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hurricanejeanne
Jul 17th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Davenport to play WTT Event, Mulling over comeback
Updated: July 17, 2007, 3:19 PM ET

LOS ANGELES -- Three-time major champion Lindsay Davenport is considering a comeback after being off the pro tour since the end of last year while awaiting the birth of her first child.


"I hope so," she said Tuesday on a conference call from her Laguna Beach home. "I haven't made any final decisions. It's a small goal I'm working towards."


A comeback is alluring in part because Davenport would like to play in next year's Beijing Olympics. She won a gold medal in singles at the 1996 Atlanta Games.


"The thing that intrigues me is the Olympics and trying to go back as a mother," she said.


Davenport gave birth via Caesarean section to son Jagger on June 10 -- two days after her 31st birthday.


She'll play her first match since September on Saturday night as a member of the Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis.


"I'm feeling great. All of a sudden, things have healed really quickly," she said. "It's been so much fun preparing. I've been hitting with my husband."


Davenport will play doubles with Elena Likhovtseva and mixed doubles with Mark Knowles against the Newport Beach Breakers. Also on the Capitals, coached by Wayne Bryan, are Sam Warburg and Michelle Larcher de Brito.


The match in Sacramento will be Davenport's only appearance because the league's regular season ends July 25.


"I looked at it as really a kind of fun challenge," she said. "To see if I could come back so quickly and give me a kick in the pants and see if I could be active."


Her son was born three weeks early due to unspecified complications, although he is healthy. She said Jagger's name "has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones"; she and husband Jonathan Leach just wanted an unusual name.


Davenport plans to bring her son, husband, nanny and other family members to Sacramento.


"I'm hoping he'll bring me even more joy on the road and more fun," she said. "The challenge for me is about balancing everything. I totally understand the working mom's guilt. If I go practice, I feel bad."


Davenport said her husband supports a possible comeback.


"He thinks it's great," she said. "He's totally encouraging me to do whatever I want."


Davenport, the world's former No. 1 player, doesn't foresee her son on the pro tennis tour. Her father-in-law is former Southern California tennis coach Dick Leach and her brother-in-law Rick played on the ATP Tour.


"It's probably in his best interest to not follow the tennis gene," she said. "Hopefully, he'll be involved in some kind of sports."

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2939896

hurricanejeanne
Jul 17th, 2007, 09:05 PM
I'm actually speechless.

The Olympics would be perfect.

Andrew..
Jul 17th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Wow. I'm shocked. Not really about her possibly coming back (which, at this point, I'm pretty sure is actually a sure thing...), but at how forward she's being about it.

Lindsay :bounce:

LDF
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Wow :eek:

Just a month or so ago I'd pretty much accepted that we wouldn't see her on tour again, but to see her speaking about a possible comeback like this is very exciting :bounce:

Nikki
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:27 PM
I'm shocked & excited.

I never thought she would think about making a comeback. I will be happy if she does.

QUEENLINDSAY
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:34 PM
OMG!!!! I will be the happiest fan on earth if she does comeback!
I can't wait to see her and jagger this weekend. I hope I can get a glimpse of her baby, lol!!

GO LINDSAY!!!

MH0861
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:37 PM
She has to be seeing the likes of Ana, Nicole and Marion going deep in slams as quite a bit of motivation too. So excited :D

LindsayRulz
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:43 PM
:eek: I'm in total shock!

Lefty.
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:45 PM
:eek: :bigclap: :bounce:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Unbelievable, I could never have envisaged a comeback a few months ago, and now it's becoming a reality, I know she hasn't said so, but playing WTT so soon after the birth, no words about wanting to be a stay-at-home mom, it's amazing! :D

Good luck Linds, full support as ever :worship:

!<blocparty>!
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:51 PM
OMG! :dance:

This is absolutely fantastic news.

lindsayno1
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:57 PM
hale friggin luuuuyah!

#1Davenport
Jul 17th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Lindsay! It's a dream come true! I LOVE YOU!

Andrew..
Jul 17th, 2007, 11:29 PM
WORLD TEAMTENNIS MEDIA CONFERENCE


July 17, 2007


Lindsay Davenport (http://www.asapsports.com/show_player.php?id=12553)


ROSIE CREWS (WTT): We have Lindsay Davenport who is coming back to World TeamTennis. She's been busy the last six weeks taking care of little Jagger. She'll tell us about that. She's coming back to play World TeamTennis with Sacramento on Saturday night (July 21). This is the first time Lindsay is back in World TeamTennis since 2003. She actually started her WTT career with the Caps in '93.
Let's take some questions for Lindsay.

