just late in the 2nd set? I am trying to figure out if the injury was a big part of the match or if Jennifer would have won anyway.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:00 PM
Watch it on Eurosport within one hour!
Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:05 PM
I think it might have started bothering her slightly at the end of the first set, but really there was no indication from Lindsay. Lindsay broke Jen right away and they were running all over the court, it was really windy and Jen just took control. Jen played very well on key points and took control on Davenport's chances to hold serve and break. Lindsay had opportunities to break back and hold serve, but Jen hit great shots. It wasn't until during the second game of the second set that Lindsay's movement was looking hampered.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:24 PM
jenn was outplaying before that all started. She employed the KIM CLIJSTERS "make lindsay run and then hit winners" perfect strategy to beat her. If jenn would play that way always she would beat Lin-z every time. The last SEVERAL matches she lost close to lindsay despite playing ultradefensively. Today she aimed to dictate with her forehand, adding spin when necessary and creating more angles than usual. she defended even better than usual, returned very well and served pretty good. Lindsay had to go for VERY VERY perfect shots but often found her shots coming back DEEP and pushing her off balance causing her to SPRAY her forehand deep, wide, in the net. JENN was on fire!!!
Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:28 PM
So, treufreund, what are your predictions for the Open?
Aug 23rd, 2003, 07:41 PM
I noticed her grimacing heavily at 3-2 in the first set. She lost the next 8 games and then retiree, so it could have been around 3-2 in the first.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 07:54 PM
Lindsay was outplayed from the start. In fact, Jen could have won the first set 6-1 because she had game points in her openning service game, but double faulted only to break Linsday to LOVE. Lindsay could not get in a first serve (25%) and was not handling the wind very well (her shots were too flat). I feel awful for Lindsay because she was crying , but please stop trying to tarnish Jenn's victory; she was hitting the ball side to side and Lindsay was drawn into long rallies...
Aug 23rd, 2003, 07:58 PM
True. Jenn was going to win this match today. She was really playing well like she has all week. Her court coverage was making Lindsay go for too much and Linds had a ton of UFEs.
And since Lindsay is not a great mover, the fact that her serve sucked made it that much worse.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 08:03 PM
I agree with knizzle. she grimaced at 3-2 in the first. what the hell are you talking about treufreund? Lindsay was not out-played at the beginning. Have you seen the match? Ive just seen the start up to 4-2 in the first set and the match was really even. Daveys foot began to hurt at 3-2, she was in a lot of pain by then, so thats why she lost the rest of the games. Lindsay was clearly destracted from then on. I also feel that if the foot wouldnt of bothered her today, she would of beat jen 6-2 in the third, after jen winning the first set. Will her foot be OK for the USO?
I hope we get to see some of those amazing night matches. Wouldnt it be great if we had a Davenport - Capriati final? And had the match of the year! That would be sooooo cool. There is no grater prospect in my opinion than a night match at flushing meadows, the atmosphere is amazing, the smells are rank, and the play outstanding.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 08:08 PM
Jen also turned her ankle in the first set but she kept playing and Lindsay kept playing also, her foot didn't flare up till after Jen was killing her in the second.
I also find it odd that her foot only hurts when she is losing in matches, you never she anything wrong when she wins matches.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 08:15 PM
I knew people would devalue Jen's wins. I feel pretty sure that if there was not a Slam starting Monday, that BOTH Amelie and Lindsay would have finished their match with Jennifer. I think they both had the "better not risk it, it isn't worth it" mentality on the court. Jen was a champion before this tournament AND she has beaten both the players before she beat them this weekend. Jen is still a champion and in her heart, Jen knows she would have won those matches anyway.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 08:37 PM
Jen was playinh out of her skin. It was fantastic to watch the old Jen of 2001 who was playing aggressive and playing to her strengths which is deep power drives and great movement. She has been playing too defensive for 18 months now, but this week has been different and she really stepped it up on her backhand, serve and returns. If she plays like that at the US open, she is going to take the title.
Aug 23rd, 2003, 09:57 PM
I totally agree Knizzle and selesport. She was fine until 3-2. Poor Lindsay. Can she ever catch a break?
Aug 23rd, 2003, 10:13 PM
I think it started in the second set at the start. I think Jen got her moving too much in the first. There where some real long rallys, and Jen was coming out on top all the time.