And this is comming from a TRUE HINGIAN. Hang in there Lindsayfans!You're not the only one missing her.I just miss her especially the HINGIS-DAVENPORT meetings!!
Get well soon Lindsay!
Jan 29th, 2002, 07:07 PM
I want Lindsay back too!! And Mary too!! :bounce: :bounce:
Jan 29th, 2002, 07:14 PM
I agree. The australian just wasn't the same without her. This injury is going to keep her out a while. I'm just hoping she makes one more good run and wins another GS. I'm worried she's going to retire, since she's often said, I think, that she doesn't plan to be playing tennis forever.
Ruth in Philly PA USA
Jan 29th, 2002, 07:48 PM
if she wanted retire,she didnt undergo a surgery!!if she did it,it's cos she wants to comeback and play again!!!
she'll be back soon...I miss her so much!
Jan 29th, 2002, 07:53 PM
WE WANT LINDSAY!
WE WANT LINDSAY!
WE WANT LINDSAY!
Jan 29th, 2002, 07:54 PM
everyone wants lindsay! :) .. the tour just isn't the same without her :D
Jan 29th, 2002, 11:31 PM
The first 6 months of this year are going to be weird without Lindsay. The Australian Open this year was strange without her.
Too bad for you. Lindsays gonna be out for quite some time. I can help thinking that Linds could have played the AO. I really think that the #1 position didn't sit too well with her and by abandoning the AO she was sure to lose it. Also the fact that clay season is rolling around didn't motivate her to play one bit. Given all of the controversy and required explaining you have to do while seated in the top spot (w/o a GS title), I can't say I blame her. Anyway, Linds, I hope you make a full recovery. In the mean time, spend some quality time with your buddy CoriMori.
Jan 30th, 2002, 05:50 AM
Thank you, Martina Hingisova. We TOPS have been pretty down lately because of this.
Bright Red, it's very obvious you have never played tennis with a bone bruise. She was in a GREAT deal of pain and could barely walk... she didn't abandon the AO, she was forced out! Pull your head out! :fiery:
Jan 30th, 2002, 05:59 AM
Actually I have had a bone bruise, and I have played tennis with it. So maybe I'm not the one who should be doing the pulling.
***Bright Red falls to the floor on his back and takes off his boots to expose his socks that are so stale they could stand up by themselves, raises his feet in the air and politely asks cmglenn to "Talk to the foot"***
Jan 30th, 2002, 06:54 AM
So Bright Red as a very very recent addition to the board, how would you know who, Quote" In the mean time, spend some quality time with your buddy CoriMori." ,This person is?..I know you read the board for months before joining..silly me
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:00 AM
I was telling Lindsay Davenport to spend time with Corina Morariu
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:04 AM
Yes, I want Lindsay back too. The Australian Open draw would have been very different, with a different outcome.
Draws can tilt victories.
I want Lindsay back.
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:05 AM
Adrian I really don't like being questioned and second-guessed, and I have no obligation to answer you. What's it to you how long I've been on this board either actively or passively. I don't come to this board to expose my personal business or get interrogated. I come to express my opinion of the tennis players. That's it.
To answer your question, I'm assuming that you think I'm telling the poster Martina Hingisova to spend time with another poster by the name of CoriMori. That's not the case. I was telling Lindsay Davenport to spend time with Corina Morariu, her friend.
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:09 AM
Well at least that post was only semi negative/bitchy, an improvement on the rest of them so far that I've had the unfortunate luck of coming across :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Bye and good luck..
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:19 AM
Gee thanks for the compliment Adrian. Now try to follow my lead and reserve your comments and opinions about the tennis players, and quit trying to pick personal fights with us posters. I don't know you and you don't know me, and I would imagine that the lack of a desire for us to get to know each other better is mutual.
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:23 AM
I want Lindsay back too. For her good and her fans and also Venus needs the bonus points for beating her.
Jan 30th, 2002, 09:47 AM
Awwh... I feel your pains... :o It's like Lindsay holds everyone all together! She makes a big difference whether she is playing on a tourney or not.
Recover really really quick LINDSAY and I WISH YOU A HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR :bounce:
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Jan 30th, 2002, 12:45 PM
Bright Red, your opinion is your own, and of course you are entitled to it, but I really can't see how you came to your conclusions.
You said you can't help thinking that Linds could have played the AO.
-- Lindsay has publicly stated that she's happy with the way her career has gone, and that for her remaining time on the tour the most important thing to her is to win more majors. Since the AO is a major, one would have to assume that it's one of the tournaments that Lindsay would most want to play in and win (again :) ). Lindsay has also stated that she HATES to withdraw from matches and tournaments she has committed to, because she hates feeling that she's letting down the tournament people and the fans. Given those two statements by her, I can assure you that if Lindsay COULD'VE played the AO, Lindsay WOULD'VE played the AO.
You said that you think that the #1 position didn't sit too well with Lindsay and by abandoning the AO she was sure to lose it.