Q. How are you feeling?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm feeling great. Thank you so much.

Q. Tell me about when you started to play after the birth of your child? How many weeks did you sit out?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I had to have a cesarean section with him, so I was out not doing much the first two weeks obviously, then slowly just started to do some stuff about maybe when he was about two and a half weeks, just kind of getting more active on my doctor's permission.
You know, all of a sudden it's been -- things have healed really quickly. I felt really great. I've had a great recovery. So since about two and a half weeks, I've been pretty active, been able to practice now the last week at a very high percentage. Glad there were no complications.

Q. Did TeamTennis contact you about playing Saturday and why did you decide to play so soon after having a baby?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, you know, Ilana (Kloss, WTT CEO/Commissioner) is a friend of mine. We have been obviously in contact through my pregnancy. She had asked me in May, Is there any way you would want to
come back and play a TeamTennis match? You know, originally Jagger was not due until July 2nd, so I told her it probably wasn't going to be likely, knowing when the TeamTennis season was. But because of some complications we had with him, he actually came obviously three weeks early on June 10th.
I talked to her shortly after and said, I'm feeling great. You know, I think I'll be ready to do it. I looked at it really as kind of a fun challenge to see, you know, if I could come back so quickly and kind of get me a little kick in the pants to get back being active, you know, being healthy and all of that stuff.

Q. You talked to your doctor about it, I assume. What was his or her reaction?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, fine. Normally you go in every four weeks for your post-op. I see my doctor every week. My husband takes me there to make sure I'm totally doing well and following orders. Great. I mean, everything I've done has been with her permission. She's a friend of mine. Everything is totally healthy and fine.

Q. The name Jagger, what is the story behind that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it wasn't a big story. We like maybe not the most traditional names. It was a name that we had actually heard years ago. It was always kind of the name we wanted. It has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones, although people think that.
You know, it was just a name we gravitated towards. We did not know what we were having the whole pregnancy. For whatever reason, we thought we were having a girl. We were always really discussing girl names. When he came out, we found out it was a boy, we hadn't really discussed the possibility of anything other than a girl, so we went with the name that we had liked for the last few years.

Q. Considering his middle name as well, do you envision him being called J.J. at some point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. We used to talk about if we had a son, you know, we always refer to him as Johnny Jr. while we were never going to call him Jonathan Jr. or whatever. But it was something fun we did. We call him Jagger, but we certainly don't care if people call him that.

Q. Should we take any signs from you playing World TeamTennis that we'll see you back on tour at some point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, I'm not sure. I mean, I never thought that I would -- things changed so much. I never thought, first of all, I'd be coming back so soon. It's been so much fun kind of preparing for it. Just been hitting with my husband to get ready. It's been great, great getting back in shape.
I hope so. I haven't made any decisions, final decisions yet. But it's something kind of like a small goal in the back of my mind I'm working towards. You know, as it went in the later part of my pregnancy, I thought if I stay healthy, it would be just great to be able to come back and play some as a mother. Hopefully things continue to go well and that can be possible.

Q. What is the greatest challenge and greatest joy of being a mom? When you've come back before, when you've had layoffs, is the biggest challenge getting your timing or playing in front of crowds? What is it from a tennis perspective you'll be dealing with Saturday?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, the first part of the question, the challenge I think for me is about trying to like balance everything. I totally understand now the working mom's guilt. If I go out and practice, I feel bad about leaving him. If I'm home trying to do stuff, I feel bad cleaning up the house or whatever. It's an interesting challenge there. We have a wonderful lady helping us, which wouldn't be possible, and I don't think I'd be as focused if I didn't have her.
But I think as far as me coming back, it's never too much been about playing crowds. It's sometimes in matches being able to play well at the right times. The other thing for me is, you know, it's not so much timing of hitting the ball, it's moving and timing of hitting of the ball. I mean, if it comes right down the middle, my timing's always been great. It's about what kind of steps to take, getting in position, really setting up for my shots.

