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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

I think it should be remembered that when disscussing Davenport's comeback win over Jankovic. This a Tier 3 event the week after the US Open, its very anti-climactic and the WTA could just as well have a week off this week instead. Big name players like Davenport, Hantuchova, Jankovic, Schnyder are playing Bali for appearance money, not for points or prize $$. So it doesn't need to be blown out of proportion that Davenport made this "shocking" defeat of Jankovic. Anyway Jankovic plays 30 tournaments in a year, this counts nothing at all for her, it was like an exhibition. Even if she won the event, it still wouldn't go into her Best 17 total
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

Granted, we need to have some perspective about Davenport's comeback at this point because there's zero pressure on her right now so that racquet can swing freely at the moment, But this 31 year old just had a baby and defeated the world's number 3. Lots of praise is in order.
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

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I think it should be remembered that when disscussing Davenport's comeback win over Jankovic. This a Tier 3 event the week after the US Open, its very anti-climactic and the WTA could just as well have a week off this week instead. Big name players like Davenport, Hantuchova, Jankovic, Schnyder are playing Bali for appearance money, not for points or prize $$. So it doesn't need to be blown out of proportion that Davenport made this "shocking" defeat of Jankovic. Anyway Jankovic plays 30 tournaments in a year, this counts nothing at all for her, it was like an exhibition. Even if she won the event, it still wouldn't go into her Best 17 total
A win would've gone into JJ's best 17, albeit barely.

The point is that Lindsay's shown she can step back after long periods off and still play competitive, high-level tennis, and this isn't the first time she's done that either. She smoked a top 50 player in Daniilidou and then went on to beat world #3. It doesn't matter where it happens, when these women step on court they're not going to just hand anybody a win, and I don't think any of Lindsay's opponents did that. She shown she's still got it, and it's a huge step on her way back to the top 10 and beyond.
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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A win would've gone into JJ's best 17, albeit barely.

The point is that Lindsay's shown she can step back after long periods off and still play competitive, high-level tennis, and this isn't the first time she's done that either. She smoked a top 50 player in Daniilidou and then went on to beat world #3. It doesn't matter where it happens, when these women step on court they're not going to just hand anybody a win, and I don't think any of Lindsay's opponents did that. She shown she's still got it, and it's a huge step on her way back to the top 10 and beyond.


for me, Davenport's win over Danilidou is more impressive than the one over Jankovic, becuase Danilidou actually had something at stake
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Oh please Davenport is better than Jankovic. Period.
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

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Granted, we need to have some perspective about Davenport's comeback at this point because there's zero pressure on her right now so that racquet can swing freely at the moment, But this 31 year old just had a baby and defeated the world's number 3. Lots of praise is in order.
That pretty much covers it.
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

oh what a sad person you are, maybe when you acheive what JJ or LD have then you can dimish what either did. Until then, shut it
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

It's a tier III, and it had a better field than most Tier IIIs, Lindsay won today, and had this event been a Tier I/II, she probably would have still won, stop demeaning their achievements, both women tried their best to win and Lindsay came out on top. End.
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

It is meaningful otherwise we wont be talking about it.Lindsay has given it spotlight by being there,obviously all the players there feel its meaningful otherwise they wont have to fly half across the world to an earthquake prone locale.Jelena lost to an accoumplished player,lets move on.
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I've come to consider all non-slam tournaments to be basically meaningless.
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

i think these kind of results are meaningful! just imagine if davenport draws jj at the oz open next year she will go into thinking i beat her in my first tournament back, im fitter now i can win this! a win is a win and its always good to step on court knowing you can beat your oposition!
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Re: Bali is basically a meaningless tournament

so that means Pan Facific in tokyo ( After AO) Eastbourne( After RG) and not sure what tournament is after wimbledon.

are all worthless??

Maybe, you are not worthy to be even a fan of tennis.
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so that means Pan Facific in tokyo ( After AO) Eastbourne( After RG) and not sure what tournament is after wimbledon.

are all worthless??

Maybe, you are not worthy to be even a fan of tennis.
In the grand scheme of things, I think yes, as far as tennis history goes. No one remembers what you won other than the slams.
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