View Full Version : Lindsay might be injured but lets reflect on the lighter times to cheer us up! :-)

Jul 29th, 2005, 01:49 AM

It's possible Lindsay may withdraw from the Acura giving her injury and since I've been a bit fed-up with the lack of Lindsay in tennis for the last few weeks I thought it would be great to cheer me (and you guys up) by posting some "lighter moment" quotes from interviews, or just some plain classic quotes from Lindsay :D

I'll start with some lovely interactions between Lindsay and Corina in this Fed Cup interview:

Q. Corina, if I'm correct, this will be the first time you're scheduled to play Fed Cup. Can you talk about how excited you are about that, and also a little bit -- I don't know if you ever campaigned to Zina or if Zina called you, if you could answer both of those questions.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Pretty safe to say she doesn't campaign (laughter). Corina?

CORINA MORARIU: I didn't like stalk Zina for a nomination to the team (laughter). Yeah, I was on the team in '98. Unfortunately didn't get a chance to play. It's been a tough few years for me. So to be able to be on the team in '98 and play again in 2005 after my illness, a couple shoulder surgeries, it's pretty special, especially here where I grew up. I'm really fired up. To get to play with Lindsay, who is obviously a great player, but an even better friend to me, just really, really looking forward to it. It's been a great week. We've all had a really good time. As far as being picked for the team, I believe that was Zina's decision. I didn't lobby for it (laughter). I was thrilled to get the call and to be a part of it.

CAPTAIN GARRISON: I would say when I did call Corina, she was actually pretty surprised to hear from me. She's like, "Zina?" I'm like, "Yeah." I definitely thought it would be a great fit. It's been great for me because all four of these guys get along. It's a nice, calm atmosphere. It's been really, really fun.
Q. You all have been dubbed the Dream Team of women's tennis right now. We've seen some Dream Teams falter recently. Can you talk a little about the pressure of being such heavy, heavy favorites in this tie.

CAPTAIN GARRISON: Well, first of all, I think we're the Dreamettes (laughter). You know, like I said before, they're all true champions. I think first and foremost, they all put theirselves out there. A lot of people are not playing. But they made some clear decisions that they wanted to come and play. Like I said before, Lindsay stuck out in the beginning early on, and Serena and Venus and Corina and everybody pretty much came on board. I think it takes a group like this to be leaders, to let people know how important it is to play for your country. I think they put theirself on the line. I mean, got to give them their credit for doing that.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it's a silly name. (:haha: where's your sense of fun, Lindsay!?) I think, you know, the goal of every country is to put together their best team, and some years it doesn't work out. This year so far it's been great. We've all been really excited this week in not talking only about this tie, but we're looking forward to hopefully some more ties later in the year and potential match-ups. We all are pretty into it, want to do well. It's great that we could all play and hopefully that's the same for the rest of the year.

:awww: :sobbing:
Q. Lindsay, could you talk about the emotion of the post match ceremony when you and Corina reached the finals of the Australian. I understand that was a very emotional moment.
CORINA MORARIU: You're going to try to make us both cry.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, that was tough. I had thought about it the night before and was going over in my head what I was going to say. I had done all my other thank yous first, was saving the part about Corina for the end. About 10 seconds into it, I started crying before I could get any of possibly the correct words out that I wanted to say. You know, people -- a lot of people know her story, a lot of people don't know her story. To be around it from the beginning through hospital stays and life scares, I mean, it was pretty emotional and intense. Even to see her come back. When she's come back, been cancer free, her body has broken down in other ways. It's been a huge battle for her to come back. For us to be standing there, I felt was an amazing accomplishment for her. It's hard. I love her like a sister. It's been a fun, fun ride to see her come back so excited when Zina told me she was considering asking Corina to play here because I knew, you know, these things mean the world to her.