Q. When you see someone like Bammer, who is a mother, be really successful, Venus not a mother but just winning Wimbledon, your contemporaries, does that inspire you at all to come back, or is it regardless of what anyone else does?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, people bring up Bammer a lot to me. Probably a little different because I think her daughter's like -- I don't want to misspeak, but like six or something like that. I'm sure that's incredibly difficult.
For me right now I'm focusing on coming back just from the pregnancy and dealing with an infant. I'm not sure how it would be if he was five or six.
I think there's amazing women throughout the world that have done great things after having a baby. Gwen Stefani is a friend of mine. She balances it all just amazing and she's inspiring. My mom went back to work after she had all of us. Both my sisters work. You know, just about being around that, I feel like I want to be able to try to do it all, and that's obviously being a good mother and a good wife and having some kind of career again hopefully.

Q. You played Stanford quite often. What was the appeal to play that tournament for you? Now that San Diego isn't going to be in the mix, how challenging do you think it will be for that tournament to draw top players?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I loved Stanford. It was definitely one of my favorite tournaments. Coming from California, it was always really great. I always played there when healthy to start my summer season. I always thought the weather was great. The fans are great. A great atmosphere. I always wanted to go to college there. I don't know if that was part of it. I always thought it was a great, great tournament.
You know, I haven't seen the summer calendar. I know San Diego's off. I know Stanford falls before L.A. In the summer, I think it would still be a good time for them. It will be difficult next year with an Olympic year. I think all the tournaments, their dates get kind of played with a little bit.
I think the players that have played there have always loved going there and hopefully that will continue to be the case.

Q. I was talking to Lisa Leslie last week. She had her daughter a week or so before you did. She said she also had a C-section. She went out to the ESPY Awards and it was the first time she had left the baby with her mom. She obviously was feeling a lot of the same things that you are being away from the baby, trying to tend to other things. Will you be bringing the baby up to Sacramento?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, yeah.

Q. How will you handle that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, there's no question. Whatever I decide to do, and if that's playing again, yeah, I mean, he's with me full-time. That's part of being a mom and stuff. Yeah, the whole family's going to Sacramento, dad included.
Yeah, you just have to make it work. Obviously things get more challenging and in some cases more complicated. I'm hoping that he'll bring me even more joy on the road and a lot of fun. But obviously, you know, traveling, we just have to learn to make it work.

Q. At what point do you think you and John would be putting a racquet in his hands?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: If it's up to me, at no time. I think probably another sport. But who knows. Whatever the kid wants to do, he'll obviously be able to do it.

Q. What memories do you have when you debuted with the Capitals in '93, helped them win the league title in '97 and '98?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I loved playing there. I remember at the time Ramey (Osborne) was the owner, had gone through my coach at the time Robert (Van't Hoff) to get me to play. I was only 17 when I agreed to play. Had no idea what I was getting into with the whole season.
But absolutely loved it. Have always loved the concept. You know, I love being around like the team atmosphere and other players. Always really interesting when you get the men and women together working towards a common goal. But everyone in Sacramento was great. It always had the best crowds, tons of people always there.
I'm interested to see the new site where they're playing, be able to check that out. I haven't been back there since I guess '98 was the last year. I know I met a lot of great people up there, the people that all worked for the Capitals were great. New coach in Wayne Bryan for me. Look forward to playing with him on the bench.

Q. Have you watched any tennis in your time off?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, the last few weeks I was not put on bed rest, but I was put on some rest. That was right when the French was going on, so I was watching that because there wasn't much else for me to do. You know, Jagger was born the Sunday, the finals of the French, then two weeks later is Wimbledon. Those two weeks you're not getting out all that much, so I got to watch Wimbledon, too. And you're up in the middle of the night, so that was fun.

Q. Did you find yourself missing it at that point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it's funny because I've always enjoyed it. It was intriguing to watch it, especially kind of how -- more so for me Wimbledon than the French, how that played out.
You know, there's certain things you definitely miss and there's other things that you don't miss. But definitely enjoyed watching it, seeing what kind of transpired with some of the upsets, obviously Venus just playing great after the first couple rounds to win again.

Q. Did the fact she won that and Serena won Australia surprise you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It didn't surprise me at all. It surprised me maybe two of the first three rounds she was in some trouble and got through, then she was just on cruise control it seemed like.

