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LindsayRulz
Mar 24th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Ok so it's 2:20PM in Miami, the main draw should be made soon and Lindsay still hasn't pulled out! :bounce:

Depending on which ranking they'll use for the draw, Mamaport might be seeded around the no.30 spot or not seeded at all. My guess is that they'll use the same ranking as IW and Lindsay won't be seeded which means that she might get Serena or Henin in the 2nd round. :unsure:

This tournament is kind of predestined to be crap with the back injury but as fans we must cheer for Lindsay no matter the situation :angel:

Allez!

Elldee
Mar 24th, 2008, 07:26 PM
I think it's fine if she's not seeded. She'll get an extra round and maybe a better draw than she would've as a seed... ie Bartoli second round... even Henin or Serena could be interesting and doable. Lindsay was maintaining her back for IW so hopefully she can do the same. She may pull out after the draw is made tho but hopefully not.

LindsayRulz
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Rumors : Lindsay vs Ana 4th round

Elldee
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Rumors : Lindsay vs Ana 4th round

WOOP, basically.

LindsayRulz
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Draw is not out yet but so far : Henin, Williams x 2, Kuznetsova are in the top half

Bottom part : Ana, Lindsay in the same 4th with Jankovic - Chakvetadeze in the other QF part.

LDF
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:41 PM
So that means Daniela is the other top 8 seed in Lindsay's section?

LindsayRulz
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:46 PM
So that means Daniela is the other top 8 seed in Lindsay's section?

Exact :)

LindsayRulz
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Main draw OUT!

Lindsay is seed no.32

1st round Bye
2nd round vs Pin/Qualifer
3rd round vs Ivanovic!

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/draws/wsr1s4.html

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:20 PM
OMG :drool:

Elldee
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Lindsay/Camille [although as if she can negotiate a qualifier]. Glad she's in!

Elldee
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:26 PM
^^^ that barely makes sense but i'm pretty happy.

dybbuk
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Good luck Lindsay! Been a long time since I saw her in Miami.

LDF
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Ana is so killing in her in that third round.

But good luck Linds!

dybbuk
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Good luck Lindsay! Been a long time since I saw her in Miami.

Lindsay's last match in Miami was in '03. She retired against Bartoli down 0-6. :spit: Something to do with her leg, hamstring I believe. Lindsay's had many injuries though, so I could be wrong. :tape:

Lindsayfan32
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:08 PM
We do have to take into account with all this that Lindsay's back could go again at any time. But no one knows her body better than she does. I still think it might be a better idea to pull out. I'm surprised she playing. Lindsay said she might have to play more in Europe and thought of that must have made her decide to play Miami.

Thanks for the draw link.

hurricanejeanne
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Lindsay's last match in Miami was in '03. She retired against Bartoli down 0-6. :spit: Something to do with her leg, hamstring I believe. Lindsay's had many injuries though, so I could be wrong. :tape:

:lol: I think it was the hamstring that year though, that was around the same time she started having trouble with that nerve in her foot that she had to have surgery on later that year.

She could have had a better draw, but we'll just have to hope her back is okay and that she does her best. Fingers crossed.

LindsayfanTV
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:35 PM
:drool:Thanks for the draw ~ Ana v Lindsay has been a long time coming, so let's hope Lindsay's back holds out as it could be a classic match and a real test of where Lindsay's game is

The Daviator
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Mamaport v Babyport :drool: Wish it was in the QFs though :(

Anyway, at least win ONE match Linds :o :lol: :hug:

Elldee
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:49 PM
If Maria hadn't pulled out Lindsay wouldn't have been seeded... wonder how that would have worked out.

I remember watching players like Ana playing and being glad [in some ways...] that LD was retired and didn't have to face them... but BRING IT ON.

dybbuk
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Mamaport v Babyport™ :drool: Wish it was in the QFs though :(

Anyway, at least win ONE match Linds :o :lol: :hug:

Fixed for you. :p

LindsayRulz
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:06 AM
I thought BabyDavenport was Wozniak :scratch: :p

The Daviator
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Fixed for you. :p

:ras:

LDF
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:28 AM
I thought BabyDavenport was Wozniak :scratch: :p

I'd rather it be her than that hussy Ana :o

[joke!]

Dave.
Mar 25th, 2008, 02:03 AM
Lindsay please win! Really looking forward to Linds vs Ana. I hope it's at least competitive and obviously Lindsay wins.

Agassi Fan
Mar 25th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Good luck Lindsay!

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Come on Lindsay!:rocker2:

Please win!!!

mike/topgun
Mar 25th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Though, I hope the back holds up for Miami and AI, but the demolition in the 3rd round is unevitable. When I first saw Ana in Zurich vs Golovin I thought like- "this girl is a pure talent with strokes looking similar to Lindsays:hearts:...and she could lose some weight too:lol:"Then her backhand and serve seemed not as effective as Lindsay's technically(volleys etc) sound, plus she isn't as pure striker as Lindsay is(well noone is ;)). But...this possible matchup is scaring me...So I still hope Lindsay plays more in Europe:p

lindsayno1
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:39 PM
woo at Vee, Ree and Henin in top half!

LindsayRulz
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:44 PM
What is Lindsay doing in the doubles draw with Hantuchova!? :eek::unsure:

LindsayRulz
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:45 PM
They play (5) Yan and Zheng in the first round

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/draws/wdr1s1.html

dybbuk
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:53 PM
What is Lindsay doing in the doubles draw with Hantuchova!? :eek::unsure:

Damnit.

The Daviator
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Oh FFS :haha:

Lindsayfan32
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Lindsay must be feeling a hell of a lot better to be in the doubles draw aswell. I thought Lindsay would take the easy approach and make sure she was fit for singles.

Elldee
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Though, I hope the back holds up for Miami and AI, but the demolition in the 3rd round is unevitable. When I first saw Ana in Zurich vs Golovin I thought like- "this girl is a pure talent with strokes looking similar to Lindsays:hearts:...and she could lose some weight too:lol:"Then her backhand and serve seemed not as effective as Lindsay's technically(volleys etc) sound, plus she isn't as pure striker as Lindsay is(well noone is ;)). But...this possible matchup is scaring me...So I still hope Lindsay plays more in Europe:p

Ana actually vollied really well in the desert. Also, had hawkeye been around she'd have lost to Golovin in Zurich that year... such a bad call on matchpoint. I realise that doesn't detract from your points about Ana's clear talent but STILL.

Lindsay being in doubles would make sense because of a tough draw if it wasn't for the back issue.

Lindsayfan32
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Lindsay playing doubles makes sense when you think about it. First round bye in the singles and she will play a 1st round doubles match before her 1st singles matches so she doesn't play her singles totally cold. But I still do wonder about Lindsay's back hope it holds up.

Dave.
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I hope Lindsay does well in singles and doubles. I'd really like her to win a title in Miami for once. Her and Dani should do well if they don't withdraw:mad:

I will be mad if they lose to the most basic tennis of Yan and Zheng, Lindsay and Dani are far better players.

Good luck Lindsay. :yeah:

LindsayRulz
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Lindsay playing doubles makes sense when you think about it. First round bye in the singles and she will play a 1st round doubles match before her 1st singles matches so she doesn't play her singles totally cold. But I still do wonder about Lindsay's back hope it holds up.

But first rounds in doubles don't start before Friday I think? That means she could as well play her second round match in single before her first match in doubles. Mamaport wouldn't have entered both draws if her back wasn't feeling good IMO.