I love the Lindsay/Corina interactions :D

here are a couple of good Quote from the Sports Illustrated "Standing Tall" article after her US Open 1998 win:

This year's Open was supposed to be the playground for the look-at-me generation, not a 22-year-old woman whose wish for the longest time was to go unnoticed. "I wasn't a perfect thing at 17," [:lol: who is?! :lol: - bless her ;)] Davenport said last Saturday evening. "I didn't have confidence. I was hunched over and real embarrassed, and I didn't want to be in the limelight. But it changed over time. The last couple of years I've gained a lot of confidence. That's the most exciting thing: how much I've had to change to win."

When Davenport was a child, no one dubbed her America's next great player, but here she is now: the first U.S.-born woman to win the Open since Evert in '82. "No one ever said anything about me," Davenport said after dismantling Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the semis. "I was never a prodigy."

Lindsay: Always so modest ;)

She'd transferred from Chadwick High in Palos Verdes, Calif., to Murrieta Valley High that year, but it wasn't until she beat Gabriela Sabatini a few months later in the Virginia Slims of Florida that anyone at school knew she played tennis. "I always tried to hide the fact that I was an athlete," Davenport said. "I just wanted to be normal."

There're lots of nice things in that article - read it in full here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/1998/weekly/980921/standingtall.html

You have to read this article - i love the last 2 paragraphs! :D And i didn't know she originally turned down an invite to David Letternam show because she thought he'd make fun of her!

This is a quite good article too: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/1998/weekly/980824/ten0824/a.html

I'm going bed now because it's like nearly 3am UK time, but if any of you have any good quotes, interviews etc we can read and remenis on then do post them here :D


Jul 29th, 2005, 01:52 AM
I think some of these quotes also reflect on why I do like Lindsay so much, not just as a player but as a person to - her character! Sometimes I forget what I saw in her 10 years or so ago, but things like this just remind me what it was :D


Jul 29th, 2005, 03:28 AM

Jul 29th, 2005, 02:25 PM
one of my fave all time quotes has to be about the vest top she was wearing and thr interviewer asked if she was influenced by tommy haas (he was the first teh wear the no sleeves top) lindsays reply

"i couldnt give a crap about tommy haas"


Q. Do you go on the Internet a lot? Can you tell me your top five sites that you like to visit?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I do. I stopped traveling with a laptop a couple years ago. I have brought one here, though. My five top sites would probably be AOL to get mail. E Online, I like to read some gossip stuff. Embarrassingly enough NeimanMarcus.com. Probably ESPN.com. For a fifth one, I don't know. Those are probably the four.

Q. Any news?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: On AOL they have quite a bit of news. I usually search like top news stories from there. Four is pretty good. And the WTA Tour, of course (laughter).

Q. Can you share what they said to you afterward when you went over?

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, my mom and sister were crying really hard. And my other sister was really happy. And my dad was really happy. They just said, "Oh, we're so proud of you. And so glad we're here." And you're awesome or whatever. (Laughter.) They very rarely compliment me.

Q. Let's skip the list of 23. A few others who called you that were significant for you.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT: They are all pretty significant. I had some friends on the men's tour that called, that was really nice. When you hear from other players that means a lot because you know it was like -- I'm not going to tell you who, I can see you going like -- it's funny, the first call I got, and I'll never forget it, was from a guy that plays on Tour, his name is Brian McPhie. He called and he said it was 3:27 and I just won match point and he called and was screaming in the phone. Those are the ones you remember, the people that you play with. I went through the whole list. You just know a lot of people, friends of mine are very happy for me, it was a great feeling.

Jul 29th, 2005, 08:42 PM
:lol: @ the first one!

What were that last two related to? Was the family one about the Olympic win? And what was the last one regarding....what is the list of 23?


Jul 29th, 2005, 09:54 PM
sorry...2nd to last is about the olympics.....and the last one was her us open 98..she got to her hotel and had 23 messages on her answer phone and she was talking about the first message she heard...tought it was cute. wonder if she still ahs the tape and listens to it for inspiration

Jul 30th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Those are nice quotes :)

foreva lindsay
Jul 31st, 2005, 06:47 PM
one of my fave all time quotes has to be about the vest top she was wearing and thr interviewer asked if she was influenced by tommy haas (he was the first teh wear the no sleeves top) lindsays reply

"i couldnt give a crap about tommy haas"