Q. Why didn't it surprise you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think just when she steps on grass, she gets confidence. I think she's so good on it, I think she knows it. I think she knows the other players don't really want to play her on grass. I think that immediately resonates in her game. Kind of maybe the things that go through her head, maybe the doubt isn't there when she steps on a grass court.

Q. Are you breast-feeding?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I am. Last night we got to six and a half hours in a row and he's getting big. I'm hoping this keeps getting extended.

Q. When the baby arrives, some people say he looks just like you did when you were a baby, resembles family members. What are people saying?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I joked that I'm basically a surrogate to my husband's twin. It's ridiculous. You know, my family tries to help. Oh, you know, his fingers look like yours. But he is a hundred percent my husband, which is cute. I mean, it's amazing to look down and see that.

Q. Where does John stand on possibly the playing?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: He thinks it's great. He's totally encouraging me to do whatever I want. Obviously it would be tougher on him because he'd be without me and the baby for stretches at a time. He thinks it's exciting.
The thing that really intrigues me about playing is the Olympics next year, trying to go back maybe obviously as a mother and see how that pans out. But he's great. I mean, he is going to come to Sacramento. If I could make some sort of schedule, we'll definitely plan a lot of weeks where he's there, make it work.

Q. Further down the road is the biggest challenge to stop Jagger's grandfather from getting him out on the court?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: The whole family. You know, I mean, we'll see what happens. I think it's probably in his best interest maybe not to follow the tennis gene. You can't really control what they want to do. Hopefully he'll be involved in some kind of sports.
ROSIE CREWS: Lindsay, thank you so much for joining us today. We can't wait to see you in Sacramento.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I will see you this weekend.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Lindsay interviews. :hearts::hearts::hearts:

I especially love this quote:

It's been so much fun kind of preparing for it. Just been hitting with my husband to get ready. It's been great, great getting back in shape.

Dave.
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:05 AM
I AM SO HAPPY!:bounce: :bounce: I really hope she makes a go of it! This is the best news all year:bounce: :bounce:

If she's thinking about the Olympics already, well perhaps a comeback during the indoor season this year is getting more and more likely!

and lol at Lindsay watching Wimbledon whilst up in the middle of the night for the baby:lol:

Thanks for the interviews Jeanne and Andrew:wavey:

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:19 AM
My guess is that Lindsay probably plays the following:

Sydney
The AO
Dubai (Yes, all the way over there... they'll pay her alot)
IW
Miami
Amelia Island and/or Charleston
Wimbledon
Stanford
LA
The Olympics
USO

Maybe play a grass court tournament, or another hardcourt event somewhere. My guess is that the US Open will be her final farewell, but another year is good enough for me. :) (Though if she qualifies for the YEC with that schedule... who knows?)

Dave.
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:38 AM
My guess is that Lindsay probably plays the following:

Sydney
The AO
Dubai (Yes, all the way over there... they'll pay her alot)
IW
Miami
Amelia Island and/or Charleston
Wimbledon
Stanford
LA
The Olympics
USO

Maybe play a grass court tournament, or another hardcourt event somewhere. My guess is that the US Open will be her final farewell, but another year is good enough for me. :) (Though if she qualifies for the YEC with that schedule... who knows?)

I think she'll find a way to pull out of Miami. Otherwise I don't see her playing 7-8 weeks straight during that period. Apart from that your schedule is spot on. She also may play the Champions Challenge in Hong Kong on the first week of the year but that's just an exhibition.

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Depends how much they're going to pay her this time. They need to put up those Davenport Dollars. She's not cheap anymore, and I'm sure she'll be worse now.

Same with Dubai really - they'll pay her, and she'll show up. And Miami isn't just something you can drop now... WTA is going to ride her ass on it. She could always pull out with Bahamaitis. And show up at a parade in Amelia Island a week later.

!<blocparty>!
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:50 AM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9536/f28zr2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sounds like a plan.

hurricanejeanne
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:14 AM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9536/f28zr2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sounds like a plan.

:inlove:

I actually think she may start back smaller, like a tier 3 or something before the Australian. But she's always done well in Sydney.

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:30 AM
As I see it, there are three options.

1. Come back at New Haven this year. Play the US Open, and maybe Bali and Quebec. It would salvage her ranking, and keep getting her direct entry into anything next year. It may not give her enough time to prepare, but I hope it happens.

