View Full Version : The USTA just handled Lindsay the Final, maybe even the OPEN????

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:33 PM
Wow! I was totally shocked when I saw the draw! Lindsay Davenport was given a 3rd seed, behind Kim and Justine, the numbers 1 and 2 respectively. Venus Williams is the 4th seeded player.

This is interesting!

If Lindsay can hold court, she will probably get JHH in the semis; and Venus will have Kim. Lindsay has to believe that she has the overall game to easily defeat JHH on hardcourt. Plus, she will definately have the fan support.

The most interesting factour is she DOES NOT have to play a Williams in order to make it to a final. With Serena being out, and Venus being ranked number 4, Lindsay, for the first time in five years, could possibly have an Open without facing a WS! Wow! Incredible!

I say the Davenport team is wiping its eyebrows now.

I wonder if she's already made out her $1,000,000 bank deposit slip!??????/

One ponders.....!


Aug 19th, 2003, 03:34 PM
One shovels...

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:35 PM
hope her foot is better.

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:36 PM
I hope that Lindsay does win the USO, but she does have a mental block where Kim is concerned and Justine is playing amazing tennis, also Amilie is a huge threat, although she does a good record against Jen so she doesn;t worry me, but it will be interesting to see who she draws.

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:36 PM
You have to wait for the draw to come out. She has just as equal chance to meet Kim in the SF, and if that is the case, Davey can pack her bags to go home, because her Open will be OVER.

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Good thing she doesn't have to play Kim Clijsters before the Final, what with having lost 6 of her last 7 against Kim. Oh wait, maybe she will have to.

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Good luck Davenport :D

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:39 PM
I hope that Lindsay does win the USO, but she does have a mental block where Kim is concerned

Lindsay has a physical block where Kim is concerned.

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:39 PM
yeah i was thinking if Lindsay meets henin in semis, she would have a big chance of winning the open!!! :D

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:40 PM
How can you have seen the draw when it's being drawn tomorrow?

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:40 PM
Yep better pray for NO KIM CLIJSTERS for Lindsay, ´cause Kim OWNS, no ENSLAVES Lindsay these days!! Although Justine´s no slouch anymore either! what people forget of the Oz match was that Justine could easily have won in straights.....

Aug 19th, 2003, 03:41 PM
In the words of the joker, after he saw Vickie Vail: "stop the press"!

Davenport's got to his Open in the bag! She's only allowed Kim to win those smaller tournaments, so that kim would have a committed since of superioty. Little did she know that she was being set up!


Aug 19th, 2003, 03:42 PM
I think you may be jumping the gun a bit. The draw isn't even out and the seeds follow the rankings, so obviously Lindsay would be seeded 3rd. You have to remember that she is injured and it could flare up any time, also Justine and Kim are playing much better than her and the last time they played the Belgians beat her. It's all about how you play now in tennis. Really Lindsay will be lucky to make the semis in my opinion.

Aug 19th, 2003, 04:05 PM
Cire, please read this:


Aug 19th, 2003, 04:29 PM
lol@the poster(s) who can't let go of the notion that draws and seedings are controlled by some all-seeing, all-knowing tournament official whose mind these posters have the ability to read :lol:

Repeat after me:
Seeds go by ranking
Draws go by chance
Seeds go by ranking
Draws go by chance
Seeds go by ranking...

Aug 19th, 2003, 05:21 PM
Last time Lindsay played Justine in a hardcourt Grand Slam, Lindsay won.

Oh wait. No. She didn't.

Aug 19th, 2003, 06:18 PM
i dont think it would be easy for lindsay to win the open and she will probably draw Kim in the semi's Id love to see her win the open by beating Kim ad Vneus back to back - bring back the old Lindsay

Aug 19th, 2003, 06:29 PM
I think that Lindsay has a good chance of making the final if she's in Justine's half of the draw.

Granted Justine won their last match, but it was very close and even though Justine is a better player now, I think that Lindsay has a better, in fact, still a reasonable chance of defeating her.


Aug 19th, 2003, 06:45 PM
The sad thing is, if Lindsay wins the US Open, I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that she'd retire:sad: ...