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Evert d. Davenport!!

DEC 4, 2004-
At this weekend's Pro/Celeb event, Chris Evert cruised to victory in her first appearance of the day. She then teamed with Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the rock band Bush, to defeat world #1 Lindsay Davenport and television and film star Matthew Perry in the final match of the day, 6-5 (5-3).



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Oh I thought that you were going to post the time Chris beat Lindsay during the summer in her comeback to tournament play. Here's the Reuters article:

Comeback Chrissie Cool as Ice

18th September 2004 REUTERS

Following in the footsteps of her great rival Martina Navratilova, and just a few months shy of her 50th birthday, Chris Evert showed that she was still queen of the baseline with a 6-4, 6-4 win against reigning world number 1 Lindsay Davenport in the final of the Dream On Classic on Sunday. Said Chrissie of her play today, "I just knew I had to keep the ball hard and deep, and move her around. I saw the limited success that Marina was having and thought to myself that I could do way better than that, and finally I might get ahead of her as being the greatest player of all time"

"I just saw those pursed lips and knew I was in trouble before a single ball was struck," said Lindsay after the match. "It was like she was picturing me in a pinafore and a back brace" she continued shuddering.

With her defeat of the world no.1, Chrissie is looking like one of the hot favourites for the upcoming US Open. "I'm looking forward to taking my 7th US Open title this summer, and my 19th singles GS overall. Justine is injured, Serena and Venus are below par, Amelie and Lindsay can't seem to get to a final of a major, let alone win one, and the Russians, well, I don't like to be rude, but......."

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Oh I thought that you were going to post the time Chris beat Lindsay during the summer in her comeback to tournament play. Here's the Reuters article:

Comeback Chrissie Cool as Ice

18th September 2004 REUTERS

Following in the footsteps of her great rival Martina Navratilova, and just a few months shy of her 50th birthday, Chris Evert showed that she was still queen of the baseline with a 6-4, 6-4 win against reigning world number 1 Lindsay Davenport in the final of the Dream On Classic on Sunday. Said Chrissie of her play today, "I just knew I had to keep the ball hard and deep, and move her around. I saw the limited success that Marina was having and thought to myself that I could do way better than that, and finally I might get ahead of her as being the greatest player of all time"

"I just saw those pursed lips and knew I was in trouble before a single ball was struck," said Lindsay after the match. "It was like she was picturing me in a pinafore and a back brace" she continued shuddering.

With her defeat of the world no.1, Chrissie is looking like one of the hot favourites for the upcoming US Open. "I'm looking forward to taking my 7th US Open title this summer, and my 19th singles GS overall. Justine is injured, Serena and Venus are below par, Amelie and Lindsay can't seem to get to a final of a major, let alone win one, and the Russians, well, I don't like to be rude, but......."


Chrissie had a habit of cleaning Olga's clock, so am doubtful Olga's protégées would do much better. Too bad the "article" doesn't mention what colour nail polish she was wearing and which hairstyle she was sporting. I'm told that Andy Mill has helped her a lot with her grip and encouraged her to become a lot more aggressive and adventurous during play.... I wonder if she's considering Wimbledon 2005!

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Chrissie had a habit of cleaning Olga's clock, so am doubtful Olga's protégées would do much better. Too bad the "article" doesn't mention what colour nail polish she was wearing and which hairstyle she was sporting. I'm told that Andy Mill has helped her a lot with her grip and encouraged her to become a lot more aggressive and adventurous during play.... I wonder if she's considering Wimbledon 2005!
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I don't think Martina's planning on entering singles next year!

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I wonder if Tracy Austin might not consider getting into the fray, if only just to be the spoiler in pigtails and braces. After all, we are the same age you know...

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I wonder if Tracy Austin might not consider getting into the fray, if only just to be the spoiler in pigtails and braces. After all, we are the same age you know...
Why are you so hard on yourself, Jeff? Four reasons why you cannot compare yourself to Tracy:
1) The skin on your face is not as wrinkled as that of a hippo's backside.
2) You wouldn't be seen dead with a necklace holding a J in curly-swirly writing (unless it was made by LaCroix)
3) You have fashion sense: the only time you'd ever wear a pinafore dress would be as Dorothy at a fancy dress party with the Wizard of Oz theme!
4) You have your own mind.