2. Come back at the start of next year, and play a moderate schedule.

3. Come back at Indian Wells next year, and play a short, light schedule.

blumaroo
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:41 AM
:hearts:
That baby couldn't have come at a better time. She was so unhappy at the time and her game was regressing rapidly. Let's hope she's stays healthy because the positive attitude is there.
I'm glad she watched the French and Wimbledon. She can't pick a better time to come back while half of the tour is crippled/slumping.

hurricanejeanne
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:57 AM
As I see it, there are three options.

1. Come back at New Haven this year. Play the US Open, and maybe Bali and Quebec. It would salvage her ranking, and keep getting her direct entry into anything next year. It may not give her enough time to prepare, but I hope it happens.

2. Come back at the start of next year, and play a moderate schedule.

3. Come back at Indian Wells next year, and play a short, light schedule.

I'm leaning toward #2. She plays incredibly well in Australia and Jagger will be old enough to tolerate the long flight.
I'd love to see her in New Haven and the Open, but I think it's too soon. I feel like an Indian Wells comeback would be a little late in the season although it's only March. She sounds like she really wants to comeback and wants that spot on the Olympic team.

Okay, I'm excited now. :bounce:

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 02:02 AM
I have changed my avatar in celebration of the festivities. Cheer.

Lindsayfan32
Jul 18th, 2007, 02:09 AM
I have just discovered what I missed the most of Lindsay's time away. The interviews she a really engaging person when talking to the press and tell like it is and gota love that.

I wasn't surprised at all when I got up this morning and mother told me Lindsay might be making a comeback. It made the tv news in Australia so it has to be big news. My thinking is this why would she maintain a ranking if she wasn't considering it and next year's Olympics as the motivation didn't surprise either. I have said I didn't want her to comeback in past but I don't think she will unless she is competitive and I will support all the way.

LindsayRulz
Jul 18th, 2007, 02:40 AM
As I see it, there are three options.

1. Come back at New Haven this year. Play the US Open, and maybe Bali and Quebec. It would salvage her ranking, and keep getting her direct entry into anything next year. It may not give her enough time to prepare, but I hope it happens.

2. Come back at the start of next year, and play a moderate schedule.

3. Come back at Indian Wells next year, and play a short, light schedule.


It would be nice to see Lindsay play at the US Open this year :hearts: As we all know, she likes this period of the year and I'm sure Lindsay would really like to play this summer but unfortunatly I think it's to early. I feel like she'll ask for a gold or silver shit that the WTA give at the beginning of they year so she can play at any event next year. I think IW seems just to far from now.

joaco
Jul 18th, 2007, 03:10 AM
This is the best news EVER!!! I'm so glad Lindsay is considering a comeback... i cannoooooot believe thissssssssssssss. We love you Linz, can't wait to see you play again :bounce:

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 03:29 AM
It would be nice to see Lindsay play at the US Open this year :hearts: As we all know, she likes this period of the year and I'm sure Lindsay would really like to play this summer but unfortunatly I think it's to early. I feel like she'll ask for a gold or silver shit that the WTA give at the beginning of they year so she can play at any event next year. I think IW seems just to far from now.
She'd probably apply for, and get, Gold Exempt Emeritus status - what Hingis got when she came back.

LindsayRulz
Jul 18th, 2007, 04:31 AM
She'd probably apply for, and get, Gold Exempt Emeritus status - what Hingis got when she came back.

Didn't Lindsay already apply for a Gold Exempt Emeritus status in the past but Larry Scott refused?

Andrew..
Jul 18th, 2007, 05:13 AM
Didn't Lindsay already apply for a Gold Exempt Emeritus status in the past but Larry Scott refused?
Yes, but that was when she was a full time, active player. There were reasons to deny her that status then, but not this time around...

Lindsayfan32
Jul 18th, 2007, 05:52 AM
Here is another thought I had (gee that hurt). When Lindsay comes which is becoming more likely by the minute. Who should coach her? Or does she need a coach at all?
Adam is out of the equation as he was hired to coach Sam earier this year.

If Lindsay coming out of retirement why not bring Robert back with her he was the one coach that got the best out of her and he's been doing other things for four years now, and I personally couldn't see Lindsay playing for a year maybe two at the most.

RayRob
Jul 18th, 2007, 09:13 AM
This is exciting news...I hope it all comes to reality! She's done so well to even get back on the court so early...she's amazing.