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Linds :o :tape:

LindsayfanTV
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:25 AM
:rolleyes:a new treatment for a bad back ~ play tennis till you drop??

shirley
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Good luck in Miami Lindsay! :)

lindsayno1
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:52 AM
shes taking the Jankovic approach to tennis....

Frederic
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Wow, really tough draw for Lindsay... Just play and see what happens...

hurricanejeanne
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
I'm guessing Lindsay's back is feeling better if she's entered the doubles. Also, she's probably aware of the singles draw and figures if she doesn't make it past Ivanovic she may as well make the trip to Miami worth it and play the doubles.

QUEENLINDSAY
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:51 PM
I hope for the best for Lindsay!

If only she is healthy, then we dont have to worry.

The Daviator
Mar 28th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Linds won Comeback of the Year at the 2007 WTA Awards :cool:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 28th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Linds won Comeback of the Year at the 2007 WTA Awards :cool:

Awesome. Granted she played what, 3 tournaments last year. :p

Allez Mamaport!

LADL
Mar 28th, 2008, 03:19 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a9/fullj.84a548dfd6d1d960d00a73ce9864dccf/84a548dfd6d1d960d00a73ce9864dccf-getty-77834074mh128_sony_ericsson.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/43/fullj.11b3b10c4389c1493f1c822c52d9a9f8/11b3b10c4389c1493f1c822c52d9a9f8-getty-77834074mh122_sony_ericsson.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/0c/fullj.5bd0c9dbbf37235c39a5dd83be88806c/5bd0c9dbbf37235c39a5dd83be88806c-getty-77834074mh135_sony_ericsson.jpg

MH0861
Mar 28th, 2008, 03:55 AM
Another lovely outfit :haha:

LindsayRulz
Mar 28th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Congrats Lindsay :)

She looks good on those pictures! :D

brayster87
Mar 28th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Its great that Linds won an award, all the hard work as paid off since her comeback :worship:

Ana looks the same height as Linds but (as always) Linds has her classic 'bent' knee :lol:

Lindsayfan32
Mar 28th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Great to see Lindsay win the comeback of the year award. Nice outfit too.

ChampLindsay
Mar 28th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Congrats Lindsay:bounce:Definitely deserved!:kiss:

Great dress:worship:

LindsayfanTV
Mar 28th, 2008, 12:34 PM
There could be no other winner than Lindsay for this award ~ Well done Lindsay. She looks great and happy so let's hope the back is not bothering her

LindsayRulz
Mar 28th, 2008, 05:27 PM
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8950/imgp4869bk1.jpg
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6996/imgp4878wl1.jpg
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1805/imgp4868xq5.jpg

Thanks to Stefi62 who was at the ceremony yesterday :worship:

dybbuk
Mar 28th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Linds and Ana are walking together, no? :/bff:

Dave.
Mar 28th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Lindsay :bounce: I love it when she wins awards. Nobody else could have got this award from last year. Well done Lindsay:)



http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6996/imgp4878wl1.jpg


Lindsay falling asleep as Justine gets her moment! :spit:

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 28th, 2008, 07:14 PM
:hearts:
She looks amazing :)

hurricanejeanne
Mar 28th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Lindsay loves herself some loud prints but I actually like this dress. Maybe it's the aqua I find so pretty. ;)

LADL
Mar 28th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Lindsay Davenport balancing tennis, motherhood
By Charles Bricker

Sun-Sentinel.com

12:27 PM EDT, March 28, 2008

KEY BISCAYNE

Lindsay Davenport isn't here for a cameo. She's here to win and, of course, to make sure that that whopper of a kid of hers gets sufficient attention.

Jagger wasn't measured for a vertical leap, nor asked to run the 40 in his latest physical checkup, but he did come away with pretty good numbers – 28 pounds and 31˝ inches tall at nine and a half months.

"That puts him in the 97th percentile for height," said Davenport this morning, her final day off before her first match of the Sony Ericsson Open tomorrow against France's Camille Pin.

"They're saying he's going to be 6-5, but who knows. Every time we go, the projection gets bigger."

It has been a balancing act for Davenport since she returned to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour last September and, she quickly acknowledges, a difficult one.

"I feel like I'm putting enough time into my tennis, but not as much as I used to," she explained. "I'd usually spend an hour and a half on court, then two hours in the gym. Now, when I'm at the gym, I find myself looking at my watch after an hour and racing home.

"It's hard to explain, but it's not the single-minded approach tennis used to be for me."

Closing in on her 32nd birthday, she doesn't want to cheat her tennis. She also doesn't want to cheat Jagger or husband Jon Leach out of their time and, as difficult as this new regimen has been, just being on court again is almost as much fun as winning her three Grand Slam titles.

"I feel like each baby step I take in this comeback is a huge accomplishment," she said. "I appreciate the little victories even more now, even when it's not over a top player."

Davenport has always had a sense of reality in her career and she has no pretensions about her capabilities on a tour that has never been deeper in elite players.

She's fought her way back to No. 33 in the rankings, but insists, "I'm still a top-10 player. I still think I'm dangerous and I still have that you-never-know-what-happens attitude."

But can she win a fourth major? "If I do, it would have to be at Wimbledon, where the points are shorter. Other than that, I think it would be pretty tough," she said.

After 11 months off tour, Davenport splashed down at Bali, of all places, where she beat No. 3 Jelena Jankovic and No. 12 Daniela Hantuchova to win the title and send a message to the rest of the tour that the old lady was back and ready to rock and roll.

She was 13-1 for 2007, is 15-3 this year and, while her titles at Auckland and Memphis raised her career haul to 38, it did nothing to persuade her that she's headed for legendary status in women's tennis.

"I don't feel I'm going down as one of the greatest players, nor should I," she said. "I mean, there's a big gap there in my Grand Slam titles and three doesn't really measure up these days. Ultimately, that's what you're judged on."

She won't have to wait until retirement, whenever that is, to author a legacy. "I'll go down as one of the normal people on tour, one of the down-to-earth players," she said, accurately.

There will be three children in her family, if she gets her way, though her husband wants four. And while they won't be pushed into tennis, "Jon feels strongly that the children should be able to play golf and tennis, even if it's just recreational. I'm just hoping they will be well-rounded and athletic, and go down the path of a different sport. I'm scared that we know too much about tennis if they chose that, because we'd know more than the coaches."

There's no doubt Davenport will be on the stadium court for her match Saturday. It's the big court for a big part of the WTA Tour and a woman who seems destined to have a big family.

LindsayRulz
Mar 28th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Not Before 1:00 PM Draw
Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Lindsay Davenport (USA) [32] vs. Camille Pin (FRA)

Lindsay and Daniela are 5th on court no.2

hurricanejeanne
Mar 29th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Not Before 1:00 PM Draw
Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Lindsay Davenport (USA) [32] vs. Camille Pin (FRA)

Lindsay and Daniela are 5th on court no.2

I may just make it back from the doctor's tomorrow to livescore this match.
Allez Lindsay! :hug:

MH0861
Mar 29th, 2008, 01:21 AM
Oh gosh I hope Lindsay's back can handle Camille's killer serve :scared:

brayster87
Mar 29th, 2008, 01:51 AM
Oh gosh I hope Lindsay's back can handle Camille's killer serve :scared:

and killer groundstrokes ;)

LindsayRulz
Mar 29th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Oh gosh I hope Lindsay's back can handle Camille's killer serve :scared:

I hope, Camille served 2 aces in her first round match :unsure:. It's two times her number of serves for the whole 07 season. :bolt:

LADL
Mar 29th, 2008, 10:47 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/miami1/f_05.jpg

©Sony Ericsson Open
Key Biscayne, Florida (March 28): Two former No.1 players - Tracy Austin (C) and Lindsay Davenport - made an appearance at the Juvederm booth, signing autographs and visiting with fans.