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Why are you so hard on yourself, Jeff? Four reasons why you cannot compare yourself to Tracy:
1) The skin on your face is not as wrinkled as that of a hippo's backside.
2) You wouldn't be seen dead with a necklace holding a J in curly-swirly writing (unless it was made by LaCroix)
3) You have fashion sense: the only time you'd ever wear a pinafore dress would be as Dorothy at a fancy dress party with the Wizard of Oz theme!
4) You have your own mind.
...especially the Christian LaCroix reference. Oh, and you forgot to mention the rhinoplasty!

Seriously, she's not that bad in person. Not nearly as bad as me at 3AM on the streets of Paris, and besides a pinafore can hide a world of stains...

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Oh I thought that you were going to post the time Chris beat Lindsay during the summer in her comeback to tournament play. Here's the Reuters article:

Comeback Chrissie Cool as Ice

18th September 2004 REUTERS

Following in the footsteps of her great rival Martina Navratilova, and just a few months shy of her 50th birthday, Chris Evert showed that she was still queen of the baseline with a 6-4, 6-4 win against reigning world number 1 Lindsay Davenport in the final of the Dream On Classic on Sunday. Said Chrissie of her play today, "I just knew I had to keep the ball hard and deep, and move her around. I saw the limited success that Marina was having and thought to myself that I could do way better than that, and finally I might get ahead of her as being the greatest player of all time"

"I just saw those pursed lips and knew I was in trouble before a single ball was struck," said Lindsay after the match. "It was like she was picturing me in a pinafore and a back brace" she continued shuddering.

With her defeat of the world no.1, Chrissie is looking like one of the hot favourites for the upcoming US Open. "I'm looking forward to taking my 7th US Open title this summer, and my 19th singles GS overall. Justine is injured, Serena and Venus are below par, Amelie and Lindsay can't seem to get to a final of a major, let alone win one, and the Russians, well, I don't like to be rude, but......."
the whole article was perfect, alfa. and the last paragraph in particular showed a HIGHLY astute channeling of what chris would actually say/think in style and substance. i think that shall join a new 'match memories' entry! ...one SHE didnt even know about!
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Well, at 50, Chris will have to bare something or the other to even get as far as the final. (Sorry, I just couldn't pass that one up!)

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the whole article was perfect, alfa. and the last paragraph in particular showed a HIGHLY astute channeling of what chris would actually say/think in style and substance. i think that shall join a new 'match memories' entry! ...one SHE didnt even know about!
Hmmm... I wasn't aware you could channel a catholic girl's thoughts. I'll have to try that one- Charlotte Sometimes!

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Hmmm... I wasn't aware you could channel a catholic girl's thoughts. I'll have to try that one- Charlotte Sometimes!
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Chris America Waves Good-bye After Nail-Biting Loss

26 September 2004 REUTERS

After a golden comeback summer which included a victory over the world number 1 Lindsay Davenport, Chris America waves good-bye (again) the Flushing Meadow crowd for the last time after a heart-breaking 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (18-16) quarter-final loss to Jennifer Capriati.

49 year old Evert was one of the hot favourites for the 2004 US Open crown, and looked on course to advance to the semi-finals. With a seemingly comfortable 6-3, 3-0 lead, Evert was driving the ball deep and keeping Capriati, 21 years her junior, off balance with cunning drop-shots and lobs.

Said Capriati after the match, "I was like you know well you know like it was."

"I'm really mad at myself" said Evert after the match. "I had played Jennifer several times when she was 5 to 9 years old, and I never lost to her. I guess the foot came off the peddle at bit, and then I found myself at one set all, and a little leg weary. At the same time though, I'm proud that I almost got to the semis a couple of months shy of my 50th birthday, and that I didn't lose early to someone like Dulko."

Evert will retire with a career-low ranking of 5, after just 2 tournaments, which is more a reflection of the tour at the moment than anything else. "It was really a missed opportunity to be crowned ITF player of the year," said Evert later.

So who did she think would go on and win the tournament."Well, I'd like to say Jennifer, but she always has a let-down, like I had in the 1980 Wimbeldon final. I really don't know any of the other player left in the draw. Is Maria still in the draw? She reminds me so much of myself."

"You know well I guess guess you know well she you know you know well you know" was Capriati's assessment of the match, and her chances for the rest of the tournament.

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