-- I have to ask you... what professional athlete have you ever heard of who WANTED to lose the top ranking in their chosen sport?! Yes, Lindsay said she didn't think she DESERVED to be #1 because she didn't win a major last year, but that in no way means that she didn't WANT to be #1! If anything, I think Lindsay wanted to come out this year playing as well as she did at the end of last season, win the AO, put a few more points between her and Capriati, and solidify herself as the rightful and deserving #1 player on the tour. :) Lindsay was competitive enough to come back from an injury and get to the #1 spot, and she's competitive enough that she would've fought to keep it, if her knee had allowed her to.
You said that you think the fact that clay season is rolling around didn't motivate her to play one bit.
-- First of all, the clay season is still a couple of months away. There are a bunch of hardcourt and indoor tournaments to be played before clay tourney season, and those are Lindsay's best surfaces. Why would clay court tournaments two and a half months down the road have any influence in Lindsay's decision not to defend her indoor title in Tokyo and her hardcourt finalist points in Sydney and semifinalist points in the AO? The answer is, they wouldn't. The only thing that would keep Lindsay from defending those points is for her to be physically unable to do so... which happens to be the case. Second of all, Lindsay isn't that God-awful on clay. Granted, she's no clay court specialist by any means ;), and it isn't her favorite surface! But Lindsay has been to the semifinals of Roland Garros :), and has won the Amelia Island tournament. :):) A player doesn't do those things unless she can hold her own on clay. Lindsay may not look forward to the clay court with great anticipation, but she's not scared of it either.
Finally... please allow me to point out that Lindsay didn't withdraw from the AO because of a bone bruise, and she didn't have surgery because of a bone bruise. Lindsay withdrew from Sydney and the AO this year because of cartilage damage in her knee, and the surgery she had was to repair that damage.
All that aside, however... ;)
<font size=6 color=red> GET WELL SOON LINDSAY! </font color>
<font size=6 color=red> HURRY BACK TO THE COURTS! </font color>
Jan 30th, 2002, 04:08 PM
I hope she gets back real soon, cause theres no fun watching tennis when shes not around :sad:
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:05 PM
jabberwocky I don't think anyone on this board could have put that any better, well done and I agree with every word:wavey:
Jan 30th, 2002, 07:17 PM
I too would like to see Lindsay back ASAP! :)
Get well soon, Lindsay! :kiss:
Jan 30th, 2002, 08:02 PM
Well said Jabber:wavey:
Get better soon Lindsay:bounce:
Jan 30th, 2002, 08:32 PM
I miss Lindsay! Get well soon! Bright Red, I guess Lindsay decided to have surgery to make it look good after she pulled out of the AO so she could assure losing that #1 ranking.
Jan 30th, 2002, 08:53 PM
Thanks for recognizing that it is only my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
I still think that Lindsay could have played the AO, just as Serena could have. I think that when we saw Venus play at the AO while injured, we should realize that top-level female tennis players--just like athletes of all sports can play while injured. Is it a wise decision to play while injured? No. Is it possible to play? Inarguebly yes. Lindsay was able to play.
I know that Lindsay wants to win another major. Let me let you in on a little secret, in fact. All of the WTA players want to win a major. Who wouldn't? But read carefully my post. Lindsay would not want to retain the #1 position without having won a major. Look at the all of the criticism Hingis had to take over it.
So I feel that Lindsay abandoned the AO not because she didn't want to win it, but because she didn't think she could win it. She may have felt that her injury would have allowed her to reach, for example, the quarters or the semis. And depending on upsets in the draw, she could have very well ended earning enough points (given the new inflated numbers for the majors) to retain the #1 spot without having won the AO. She'd be left with the top rank but without title. Enter the criticism.
Playing the smaller hardcourt tournaments is neither here nor there. Why should Lindsay play those and extend her recovery period when everyone knows it's the majors that count? What's more, Lindsay has tons of smaller titles already.
I never meant to imply that Lindsay is afraid of clay. However that's all I comment about clay.
I'm not a particular fan of Lindsay but I think she's great for the sport. I'm in no way trying to bash her.
Jan 30th, 2002, 11:24 PM
Nice backtrack, red face (or was it red neck?)
Jabber, well said, and thanks for correcting me on the injury .. you're right - cartilage.
Since Red Buttons (he was a comedian) accurately pointed out that LD "abandoned" the AO so she'd be SURE to lose the number one ranking, (the goal of every top athlete), we can all stop posting here now.
Jan 31st, 2002, 12:12 AM
I didn't backtrack at all. Apparently what I said was way way over your head. BTW, You should still be talking to the foot.
I still think that Lindsay could have played, and you won't change that. She could have played, imo.
Jabberwocky was the only poster who offered an intelligent rebuttal. I'm sure my explanation was clear to him/her or anyone else with any amount of intelligence.
Jan 31st, 2002, 12:28 AM
"I'm sure my explanation was clear to him/her or anyone else with any amount of intelligence."
Yep, thats just discussing tennis players