Go Lindsay :woohoo:

LUXXXAS
Jul 18th, 2007, 09:43 AM
:awww: my biggest dream! I'm speechless :bigcry:

ChampLindsay
Jul 18th, 2007, 10:44 AM
speechlesssssssssssssssss:eek: :eek: :eek: :sad: :sad: :sad:

A DREAM COME TRUE!!!:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :hearts: :hearts:

Lindsay, i am so happy that you made this decision!! Hopp she will play a good match on WTT, and then starts through for the season 08!!
PLEASE LINDSAY!:sad: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Lindsayfan
Jul 18th, 2007, 11:02 AM
of course it would make me the happiest girl out there but it's still a long way to go and we should not dream too much about it.

do you have any pic of Lindsay playing WTT?

Lindsayfan32
Jul 18th, 2007, 11:44 AM
of course it would make me the happiest girl out there but it's still a long way to go and we should not dream too much about it.

do you have any pic of Lindsay playing WTT?

Lindsay doesn't play until this Saturday

dav abu
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:23 PM
I'm scared to actually believe it might happen incase it doesn't but after reading that interview it does seem very possible :bounce:

tennisboi
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:37 PM
I don't care if Lindsay plays on the moon i'm going to see her play wherever it is:)

mike/topgun
Jul 18th, 2007, 06:03 PM
I simply cannot believe it. Just about 4 weeks ago it seemed so unrealistic, and now...it's getting more and more likely.
She's got all our support. If the inner fire in her is still there, then I can see Lindsay on track again, winning titles being a slam threat. Marion Bartoli made it all the way to Wimbledon final. That must've encouraged Lindsay quite a bit.
She's still in the ranks. She still feels capable, and wants to chceck if she's really able. That's awesome. That's a true challenge. Cannot wait to see her fresh on court pics:hearts:

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I would love to see her at the US Open this year, because she's got a streak of 16 consecutive appearances there, and it would be great if she could keep that alive, knowing she'll be playing next year, she could get that up to 18 in a row :worship:

But I think she'll train hard in the autumn, and return at the HK exo in '08, and then onto Oz, so excited about the Olympics news :bounce:

LindsayRulz
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:06 PM
I would love to see her at the US Open this year, because she's got a streak of 16 consecutive appearances there, and it would be great if she could keep that alive, knowing she'll be playing next year, she could get that up to 18 in a row :worship:

But I think she'll train hard in the autumn, and return at the HK exo in '08, and then onto Oz, so excited about the Olympics news :bounce:

Yeah and she has a streak of what 11 consecutive quaters final?

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Yeah and she has a streak of what 11 consecutive quaters final?

10 :p Linda Wild :tape: :lol: beat her in the round of 16 in 1996, that would have made 11 ;)

LindsayfanTV
Jul 18th, 2007, 09:46 PM
I haven't dared think about her return as a possibility as I thought it was speculation but now ~ FANTASTIC!! Can't wait to see how she gets on with the WTT event and New Haven too. I wish they showed more doubles on UK TV. C'mon Linds, let's get the singles schedule sorted for next year, we have tournaments to visit.

Happy, happy, happy!!

Lindsayfanumber1
Jul 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM
:bounce: :bounce:
I can't say the happy i am!! :D

Nikki
Jul 18th, 2007, 10:36 PM
In regards to who coaches her, I think she could easily get Adam back if she wanted to as he is a family friend.

I doubt Robert would coach her as he quit I think because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 11:10 PM
In regards to who coaches her, I think she could easily get Adam back if she wanted to as he is a family friend.

I doubt Robert would coach her as he quit I think because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Yeah, I think Robert is too far in the past now, I hope it's Adam, they work so well together, but I bet even he's shocked at this :lol:

thessafemale
Jul 19th, 2007, 04:00 PM
I'm so happy that Lindsay will return to professional tennis. My favorite player is back. She's a true champion and way better than the likes of Petrova, Jankovic, Vaidisova, Chakvetadze etc. Tennis will be interesting again!

mike/topgun
Jul 19th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Adam Peterson is the man that helped Lindsay to make a strong comeback form 2002/2003 slump years. Why shouldn't he do it again?:p

Dave.
Jul 19th, 2007, 06:17 PM
This means that Lindsay still has a chance to become the highest earning female athlete of all time! It's not a huge achievement but it would be a nice title for Lindsay.:)


