2003, 12:49 PM Luck Today, Lindsay!

I hope the toe is okay

Jun 1st, 2003, 03:26 PM

If you just get into the swing of that serve you'll have the match won.

Sorry to those who haven't seen Lindsay play yet - since the AUS OPEN!? :eek:

I used to write and email to Eurosport loads because a few years ago they hardly showed any WTA tennis, but now, like someone has said, Eurosport have the best coverage in the world! :bounce:

bye for now,
-Rachel :wavey:

Jun 1st, 2003, 09:29 PM
Lindsay lost, now THAT is great.... I have seen her play 2 TIMES :eek: :eek: since 2001. I really don't know what to do... and she keeps having these injuries... this is so sad.
You cannot imagine how I miss seing her play

Joaco :sad:

Jun 1st, 2003, 09:42 PM
sorry for Lindsay:sad:Get well soon babe:kiss:

Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:29 PM
Does anyone have her interview from the press conference after the match. Will she still play Eastbourne/Wimbledon?

I think she will, it's just a matter of rest for the swelling or pain to go. Anyone have an idea's?

-Rachel :)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 06:26 PM
Does anyone have her interview from the press conference after the match. Will she still play Eastbourne/Wimbledon?

I think she will, it's just a matter of rest for the swelling or pain to go. Anyone have an idea's?

-Rachel :)

it's in the RG's page... watch the video! great!

Lindsay's interview

Q. Was it the same thing as yesterday?

Q. What does this mean for Wimbledon, do you think?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I don't know. There's still a few more tests I need to do. I didn't want to do too many last night because I knew I had to play again today. So, you know, I have not thought about anything yet. You know, first off I have to kind of figure out exactly what is wrong and what the diagnosis is.

Q. How much was it hurting today? Was it hurting from the beginning?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it's been flaring up, up and down for a month. The first serve I came down on my foot, kind of flared it up, and it never went away. You know, just wasn't going to happen. It was hurting too much to play the way and move the way I need to play to beat anybody out here.

Q. Had you gone up in the second set, would you have thought twice about it?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I was so flustered about what to do, stay or quit, whatever. So, you know, I probably should have just stopped right away. I mean, there was no way, even if I was to get up a lucky break or something, that it would have happened.
It's just a very bizarre feeling to know, you know, when to stop, you know, it's over or whatever for a Slam.

Q. Have you had this before? This is out of the blue?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's something that's been bothering me for the last month on and off, but getting progressively worse as I've been here in Paris.

Q. But never years ago?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. I have a sac of fluid underneath my fourth metatarsal, fourth toe. I just have to figure out why there's some fluid there. I just have to do some more tests to figure out exactly what is wrong.

Q. Do you go back to LA?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have no idea. You know, as of right now I'm still in the doubles. I actually have not thought about anything yet.

Q. All that aside, how well is Conchita playing right now?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I haven't played her in a while. I mean, I was more in my own head than anyone else's today, thinking about what is happening. To get so far to the fourth round, get onto the quarters, she must be playing well.
But, you know, today I think it was pretty hard to tell. I think she was just trying to move me side to side maybe, you know, hit some dropshots, do stuff like that. I think it was just probably a hard match for her to play, as well.

Q. Is this frustrating? You came back from the other injury. Does it start to make you think, "What's going on with my body?"
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's terribly frustrating. I've been hurt for a few Slams before, but never to the point where I thought, you know, I got to stop.
You know, I mean, I am in good shape, and I've been working hard. You know, something like that happens, there's not much I can do about it. But just, you know, the more years you play, I mean, the less and less chances you get at Slams.
So to have to not be a hundred percent healthy and have to stop for reasons that you don't want to stop is obviously very sad.

Q. Obviously clay is your off surface. You yourself said your chances were modest to win here. Any thoughts that in any way it might have been a mistake to come, let it rest, prep for Wimbledon?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I don't think it was a mistake. I've missed not playing here. When I came here, I really didn't think the toe would become such a big issue. I probably would have regretted it being at home, trying to watch, especially last year when I wasn't able to play. That would have been probably worse. But, you know, if a toe hurts on clay, I'm sure a toe doesn't feel better on grass. I'm a little worried how it will react to that surface.
No, I mean, I want to try and win here and play all the Slams that I can.

Q. The Bryan brothers were asked today who the best doubles player they've ever faced was. To some people's surprise, they said your brother-in-law, Rick Leach. Could you talk about that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, that's so great. Yeah, I mean, he has the most amazing hands, just is very smart in terms of how to play doubles, you know, isn't blessed with this 130 mile-an-hour serve. He really has to think his way through doubles, and really react.
That's a huge compliment. I'm sure he'll love it.

Q. Great intuition?

Q. Could you handicap the rest of the tournament?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's getting very interesting. Most of the Top 8 seeds are left. Obviously, the great match-up with Serena and Amelie. I think, you know, I was really looking at Mauresmo and Justine for their play here on the clay. We'll just see if they can deal with the pressure and get through to win that first Slam. They seem like they're the best clay-courters out there.
I think it's only a matter of time that Kim comes through and wins a Slam. I think she's too good a player and wants it too bad.
But, I mean, it's kind of up to Serena. I mean, if she's playing well, doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of people that can beat her. If she is not playing well, one of those girls will get enough balls back to win. So I kind of think it's in her hands.

Q. Can you analyze the Serena-Amelie match? What do you expect to see? Did you watch them play when Amelie beat her?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. At the States we get no matches that are played in Europe on TV. It seemed like there were some really great, close matches.
There's two things. If Serena is playing at the top of her game, I think it's very tough for anyone to beat her. Also, you know, Amelie has said in the past she's felt a lot of pressure here playing in France. It seems like so far this tournament, she's handling it better.
You know, she needs to go out there and play some of her best tennis. If she can do it here, she's going to do it in the next round.

Q. Would it be a boost for everybody if somebody beat Serena at a Slam? Does that kind of give everybody a little hope?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I mean, how close was Kim in Australia? It's like she almost had it there.
I just think the players, you know, are trying to get someone else to win a Slam. I mean, it's not only Serena. Her and her sister have won so many of the last -- I don't even know what the record is. Seems like they've taken so many titles. I mean, I think this is the surface where they're the most vulnerable.

Q. Are you getting frustrated enough with injuries where you'd think about, "Do I want to go through this any more?" Is it close to that point yet?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Not yet. This is something, I don't think, that is going to be another six to eight months. If I was faced with that situation, I don't think there would be much question, it would probably be too difficult to go through all that and come back again.
You know, injuries are a way of life in pro sports. You know, hopefully it's just a week or 10 days of getting it better. But, no, I'm not at that point yet.

Jun 3rd, 2003, 08:14 AM
Hope you will be okay for Eastbourne Lindsay and more importantly Wimbledon.

Get fit soon

:cool: :bounce: :worship:

Jun 3rd, 2003, 01:57 PM
thanks Vicki for that - I'll see if I can see the online recording of that interview - Thanks again :wavey:

-Rachel :)