View Full Version : Lindsay's reti...dont like that word..FUTURE!!

Feb 18th, 2002, 06:35 PM
Ive just been reading a thread about the top 10 in 2005...and EVERYONE, and i mean EVERYONE who has posted says that lindsay will be reti...no longer on our courts:sad: :sad:

so it got me worrying..and im sure all TOPS have thought about it

what do we do when 'IT' happens????

how are all going to cope, what will we do, will the clan fold, no news on lindsay, we wont know how she is...until she drops her first sprog anyway...

u gotta help me guys....i dont know if i can cope...the injury is taking its toll already

i pray to god that there is going to be some sort of rehab centre for depressed TOPS to spend the rest of there years living in past glory....instead of TOPping (parden the pun, i couldnt resist) themselves.....

Feb 18th, 2002, 08:55 PM
We all know she won't be playing tennis for ten more years. But just knowing that can make us enjoy each moment she's out there on court even more. We just have to try and make the best of it while she's still playing, keep supporting her no matter what.

The day she decides to retire will be a very sad day indeed, but its not the end of the world. And after a long period of weeping and alcohol abuse im sure we can find a way to go on with our lives ;)

Feb 19th, 2002, 05:29 AM
I say another 8 more years on the tour which is good enough for 10 years.

Feb 19th, 2002, 12:32 PM
Well, it'll happen but at least we have a couple of years to go :)

I'm pretty sure that when it happens Lindsay will have a proper "fairwell" from the WTA - perhaps at the year end champs of the year she retires - or somewhere bigger to fit the whole of TOP's in ;)


Feb 19th, 2002, 12:49 PM
Well thanks for that guys, if i already wasn't depressed enough (having to wait the whole possible...6 months for linds' return),
Jacs you got any tylenol spare, i think when that day comes we may all need some.
Who was the bearer of the badnews??:mad:
Stay positive please folks and until that day comes (never, i am hoping) also please stay positive and keep on cheering lindsay on

Feb 19th, 2002, 01:25 PM
I supported Steffi before Lindsay and when Steffi retired I thought my world had come to a complete end but then there was this rather nice buth powerful player called Lindsay whom I soon supported just as loyally as I had done Steffi and everything in my world came right again. Who I will support after dear Lindsay retires I don't know but someone will step into the breach. So it will be a very sad day when she retires but rest assured we will get it over it, although i too don't want to think about it.

Looking forward to her return in 2002 and for her to wow us again with some power playing.

Cheers for now



Feb 19th, 2002, 08:56 PM
Jan,but Lindsay is for you the same Steffi was?or for Steffi (cos she was the first u loved) u felt something different?
i dont know if i'll follow women's tennis after Lindsay's retire.maybe i'll just follow men.but i'm sure NO ONE will be loved from me as Lindsay is now.


Feb 20th, 2002, 06:56 AM
I dont think ill stop watching tennis, but there wont be anyone quite like Lindsay to support. Jan, i think you were very lucky to have found yourself a second fave but i dont think i will :)

I think im gonna stick to the mens tennis too.

Feb 20th, 2002, 11:30 AM
Yes I agree. There will never be anyone quite like Lindsay. There's just something about her. It's hard to describe.

It will be sad when she retires....extremely....but I think I'm coping ok now.
Maybe when she retires we can beg and plead for her to e-mail us all or hold a special chat so she can say a farewell to her beloved fans. Or something like that. I think that would be very nice.

Be even better if we were all invited to her farewell party. :D

Feb 20th, 2002, 06:56 PM
this post is too depressing to even respond to.. sorry . It's bad enough that she's out for six months without contemplating her retirement! :sad:

Feb 21st, 2002, 12:38 AM
aaack!! gasp!! not funny. are you trying to kill me?

come back lindsay!