Dave.
Mar 29th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Not sure if anyone looks at this, but Lindsay was hitting the hardest of anyone at Indian Wells. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/rankings/powerindex/default.asp

That's good because Maria was actually outpowering Lindsay at AO. And on average she's hitting harder than Ana so at least she won't be overpowered, it's a question of placing the ball better.

LindsayfanTV
Mar 29th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Not sure if anyone looks at this, but Lindsay was hitting the hardest of anyone at Indian Wells. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/rankings/powerindex/default.asp

That's good because Maria was actually outpowering Lindsay at AO. And on average she's hitting harder than Ana so at least she won't be overpowered, it's a question of placing the ball better.

It is good to see it confirmed that Lindsay hits the hardest ball. Watching her matches at Indian Wells, the balls did seem to go through the air faster for her than anyone else. Should be a good match if she gets to meet Ana ~ wouldn't want to be a line judge :eek:

Dave.
Mar 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Lindsay has already broken the mighty Pin serve:bounce:

*1-0

cheo23
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:23 PM
http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=emb&view=att&th=118fbc4943294fd2

http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.2&disp=emb&view=att&th=118fbc4943294fd2

http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=emb&view=att&th=118fbca9c3eb2197

The Daviator
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Davenport def. Pin 6-2 6-1 :D

Very close to match with Ana :eek:

MH0861
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Finally :drool:

Good first match, considering the injury concerns and that it's freaking MIAMI :haha: Some nice winners!

dybbuk
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Lindsay :kiss: So close to Ana-Lindsay. :unsure: Loit better not screw this up. :(

LDF
Mar 29th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Lindsay :bigclap:

Good to see a comfortable win :yeah:

I can't believe that I won't be here for the potential Lindsay-Ana match :mad:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Lindsay :banana:
I was thrown off a bit by the baby-ponytail and visor. :lol:
But yay she won. She really didn't have to do much, but she hit some nice winners. Her first serve percentage needs to improve though. I'm assuming her being a little worried about her back/not practicing her serve/this being Miami had something to do with that though.

Good luck against Ana, Lindsay! :hug:

Dave.
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:10 PM
I'm just glad with the win and the (hopeful) clash with Ana. Lindsay could have easily withdrawn from this event after being injured last week. She probably would have if she didn't have an award to collect.

Good luck Lindsay:yeah:

Lindsay/Daniela should be on for doubles soon. :bounce:

cheo23
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Can everyone see my pics a few posts above??? And by the way, Lindsay did look kinda RUSTY!!!! She's gotta get it together if she wants to beat Ana!!!!

The Daviator
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:44 PM
We can't see them cheo :sad:

I wanna see Lindsay's visor :hearts: :drool:

LDF
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Nice avatar Dav :haha:

The Daviator
Mar 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Nice avatar Dav :haha:

Thanks, I think it's the ACTUAL visor Lindsay wore! :hearts: :hearts:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 29th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Thanks, I think it's the ACTUAL visor Lindsay wore! :hearts: :hearts:

:haha: Very, very nice. :p

cheo23
Mar 29th, 2008, 09:12 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=51262&d=1206815906

http://www.wtaworld.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=51264&d=1206818294

cheo23
Mar 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080329/capt.0f73cee5896c4a7e864fa260937837a1.key_biscayne _tennis_flls107.jpg

brayster87
Mar 29th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Actually I don't like the visor at all :tape::help: I think it looks ridiculous on her....

Lindsayfan32
Mar 29th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the photo cheo23. Great to see Lindsay win easily and I'm not surprised she was a bit rusty after inuring her back she couldn've practiced much but a good win just the same.

dybbuk
Mar 29th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Actually I don't like the visor at all :tape::help: I think it looks ridiculous on her....

I like it. :lol: I thought it was Ana when I first turned the TV on. It's the exact style Ana had in like 2004. :lol:

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Linds and Dani beat Yan and Zheng 6-3 2-6 10/8 :bounce:

brayster87
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:34 AM
I like it. :lol: I thought it was Ana when I first turned the TV on. It's the exact style Ana had in like 2004. :lol:

It looks great on Ana :drool: I dont know, maybe I have been so used to seeing Lindsay wearing a cap or without a cap for so long lol

LindsayfanTV
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:46 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080329/capt.0f73cee5896c4a7e864fa260937837a1.key_biscayne _tennis_flls107.jpg

not a good look :help:

Dave.
Mar 30th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Here is another pic.

Lindsay Davenport
http://www.jeansebastienmarceau.com/SonyEricssonOpen/Img_7122.jpg





Linds and Dani bt. Yan and Zheng 6-3 2-6 10-8. But apparently the umpire was bad and Linds and Dani didn't shake his/her hand at the end (accoring to stefipierce who is in Miami).

LindsayRulz
Mar 30th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Lindsay :worship:

The ponytail is back! :banana::inlove:

And good luck against Ana :unsure:

LindsayRulz
Mar 30th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Someone on GM said that Lindsay and Daniela yelled at the umpire after the point before match point :hearts:

LindsayRulz
Mar 30th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Q. Welcome back here.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Thanks, Charlie. Anything else?

Q. Why the long absence?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, it's just kind of the way it worked out. I would have never thought that five years ago would have been my last time I played here. But I didn't play for a couple of years, got injured, was pregnant. I mean, just a lot of things got in the way.
But I have to say I've really enjoyed myself so far this year. I was excited when I got back out on that court. It's a great, great center court.

Q. You were never that keen on the conditions either. You were talking about the wind.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's tough coming from Indian Wells for me. Indian Wells is a huge tournament in my backyard. And historically the year that's I skipped playing here I was in the finals there and playing doubles. You know, it's tough to keep going all the time. Who knows.
I mean, you look back over the years and you wonder if you made the right decisions sometimes schedule‑wise. But certainly this is the biggest tournament we have in the United States besides the US Open.
I think it is important that everyone support it. Obviously it's mandatory now, but I really was going to come in 2006 when I hurt my back at Indian Wells and couldn't make it. Last year I was pregnant, and this year I'm here.

Q. Have you ever been on a Hawk‑Eye court where the ball was called out, and in your mind there was just absolutely no question that the ball hit the line?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No.

Q. The ball hit the line, and you thought it was on, but the Hawk‑Eye proved you to be wrong?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: There hasn't been a time where I was like ‑ there's a couple times you know for sure and you check and it's changed or whatever. And couple of times where you're not sure and you're wrong.
There's never been a time like no, no, absolutely positive, and it was wrong either way.

Q. Do you believe in the system?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.

Q. There's a standing invitation for every player to go up to the computer room.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've heard that, actually.

Q. Have you ever taken that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I haven't done it, but I had someone tell me that. I wish I had time in the day to go check it out, but I've heard the technology's pretty awesome in how they put it all together.

Q. Couple of people that have talked about you, Mary Joe and some others, said you just seem to be happier on the court since you've become a mom. Do you feel like you just have a different attitude, do you think, since you've become a mom?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think overall just in life, how can you not be more fulfilled or happier when you have a baby? So I think that that obviously is impossible not to show. You know, Mary Joe sometimes still tells me I'm too hard on my self, so...
I'm going to tell her that.