1 GRAF, STEFFI GER $21,895,277

2 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA $21,763,653

LDF
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM
^^ That's true! :lol:

And maybe she'll finally get to 100 weeks at number 1 :hearts: [/delusion]

LindsayRulz
Jul 19th, 2007, 09:06 PM
And maybe she'll win Roland Garros! :unsure:

Dave.
Jul 19th, 2007, 09:25 PM
^^ That's true! :lol:

And maybe she'll finally get to 100 weeks at number 1 :hearts: [/delusion]

I know! That is one of the things that has been bugging me ever since she left the number 1 ranking. She really should be at least 100 weeks because in 2005 she practically gave Sharapova number 1 for a few weeks.

hurricanejeanne
Jul 19th, 2007, 09:37 PM
And maybe she'll win Roland Garros! :unsure:

:lol: Now that's a lofty goal. ;)

Anywho, coaching wise, I though Adam was only working with Sam Stosur as a trial period back in Indian Wells/Miami? Or did he actually become her coach?

LDF
Jul 19th, 2007, 09:51 PM
:lol: Now that's a lofty goal. ;)

Anywho, coaching wise, I though Adam was only working with Sam Stosur as a trial period back in Indian Wells/Miami? Or did he actually become her coach?

I saw Adam with Sam in Eastbourne, so I assume that he's her full-time coach :p

hurricanejeanne
Jul 19th, 2007, 10:05 PM
I saw Adam with Sam in Eastbourne, so I assume that he's her full-time coach :p

Damnit. I liked Adam.
Hmmm...then who would coach Lindsay? Rick again maybe, since he's family? Someone totally new?

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 10:18 PM
I'm sure Adam will politely fire ask Sam if he can work with Lindsay :p

hurricanejeanne
Jul 19th, 2007, 10:52 PM
I'm sure Adam will politely fire ask Sam if he can work with Lindsay :p

Maybe that's why Lindsay wants to play doubles with Lisa, Sam's usual partner, instead of Corina.
Sneaky Linds...:p ;)

LindsayRulz
Jul 19th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Maybe that's why Lindsay wants to play doubles with Lisa, Sam's usual partner, instead of Corina.
Sneaky Linds...:p ;)

Babygirl knows how to get what she wants ;)

lindsayno1
Jul 20th, 2007, 03:32 PM
adam will be back.....

RayRob
Jul 21st, 2007, 10:24 AM
adam will be back.....

Yes, we all say this [out of selfishness] because we want to see lovely Adam again ;)

Andrew..
Jul 21st, 2007, 08:43 PM
Damnit. I liked Adam.
Hmmm...then who would coach Lindsay? Rick again maybe, since he's family? Someone totally new?
My guess is that if Lindsay wants him to be her coach, and she makes it clear to him that this isn't a one-shot thing, he'll be back.

LindsayfanTV
Jul 22nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
She was working with David Di Lucia during the last year before her pregnancy ~ didn't he used to work with Lisa Raymond too. Is this another option?

Nikki
Jul 22nd, 2007, 03:29 PM
She was working with David Di Lucia during the last year before her pregnancy ~ didn't he used to work with Lisa Raymond too. Is this another option?

She was with him for a while but i'm pretty sure she had Adam coaching her before she got pregnant.

Andrew..
Jul 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM
She broke up with DiLucia after less that three month. I don't think it worked out too well.

She was back with Adam from LA last year until China.

Lindsayfan32
Jul 23rd, 2007, 12:29 AM
She broke up with DiLucia after less that three month. I don't think it worked out too well.

She was back with Adam from LA last year until China.

Sam and Adam's trial ended up in a full time coaching agreement. It was reported about two months ago.

hurricanejeanne
Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:04 AM
So the coaching roster is...

Robert is out, because he retired. Adam's with Stosur. David couldn't get the job done. Rick [Leach] is the only semi-recent coach Lindsay's had that could essentially work with her, especially if she indeed does comeback and plays singles. Otherwise, it seems as if she'd have to get someone totally new.

tennisboi
Jul 23rd, 2007, 10:36 PM
I've got a good feeling about the comeback...She can do great things I can just feel it in my bones

Andrew..
Jul 23rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
Sam and Adam's trial ended up in a full time coaching agreement. It was reported about two months ago.
Lindsay can pay him a lot more, and offer him better results. I'd be surprised if he wasn't on the short list.