Feb 21st, 2002, 09:33 AM
im sorry guys i didnt mean to upset anyone...will u all forgive me:sad: :sad: :sad:

Feb 21st, 2002, 07:13 PM
:) no problem Kelly ..... :)

Feb 21st, 2002, 08:37 PM
As long as you never EVER do it again! :fiery: ;)

Feb 22nd, 2002, 11:43 AM
I didn't mean to upset or depress anyone either.

Lindsay and Steffi were friendly and Lindsay admired the way Steffi retired at the top (NO 3) and she says she wants to do that - its really cool I think she said, so that really endeared me to support Lindsay although I have liked her ever since I saw her at Eastbourne in 1996 before she had really won any big title.

I idolised Steffi and was so upset when she retired although I know it was the right decision for her. I shall be just as upset when Lindsay does go but I don't think it will be just yet. I love ladies tennis but I always need someone special to root for.


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Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:36 PM
Besides, L needs to win her career golden slam before she retires... :D :D :D :D

LINDSAY.... ahhhhhhhhh (the crowd goes wild!)
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Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:50 PM
just got the new issue of ace magazine..right near the backin 'tournament preveiws' at the very end it says...

".....but the title holder wont win again. Lindsay Davenports career is in trouble after requiring ANOTHER operation on the knee she damaged last year.."

I thought this op was her first on the knee..or am i wrong? if i am then when and what was the othe op for???

any one know..
theres also a pic of lindsay advertising for eastbourne and one about a good lob shot:confused:

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:34 PM
This ain't the news we want to hear. It's not good. We must remain positive


Feb 24th, 2002, 01:55 PM
it took me a long time to answer to this ... because i was contemplating what to say ... anyway ...

there would be no one ever like lindsay, in my opinion, but i love women's tennis enough to stick around. lindsay would always have a wonderful place in my heart because she was the one who got me into tennis. as i have said myself before, i was crazy about lindsay so much that i created a whole club for her!

even so, lindsay would retire some day and we will face that eventually. i would want that the club be NOT disbanded even after her retirement because we have shared a bit of ourselves as TOPs and that would never change. we can remember everything about lindsay for ever!

what about it guys? :)

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:57 PM
dont worry guys, lindsay has been through more that you think. she wont let this operation hit her as bad as she would want it to :)

Feb 25th, 2002, 12:14 PM
KELLY, I read that in ACE and felt a bit miffed but Richard Eaton always in my mind seems to have a bit of a down on Lindsay. I think he was referring to her one operation this year and not to another one. He probably thought she had an operation last year. Unless I have misinterpretted and she has had another Op recently. After all we knew she would not be back before May at the very earliest. Lets keep positive for her guys, Linds will come through this!!

JACS - I would like us to keep TOP going after Lindsay retires - as you say we have all given a part of ourselves in supporting Lindsay so strongly and I would so miss you all. Hopefully we have a few years before we have to do this but it is good to consider our options for the future.



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Feb 25th, 2002, 01:58 PM
:( I haven't got my new copy of ACE yet!

I think the guy himself has missunderstood. Perhaps he thinks that Lindsay has previously had an op on her knee because she was out for a while last year with knee problems (Madrid, RG retired from one of the US hardcourts vs Dementieva in March).

I'll still follow WTA even when Lindsay retires. As I always say to my sister - "Lindsay rules the court! :)".

I will always remember Lindsay for her great matches and most importantly for getting me into tennis in the first place! Yes, like every other British citizen, I watch Wimby EVERY year - with out fail and loved it! But I'll always remember the Olympic final 1996 was when I really started supporting Lindsay.

Lindsay's been the only player who I've had as a favourite, and it will be hard to sort of find someone else to support. The time hasn't come yet, I'm sure we'll still have at least another 3 years left.


-Rachel :bounce:

Feb 25th, 2002, 11:03 PM
I was heart-broken when Steffi retired and it will happen again when Linds retires. But Lindsay will recover and continue to play tennis for us. No need to get sad now. Let's hope she will be back by the end on march and let's enjoy her on court.