Q. That's what she said. She said you used to be so angry and it cost you matches.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm sure. I mean, I'm a perfectionist. I feel like I'm smart enough out there to realize when I've blown it, and sometimes that's not a good thing. Sometimes you'd like to be just completely oblivious. But there's no question. I'm in the greatest part ever of my life.
Playing tennis, I don't know if I'm playing tennis as well as I did a few years ago, but it's still at a high level and I've never enjoyed it more.

Q. Talk about today a little bit.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I think I always say her name wrong: Pin, Camille, I knew that I would be in control of a lot of points and she'd run down a lot of balls. I know she got injured, and I don't think she ran down as many balls as she normally does.
I was kind of trying to get used to the conditions out there. For here it's a pretty calm day, but it's still a steady breeze going one way. But happy to get off the court relatively fast and pretty efficient.

Q. What do you do travel‑wise with the baby? Do you have a babysitter that comes with you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Uh‑huh, yeah. She travels with me. You know, the hardest part is just kind of packing up his stuff. In the States it's not as hard as going overseas. Obviously you want him to have everything he's familiar with. In the States it's pretty easy to drive around and find if I forget something. But by far the most stressful thing for me now is packing his stuff.
It seems like my stuff I kind of throw together at the last minute. But his stuff I have to count everything out, and outfits and detergent and food to everything, toys. Yeah, it takes a lot more time and thought process goes into things now.

Q. Is it still your plan to pretty much skip the clay court season at this point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I've been having a little bit of thoughts about that. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do at this point. I've played in Rome only once and had to withdraw in the first round. My husband's dying to go to Italy, so he wants me to go try and play Rome so he can go. But I don't know.
I mean, you know, playing on the clay would be more kind of for fun. I don't believe that I'm one of the best clay courters out there by any means. But I have to go to Moscow for Fed Cup, so I'm going to be in Europe. We're just trying to figure out if it makes sense to play one or two tournaments there. But most definitely I don't plan on playing the French Open.

Q. Would it be beneficial to have some clay court time before the Fed Cup?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It will be. It's just a few weeks after this, so I'll get on clay, and go play Amelia Island, have one week at home, and we're in Moscow.

Q. Are you going to play doubles at the Fed Cup?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I have no idea. I have gotten just about very little contact with Zina and that's just what day she wanted me to arrive on.
Other than that, I have no idea. Ashley Harkleroad told me that she was going, and Venus and Serena told me they're not, so that's all I know.

Q. What do you do when you have a great doubles player who is not particularly a great singles player, like Liesl Huber. You know she can play great doubles, but you feel like you might need an extra singles player?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: My theory is because the chance of an injury happening is always there in women's tennis, I believe in three singles players and one doubles player for the Fed Cup team. Whoever Zina chooses is up to her and fine with me.
I think you're a little bit ‑ we're hurting ourselves if we take two singles players and one doubles team with two player that's can't play singles. You absolutely never know what happens. And if we're all the way in Russia and something happens Thursday, no one's going to be able to get there in time for Saturday.
So I believe Zina is going to choose Liesl. I don't know that, like I said, but Zina told me. But I'm anticipating she's on the team. But we never know too far ahead of time.

Q. In La Jolla you spoke about trying to convince Serena and/or Venus to come.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, didn't work (laughing).

Q. What was their reasoning?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I saw Venus in Memphis, and she said that she wasn't going. I tried for about one minute, and she just smiled and she's like, Nope. And I actually haven't seen Serena until here. It was really brief as she was walking to go play.
I said, Hey, are you going? And she's like, Nope, with the same smile. I totally respect players' decisions. I mean, for a lot of ties I didn't go. It's not easy to go to Moscow in April. So I'm not going to be sitting there...

Q. It's better than Moscow in January.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. Going to Moscow's tough.

Q. How many times have you seen where a younger player is playing against an opponent who gets an injury? It's either a giant injury or a long timeout like you had today? Then the player comes back and the unhurt player has a difficult time somehow coping with how to play with the person's injury. You just stepped on the gas. Do you have to learn how to cope with that?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think you get more and more used to it the more times it happens. I think the first couple of times in your career it's very challenging. You maybe feel more pressure after it's happened for many times. You realize that it's nothing. You've got to just worry about yourself.
Having said that, sometimes it's very challenging playing a top player who gets injured but still has the ability to kind of play through it sometimes. Maybe like Serena at Wimbledon that year with her calf. You knew she was down and out, but she has such a big game, sometimes the player can play through it.
That's when it gets really challenging and tricky still trying to play your game and not let the player hit their way out of it.

Q. When you're young, is there a tendency to start pushing against that player that's hurt?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You try to make balls, and then you get frustrated. You get annoyed with your opponent then. You start missing balls. You think you should be winning and you're not winning. Kind of run the gamut of emotions in that situation.

Q. How much were the Olympics a factor in your decision to come back?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It was probably the first factor that really, first positive thing that really got me thinking about it. It was last summer after he was born and we were talking about coming back. It was like I have 13 months until the Olympics. I figured, Gosh, that's a really long time. I think I can do that and be ready.
I didn't know I'd be playing as much as I have been and my body would respond as well as it has. But that was definitely the first thing that was in my mind and got me back out on the court and excited to come back.

Q. How much of that is genetics?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Probably a lot. You know, my family is an Olympic family. Whenever the Olympics are on, winter, summer, when I was growing up it was on our TV all day long. You know, I remember sitting there watching Mary Lou Retton win the gold medal live.
I was up way past my bedtime L.A. time because she did the vault so late. But I remember everything about the Olympics that have taken place.

Q. You've talked in the past about the thrill of the opening ceremony in Atlanta. What about winning the gold medal, where does that rank in your career highlights?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: That and the US Open are definitely the top two. In tennis it's measured on Grand Slams, so winning the US Open was like a huge, huge achievement. But I would think for my family and the Olympics being the first big thing that I won, it always has a special place in my heart. And for my family, it would definitely be the Olympics.
It was so unexpected, too. I wasn't seeded that high, so it was really kind of more of an upset and surprise.

Q. Do you think the Olympic team for America might be a little bit different than the Fed Cup team?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm hoping. My goal is to try and send the absolute best team we can. And that, obviously, is Venus and Serena. I think Liesl's ranked No. 1 in doubles. I'm not sure what Lisa is. But we want to send the best team we can.
I've always said it's a shame that they don't also award a team medal so we'd be working as a team more than just kind of like an individual tournament.
But you do get the sense that you guys are all part of the U.S. tennis team, Team U.S.A., whatever country you're playing for. So you always want to see your countrymates do well.

Q. How about Ashley? She's the one stepping up to the plate now.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Absolutely. I think they go by rankings, so I think what the rankings are in June. And Ashley, with all her wins, is most likely going to be the third or fourth player. So I think it's great.
She's really great to get to know her in La Jolla. I was really impressed with how she's done so far this year. Great girl. So I really hope that she is there, not slighting any other Americans, but whoever we've been told is ranked I think it's June 9th, is top 4 in singles, will go.

Q. Will you take on Ana Ivanovic if that's what happens?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I hope Ivanovic, Ana wins. It's one of the few top players I've never played, and that's what I look forward to most about this come back. You know, I've played Venus and Serena and Justine and those players so many times. It would be refreshing to play someone new.
I have a ton of respect for her. I think she's a great competitor, great player. I think that she is one of the nicest players off the court and very down to earth.
She's got a very big game. I watched her play in Australia, especially the match against Daniela. I guess I was home that night watching that. But obviously big groundstrokes, a big serve. She looks like she's in a lot better shape than two years ago. She moves around the court pretty well.
So it's going to be fun to play someone ‑ I think she's 2 in the world now ‑ and she's had a great year so far.

Q. On a day like today, you've won your match now, now will you get to spend the rest of the day with your son? How do you parcel out the time so you can get rest and also be with him?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I will spend the rest of the day, except for the hour that I have to go play doubles. But, no, my body's feeling good, so I don't think I'll be here getting any treatment or anything. He's waiting for me upstairs in the restaurant now. He'll probably hang with me until I go play.
Hopefully take his nap when I'm on the doubles court and get home. We've been going to bed pretty late here because of California time, so he's been up to 11:00 or midnight.

Q. He sleeps through the night? You don't wake up with him or anything?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No. He kind of talks in his sleep, so we have to make sure that he's far enough away that if he's babbling we don't hear him. But if he's in duress we'll hear him, which sometimes happens.

Q. You've been making all the self‑corrections that you made on court. What is it you want Adam to do for you at this stage?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, Adam has been a great friend and very loyal coach of mine for many years. You know, he obviously makes life way easier around the courts and getting everything organized for me and racquets and balls. He plays extremely well, so he's always challenging me on the practice court.
And we go over things quite a bit, you know, about my opponent, about my game. I also have my husband that's very knowledgeable about tennis that I'll talk to.
But for me, it's not so much about learning new stuff, it's about trying to keep what I have and keep doing that well and fresh and make minor corrections, especially at tournaments. You never want to make too big of an adjustment.

LindsayfanTV
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Lindsay has so much class ~ I always read her interviews and think she shines out as a truly great ambassador for tennis. She is always so humble, grounded and respectful of other players.

LDF
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I'm very glad to read that her body is feeling better :)

It's a shame Venus and Serena won't be going to Moscow though...good luck Lindsay :help:

LindsayfanTV
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:05 PM
does anyone know of a livestream for Miami today ~ not sure if Eurosport will show the match tomorrow so would love to see it rather than live score it.

Nikki
Mar 30th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Nice win Lindsay, I would love a win in the next round:)

MH0861
Mar 30th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Bombshell: Visor appearence in 2005 :eek: :eek:

http://www.comcast.net/data/2005/07/29/bin23127.jpg

LindsayRulz
Mar 30th, 2008, 05:48 PM
It was during her match against Groenfeld which she lost 6-0 ret? :scratch:

I like the bingo visor, it looks good on her IMO :shrug:

MH0861
Mar 30th, 2008, 05:54 PM
It was during her match against Groenfeld which she lost 6-0 ret? :scratch:

I like the bingo visor, it looks good on her IMO :shrug:

5-0 ret at Stanford - first match after the Wimby final :(

Emmanya
Mar 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM
I don't see anything wrong with the visor...think it's fine! I am loving the ponytails comeback tho.
Good luck against Ana!

ChampLindsay
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:51 PM
6-4 0-0* , keeeeeppp going Lindsay!:worship:

IT's YOUR DAY!!:wavey::kiss:

LindsayfanTV
Mar 30th, 2008, 09:53 PM
omg Linds has taken first set against Ana 6-4. :bounce::hearts:

I hope Eurosport show the match as it looks high quality from the stats. Is there a livestream anywhere????

ChampLindsay
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:09 PM
omg Linds has taken first set against Ana 6-4. :bounce::hearts:

I hope Eurosport show the match as it looks high quality from the stats. Is there a livestream anywhere????

No livestream :fiery:

I tzhink ES will definitely show it tomorrow, such an impressiv performance must shown!;)

6-4 3-1*, KEEEPPP GOING LINDSAY!!

Noelia
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:24 PM
YESSS! the match for Lindsay!!!!:worship: Bye bye Anna!:bigwave:

LDF
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:26 PM
[32] Lindsay Davenport def [2] Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-2. :worship:

Incredible scoreline - the best victory of her comeback so far. Well done Lindsay! :woohoo:

mike/topgun
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:26 PM
OMG :woohoo: I was deifnitely so wrong few days back writing that it would be a demolition:tape:
Lindsay beats Ivanovic 6-4 and 6-2 what could be the boost she needs to reach her peak again.:worship:

MH0861
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:27 PM
It could have been like 6-2 6-2 too :lol:

Way to go Linds - brilliant win!!

Lindsayfan32
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Wow if anyone has video of this match could you please upload it to megaupload I've got to see that match if I can. I like Ana and I could happily convert to a full fan once Lindsay retires but until then I always cheer for Lindsay. I would like to thank Lindsay for making my breakfast highly enjoyable this morning.

LindsayfanTV
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:31 PM
WOW! What a fantastic result. So good her back is healthy again and she must have played so well to get such an amazing result.

The draw looks reasonable till the semis. Way to go Lindsay!

Dave.
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:32 PM
This is Lindsay's best win of her comeback so far! :hearts:

She's now beaten:

Jankovic
Hantuchova
Dementieva
Zvonareva
Ivanovic

Apart from that dreaded AO and the Lisicki match, this comeback has been nothing short of perfect. Simply amazing that Lindsay has been able to do this. :worship:

I really didn't expect anything from this match but Lindsay obviously believes in herself and now a real chance to add more points.

Lindsay:hearts:

ChampLindsay
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Lindsay at her best!!!:worship::worship:
I can't wait to see it tomorrow on ES!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

AMAZINGGGGG LINDSAY:worship::worship:

LindsayRulz
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Lindsay :worship:

Best match since your comeback :kiss:

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Linds :banana:
You rock baby :bounce: :rocker:

The Daviator
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:49 PM
This is Lindsay's best win of her comeback so far! :hearts:

She's now beaten:

Jankovic
Hantuchova
Dementieva
Zvonareva
Ivanovic

Apart from that dreaded AO and the Lisicki match, this comeback has been nothing short of perfect. Simply amazing that Lindsay has been able to do this. :worship:

I really didn't expect anything from this match but Lindsay obviously believes in herself and now a real chance to add more points.

Lindsay:hearts:

And Bartoli ;)

Lindsay :bowdown: She better keep this up -

Henin
S. Williams
V. Williams

All in the top half, Lindsay can make the final if she keeps this up, awesome win :yeah:

dav abu
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Lindsay :bounce: what a f**king legend!this is a serious result :cool: WELL DONE!!:worship:

IanRadi
Mar 30th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Lindsay at her best!!!:worship::worship:
I can't wait to see it tomorrow on ES!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

AMAZINGGGGG LINDSAY:worship::worship:

Which Eurosport? Because I downloaded TVAnts and there are many Eurosports in the list such us ES (France), ES (Spain), etc.

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:07 PM
^ I think on Eurosport France

dybbuk
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Lindsay played the best match of her comeback. She really needs to make the final.

Ok, anyone that knows me knows I have wanted this match for years. I got it, it was awful, and I never want them to play ever ever again. :tape:

Lindsayfan32
Mar 30th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Lindsay played the best match of her comeback. She really needs to make the final.

Ok, anyone that knows me knows I have wanted this match for years. I got it, it was awful, and I never want them to play ever ever again. :tape:

I know how you feel Alex. Back in the good old days when Lindsay and Jennifer played each other it was the same for me. As much as I like Ana I can't stop cheering for Lindsay. Even when she retires I will still take an interest in what she does :)

dybbuk
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:06 AM
I know how you feel Alex. Back in the good old days when Lindsay and Jennifer played each other it was the same for me. As much as I like Ana I can't stop cheering for Lindsay. Even when she retires I will still take an interest in what she does :)

I know. It's hard to even feel properly happy for Lindsay. :tape: :sad:

She better make the final or I won't be pleased. :(

The Daviator
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:10 AM
I know. It's hard to even feel properly happy for Lindsay. :tape: :sad:

She better make the final or I won't be pleased. :(

Same.

I'm so happy for Linds, but if her only good performances against top players are against Ana I'll be pissed, which is why she MUST make the final :fiery:

And I don't want them to play again either :lol: Let's leave the H2H at 1-0. :angel:

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:17 AM
Q. Feels good today?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, gosh, sometimes you just never know what to expect when you go out for a certain match on a certain day. You know, we had a really, really long tough first game, and I didn't win that game. I thought like that was a really important game.
It turned out that it wasn't that big a deal. I mean, I was playing really well. I felt really confident out there. Was hitting the ball well.
I thought going in, I mean, obviously she's had a great year so far. But it's very tough to play Indian Wells and Miami back‑to‑back, doing well in Indian Wells. You can see on the men's side with Fish and Djokovic. I was trying to take advantage of that, obviously.
You never know what your opponent will bring, but I could tell she was maybe a little fatigued, and I tried to take advantage of that.

Q. Do you feel like this career comeback just keeps gaining momentum?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. You know, like I told you guys yesterday, I was really excited to play someone at the top. Someone that I hadn't played before, and someone kind of up and coming. She's been around for a few years, but obviously she's young and very good.
But in this comeback, I felt like I ‑‑ for lack of better words, I've not made a fool of myself. I've done pretty well for my age and for what I've been through. Obviously, days like today just give me more intensive to keep going.

Q. What gives you more satisfaction: To win a title where, you know, they're are top ranked players around or to beat No. 2 in the world?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Any time ‑‑ I don't want to demean any tournament. Any time you win a tournament it's a great accomplishment. But having said that, I reached a point a month or two ago where I'm like, Okay, I'm ready to play the bigger tournaments. Play the top girls on a more consistent basis. I felt more confident in my game, and where I was at.
So today's obviously the biggest win I've had since coming back. It's quite rewarding. But having said that, I've got to come right back out tomorrow and play another girl in the top I think 15 or 16. Got to play at a high level again.

Q. How many balls did you hit within an inch of her baseline?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know. I was trying. I knew if I hit it short I'd be in trouble. But I was trying to be aggressive on the right shots. You know, trying not to let her dictate, because I know she does that well.

Q. Lindsay, you won 13 of 14 net points. That might be about as perfect a performance that you've had.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I picked the right shots to come in on (laughing). Well, you know, some days it's better not to overthink it. I was going for big shots in the beginning and trying to hit backhands up the line when I had the opportunity, and they're going in.
I had a few minor setbacks, like not winning the first game. I was serving at 3‑0, 40‑Love, and got broken and quickly had to change the momentum back in my favor again. Today I was able to do that. Some days it doesn't always go like that.

Q. When you were having your greatest years, and not that you're not going to have another...
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Thank you (laughing) ten years ago.

Q. But there was an intimidation factor that you had, that no one wanted to face that serve or those groundstrokes. Did you feel a little of that intimidation factor against her today?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I feel it more as being ranked where I am that they probably don't want to see me as early as they're going to see me. I don't think anyone's saying, I never want to face Lindsay.
But I think that I knew coming in I had to get someone in the top 8 third round. I know that I was probably the seed 25 to 32 that the players in the top didn't want to face, so I try to take that in my favor.
But I don't know what the other players think too much.

Q. Ana said she thought you were a top 10 player today. Do you feel like you are at this point?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've felt like that since my comeback. I felt like I've been really consistent. I've had a lot of wins. I've had a few losses. I lost to Sharapova and Jankovic, and I lost the Fed Cup. That's a pretty good record for someone ranked where I'm at since September. So I feel like the more matches I can win, my ranking will go up, and hopefully it won't be an issue.
But, yeah, I don't think I would be out here playing and trying as hard as I am if I felt I couldn't be somewhere at the top. I don't know if that will be 15 or 8 or whatever it is, but I feel like especially on days like today I'm a good player.

Q. Do you ever wish you could transplant the attitude you have now into the body of ten years ago?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Sure, but that's the beauty of getting older, right? Get wiser. (Smiling) No one's wise in their teen years or their early 20s.
But, yeah, I mean it would be nice to go back in time a little bit. But maybe I wouldn't be in the position I'm in today. You never know.
But I think my outlook has been really great since going through everything personally that I've gone through in the last year. I mean, all great things. Can't help but be in a happier, better place in my life.

Q. Do you have Safina next?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.

Q. You haven't played her in a couple of years.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've only played her once at Wimbledon. I actually have a lot of respect for her as well. Very dangerous player. She can be up and down, so you never really know what to expect. But, obviously, going into the match, I have to expect the best Dinara. She's very athletic. She's got a great backhand and a good serve. So I'm going to have to try to kind of force the issue like I did today. Trying to get her running around the court and see if I can get her a little bit upset with the Safin temper.

Q. How is this Stadium Court different from other courts, if it is different?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, so far this tournament it's played really well. I think sometimes the wind gets a factor and the air gets a little swirly. But it's a great court. I think they're all kind of maybe built by the same people, the US Open and here. But I like the court. It's, you know, one of our best stadiums we've got.

Q. Can you talk about basically just the work/life balance that you've had? To be able to take the time off and start a family and say, I can come back. I can be great again, you know.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I don't know. I mean, after my son was born and the first few weeks, I was really motivated to try to come back. I have no idea where that comes from. It surprised myself, my husband, everyone around me.
But once it got in my head that this is something I wanted to do, I was really excited about the challenges that lay in front of me. Obviously I was very nervous about what could happen.
So often in sports you get people coming back, and a lot of the media or the fans are kind of scratching their heads and wondering why. And I was really sensitive to that.
But, like I said, I was really motivated. More excited that I've ever been to come back. What a great reason to come back. I felt like, Well, if it didn't go well, I've got such a great thing going at home. It's pushed me to work hard.
I don't spend as much time focused on my tennis or working out as I used to. There's just not enough hours in the day for that. But so far I'm trying to give tennis enough time that I still am doing really well, and still kind of keeping everyone happy at home.

Q. How great would it be if you could still be playing when Jagger's old enough to understand what's going on?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I don't know at what age they understand, but it would be great. Even the memories that I know he can't really remember from this point. We've got so many wonderful pictures. A lot of opportunities.
Hopefully, you know, if we keep going well, that he'll have some glimpses and remembrance of where he was and what we were doing the first few years of his life.

Q. You'll have videotapes of the matches.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: We don't. We don't collect that, but I'm sure we can get some.

Q. I don't know how many times you've been asked this, but what is the biggest difference between the players you're facing now and the players you faced when you first started coming up in the pro ranks?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think that the game has definitely ‑‑ I mean, my first event was in '91. I turned pro in '92 or '93. The girls are much more athletic. Physically bigger. A lot of girls are taller.
We had some tall players, but for the most part the ball's definitely coming harder. There's definitely an emphasis on fitness and being as fit and as quick as you can. That wasn't really there when I first started.
I think that it seems to be, you know, off the court in the locker room, players seem to ‑‑ obviously you get some players that don't get along. You're always going to have that with a group of girls.
But for the most part, it's a really light atmosphere in there. We have a lot of young girls that like to have a lot of fun and get along well in the locker room, so I think it's a friendlier nature as well.

Q. Your husband said he wants you to ‑‑
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, no. My husband said what? (Laughing).

Q. It was actually what you said. You said your husband said he wants you to play in Rome because he would like to visit.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, that's true. Yeah.

Q. Now the question. Any particular reason to play in Warsaw? Because I know you're planning an exhibition event there.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, one of the great things about the comeback is trying to go to places that I've never been. You always say as a player, you'll do that, you'll do that, then you always pick kind of the same places.
So far coming back I've tried to go outside my little sheltered box of tournaments that I play and try to go to some new cities. Normally I don't play the red clay at all, but my husband's been on me the last month that he's never been to Italy. He really wants to go to Rome. This is the only time we're going to go to Rome is if I play next month.
So we're thinking about that. But, also, the opportunity ‑‑ I've been to Moscow only once, and it was for a tournament, in and out. Going next month with Fed Cup, I think, is going to be a great opportunity to sightsee more and see more of the country.
Then going to Warsaw, a place I know I'll never go back to in my life. So I'm trying to take advantage of that as I'm getting older, and not going to be playing as long.

Q. You know they traded both Serbs for you because they said you're more of an audience magnet.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Oh, really? I don't know about that. That's debatable (laughing).

Q. But you're taking Jagger with you?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah.

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:19 AM
Ana can't play well in a tournament after she won a title, she would have lost to someone else anyway :shrug:

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 31st, 2008, 12:30 AM
Ana can't play well in a tournament after she won a title, she would have lost to someone else anyway :shrug:

:rolleyes::p

LUXXXAS
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:07 AM
OMG so Lindsay really plans to play in Warsaw :) This will be the best week in my life probably :drool: if I still will be alive when I see her :tape:
And maybe she will play Rome :) so if Rome, then maybe French open :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:11 AM
Congrats to Linds and her loyal fans on such a convincing win today!! :yeah:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:11 AM
Lindsay! :banana:
Really happy with this result, Ana is very dangerous and I was really happy with Lindsay's game plan today. She had some blips where she got broken but quickly got back on track afterwards. It was really interesting to see the difference in groundstrokes between the two, Lindsay was superior. She really has a nice looking draw to really go deep here.

:hug: for Alex and Daviator. I know it's hard to see you two favorite players play against eachother.

1000
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:54 AM
If Lindsay played in Rome and maybe got to quarters or semis do you think she would give French Open a shot? We need as many American seeds in the majors as possible!!

Lindsayfan32
Mar 31st, 2008, 01:57 AM
If Lindsay played in Rome and maybe got to quarters or semis do you think she would give French Open a shot? We need as many American seeds in the majors as possible!!

I personally think the time would be better spent a home training on grass and what the point of Lindsay going all the way to Rome without playing the French Open. If Lindsay enters Rome she will most likely enter the french

sakya23
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:47 AM
i didn't know where to post this, or if its already been posted but Lindsay entered Stanford and this picture of her was very cute

http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/site4.aspx

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:52 AM
i didn't know where to post this, or if its already been posted but Lindsay entered Stanford and this picture of her was very cute

http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/site4.aspx

Thanks for posting the link, I think it's a pretty old picture of Lindsay :lol:

Lindsay's now no.30 with today's win :hearts:

dybbuk
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:57 AM
Thanks for posting the link, I think it's a pretty old picture of Lindsay :lol:

Lindsay's now no.30 with today's win :hearts:

For beating my Anci all she gets is three spots? :rolleyes: The rankings suck. :ras:

The Daviator
Mar 31st, 2008, 03:27 AM
I'm beginning to question these rankings :o How on earth does Mauresmo still have more pts than Lindsay :o

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2008, 04:09 AM
I'm beginning to question these rankings :o How on earth does Mauresmo still have more pts than Lindsay :o

MoMo has just played more tourneys:p. Linds will be back well within the top 20 by Wimbledon:cool:.

cheo23
Mar 31st, 2008, 05:42 AM
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8624/lindsaywavesra5.th.jpg (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lindsaywavesra5.jpg)

ChampLindsay
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:58 PM
Which Eurosport? Because I downloaded TVAnts and there are many Eurosports in the list such us ES (France), ES (Spain), etc.

Eurosport German showed it today!
And Lindsay played so unbelievable!:hearts::hearts:Just amazing!:worship:

1000
Mar 31st, 2008, 03:26 PM
She probably won't be in top 20 Wimbledon seeds!! She is only planned to play Amelia Island after this and Amelia Island will not get her in top 20. Also, other girls play so much behind her she may not even be seeded

Dave.
Mar 31st, 2008, 04:11 PM
Lindsay has a singles and a doubles match today. This will be her 3rd day in a row with a singles match. I thought a 2-week tournament would allow more breaks between matches.

Nikki
Mar 31st, 2008, 04:53 PM
Lindsay has a singles and a doubles match today. This will be her 3rd day in a row with a singles match. I thought a 2-week tournament would allow more breaks between matches.

So did I but obviously not:confused:. Oh well good luck Lindsay:bounce:

IanRadi
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:05 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20080331/capt.cps.mts02.310308063914.photo01.photo.default-512x341.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080330/capt.4a8a2ac8703c42f59dfd957ecf1efdfb.key_biscayne _tennis_fljc119.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080330/capt.ae4c591bf6974f5cb21f1ee8418a02be.key_biscayne _tennis_fljc117.jpg

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:20 PM
Lindsay lost the first set 6-3 :o

ChampLindsay
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:21 PM
Lindsay lost first set 6-3:eek:

fighhttt mamaport:kiss:

ChampLindsay
Mar 31st, 2008, 06:39 PM
rebreak for Safina , after 3-0 for Lindsay , now only 3-2*:(

fighhhht Lindsay!!!

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:07 PM
Lindsay lost 6-3 6-4 :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:09 PM
Its ok Lindsay fans, she just had an off day and Safina was serving very well. Linds had many chances on her serve in the 2nd set, but just could not convert.
Still a good tourney for her with getting back into the top 30 and the win over Ana. She will most def. be seeded at all of the remaining slams this season... :bounce:...:wavey:

dav abu
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:16 PM
fuck!just saw the result! could people who watch the match explain what happened? watched the highlights of the Ana match when I got in from work this evening and couldnt believe how well she played-its a shame to follow it up with a straight sets loss to Safina. won't say anymore for now cause havnt seen the match. Hard luck Linds :(

The Daviator
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:19 PM
Sunday - 6-4 6-2 v Ana

Monday - 3-6 4-6 v Dinara

What. The. ****! Safina is one of the worst players in the top 20, and not even a set, I'm really annoyed :(

dybbuk
Mar 31st, 2008, 07:31 PM
No words. :o Ugh, Miami has been awful. I knew I liked IW better for a reason.

hurricanejeanne
Mar 31st, 2008, 08:49 PM
I had a feeling Lindsay would have a let down after yesterday, but fucking hell. :o

At least this occured in the dreaded Miami and not somewhere where I expect her to not suck this bad. She still has a lot of work to do concerning her consistancy match after match.

Lindsayfan32
Mar 31st, 2008, 09:21 PM
I'm stunned. How can Lindsay go from ripping Ana apart one day to getting beaten the next and in straight sets? I agree with hurricanjeanne I thought there might be let down but was hoping it wouldn't happen and Safina is a good hardcourt player.

Dave.
Mar 31st, 2008, 10:44 PM
Disgusting. :fiery:

I guess Lindsay still hates Miami. :shrug:

Linds and Dani are 3-0 up now, they better win.

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 11:05 PM
Q. Things didn't go so well today?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: You know, not really. You know, this is the first match that I just really felt like I couldn't figure out a way to kind of get back into it. You know, it was obviously windy today and hasn't been windy the rest of the tournament.
Just didn't ‑‑ you know, she did everything better than I did. She served really well. She got a lot of balls back and played very smart.
You know, I was just kind of fighting the wind, trying to find my shots. But she played well. I mean, I thought she served really, really well. I didn't get a lot of great chances to return.
I think the wind kind of affected my serve, and she took advantage of that.

Q. Is the back okay?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, no, I feel fine. I wish I could say I didn't. No, physically I feel absolutely fine. I'm going to go out and play doubles here in about an hour, which is a good thing. Hopefully I can go back out and play a little bit better. No, I feel better.

Q. You've played an awful lot of matches against great players, so this is probably a silly question, but did you feel any sort of shock, letdown after going home last night and saying, yeah, I beat Ivanovic?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I think I'm pretty good at that. I think I came up against a player today that was real intense and real eager to win. Obviously everyone plays out there on court 1, but it's so small between where the fence is and the baseline is compared to like a Stadium Court or a Grandstand Court.
I felt there wasn't a lot of room out there. I know the dimensions are the same and all of that stuff, but it really felt kind of tight quarters.
Having said that, I think she really played well and took advantage of that.

Q. You have a lot of perspective on the tour. You've been around, seen a lot of great players make their rise. Can you talk about the Williams sisters and what has made them endure so long? They won seven out of the last ten, one of the two, this tournament.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, yeah, they're obviously great players and great athletes. You know, from South Florida, I think that helps with the conditions. I mean, their athleticism obviously sets them apart from most of the other players.

Q. Can you put them in one, lump them into one category? I'm saying Williams sisters. They each have different things that make them special.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, of course. I mean, they're two different people, but I think their basic genetic traits are clearly the same. You know, they're both fast, both hit hard and sure.
I mean, if you want to get detailed, they're obviously a lot different, but in the style of the game they play they're very similar.

Q. Coming into this tournament, what were you kind of thinking? You know, after yesterday people were saying, Lindsay, maybe you have a shot here to win. What were you thinking?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I mean, that's the thing with tennis. Every day you start over no matter who you play and the players have obviously there's much more depth.
But the way I played yesterday I was a legitimate, I don't know about contender, but a legitimate threat. Then today didn't play as well and ran into a girl that played very well.
But, you know, I don't really know what my expectations were coming here. You know, obviously I played well. I'm disappointed to go out today. I felt like yesterday I had, you know, obviously played great tennis, had opened up the draw up a little bit, and wasn't able to take advantage of that.
But, you know, hopefully more positives than negatives come from this tournament.

Q. Speaking about other sporting moms who have been inspiring to you. Are you familiar with Paula Radcliffe?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. The marathon runner?

Q. She came back and won the New York Marathon.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I did know that, yeah.

Q. Is that the sort of story I guess that you can relate to?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, any time you have a baby and come back in the world of athletics it's certainly not easy. But, you know, I enjoy hearing all the wonderful positive stories there are from the other athletes around the world in all different sports. It gives me some hope.

Q. Do you ever like Dara Torres is down here. She's 41 and has a baby. And Sybille Bammer, since you're the only ones on the women's tour, have you talked or anything...
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I've never spoken to her in my whole life.

Q. Really? You haven't made a play date?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: We have a quiet mutual respect for each other. (laughter.) I just don't know her. I know who she is, but I never actually met with her, played with her, hit with her.

Q. No mom's club, no play dates?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Not yet. Not yet.

Q. Despite losing today, do you feel like yesterday's win over Ana was kind of a notch on your belt in your comeback?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, of course. Any time you get a great win over a great player it's a positive thing. The disappointment comes from not following that up, something I've had a lot of pride in over the years of not kind of resting on my laurels and getting back out there.
Just didn't happen today. But overall, I mean, I don't know if she's 2 or 3 or 4 in the world, whatever ranked player she is, is a big win. And the great thing about tennis is there's another tournament next week and about 10 more this year, so it's not like I have no more chances for the year.

Q. Are you following the NCAA? Are you a basketball fan?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, not really. I mean ‑‑ yeah, not really. (laughter.)

Q. Grass is a surface which invariably challenges a lot of the more younger inexperienced players. Do you feel comfortable going in? Are you looking forward going back to Wimbledon?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I am. I love grass. I think anyone in the beginning of their career it's tough to figure out, but after the first few years playing at Wimbledon I really seem to get a newfound respect for it and learned how to play on it.
So, yeah, I haven't been back there since I lost in the finals in '05, so I'm excited about going back and giving it another chance. But most importantly, just being there again and getting to play in the most historical tournament that we have.
So, yeah, I'm very much looking forward to that. We have, I don't know, three months or so. Got a little ways to go before then.

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2008, 11:37 PM
Lindsay and Dani won 6-1 6-1 :yippee:

LindsayfanTV
Mar 31st, 2008, 11:56 PM
Great they won the doubles but what a shame Lindsay lost in the singles ~ I really thought she would have the measure of Dinara.

hurricanejeanne
Apr 1st, 2008, 12:48 AM
I'm glad Lindsay and Dani won today, hopefully they can do well in the doubles. :D

I see the Miami Wind did Lindsay in again today, not surprised. Hopefully Lindsay does better in Amelia Island.

Lindsayfanumber1
Apr 1st, 2008, 12:55 AM
Awful loss. :tape:
Im happy with this tournament anyway. :)

Lindsayfan32
Apr 1st, 2008, 03:51 AM
Look at it this way there is an upside to this loss. Lindsay is still playing as much as I was stunned about the loss it's still great she came back. Also Lindsay and Dani might finish a tournament in doubles with a win or loss not a default.

LethalLindsay
Apr 1st, 2008, 04:33 AM
The biggest disappointment for me I think is the fact that a win today would have meant a QF against Zvonereva........I mean come on!

Dave.
Apr 1st, 2008, 10:35 AM
Yeah, big opportunity for more points wasted, but never mind. 4R is still good.

I hope Lindsay and Daniela can keep their doubles record.

Nikki
Apr 1st, 2008, 02:16 PM
Its not the best result in singles but I do feel Lindsay is slowly getting back to her best. I for one never thought she would beat Ana but she did.

I hope she can go on to win the doubles now.

lindsayno1
Apr 1st, 2008, 08:00 PM
Q. Speaking about other sporting moms who have been inspiring to you. Are you familiar with Paula Radcliffe?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. The marathon runner?

Q. She came back and won the New York Marathon.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I did know that, yeah.

Q. Is that the sort of story I guess that you can relate to?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah. I mean, any time you have a baby and come back in the world of athletics it's certainly not easy. But, you know, I enjoy hearing all the wonderful positive stories there are from the other athletes around the world in all different sports. It gives me some hope.

She best bloody know who Paula Radcliffe is!!! LEGEND and a half that woman is!

Dave.
Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:54 AM
Linds and Dani first on the stadium court today! :bounce:

ChampLindsay
Apr 2nd, 2008, 05:36 PM
Lindsay/Daniela - Kata/Ai 4-6 6-3 4-10 :sad::o

it's a pity, but anyway a great tournament for my dream double!;):hearts:

Dave.
Apr 2nd, 2008, 06:30 PM
4R in singles and QF in doubles. Not bad for Miami.

Now this tournament is over, let's hope Lindsay can get back to winning titles in Amelia Island! :woohoo::bounce:

dybbuk
Apr 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
:awww:

AI :drool: The Queen of the Green Clay is back :dance:

Lindsayfan32
Apr 2nd, 2008, 11:38 PM
Well Lindsay can get some rest before playing her first match at Amelia Island. But it about time they finished a tournament together but it was a shame it was with a loss.