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250 points seperate Lindsay and Jenn. If Lindsay wins Linz,she's pick up another two macthes worth of points. Certainly close enough that all she has to do is finish Chase better than Jenn to take #1. This is really the first big challenge of Jenn's reign as #1.

Is she Marcelo Rios, and will qucikly fade? <br />Or is she Ivan Lendl, a 'caretaker' #1 who kept the #1 ranking for 4 years?
 

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I posted a similar thread last week and got slammed for thinking such things, but as I will reiterateL It's possible!

Go Lindsay!!!
 

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At least you got answers. I've been trying to interest people in a Davenport vs Capriati comparision for weeks, and no one seems to care. It's wierd. We have two multiple GS titlelists in a close battle for #1, and few people seem to care.
 

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Lindsay has an additional 400 points coming off after Munich from her Phille win last year that she will be unable to defend. Even if Linds wins Linz and Munich, if Capriati gets to the final of Munich, she will end the year #1.
 

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Go Lindsay!
 

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IF Capriati makes it to the final. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I doubt Jenifer can reach the final at the Chase. So Lindsay has her chances.

GO LINDSAY <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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hi volcana <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Hey this is very possible all Lindsay has to do is win one more match and keep ahead of Jennifer at the Year end Championships. I think the ball is in Lindsay's court. Although she must be getting tired she has been playing alot lately but I think she can do it. I also dont think that Jennifer is gonna get to the finals.. she gets so angry out there anymore.

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I completely agree with Dawn <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Go Linds
 

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This has got to be a marketing nightmare for the WTA.

The year end championships are coming.<br />It's been a great year for the WTA. <br />Jenn's 'comeback'. The 'All-Williams final'. Two new Belgian faces in GS finals.

#1 and #2 are separted by mere hundreds of points.<br />Who ends the year #1 is coming down to the year end championships.

And basically, no one cares. No one outside of hardcore fans.

This the worst matchup, drama-wise, in the while top ten.

No American vs non-American<br />No Black vs White.<br />No tall vs short (actually, Lindsay is half a foot taller than Jenn, but the perception is they are much closer in size.) <br />No power vs finesse.<br />No beauty vs non-beauty<br />No big-endorsement vs no endorsement

Literally, its a matchup only a tennis fan could love.
 

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Jenny will stay # 1!!!!!! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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If Lindsay were to become #1 then maybe they would start the whole "hasn't won a grand slam in 2 years but is still #1" thing with her!! lol
 

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Yes, actually I think it would be good for tennis if Jenn ended the year as #1...to have a GS champion in the same year be #1 would be a refreshing...and this idea people are saying just b/c Lindsay leads Jenn 2-1 she deserves to be #1 is a bunch of crap...i would much rather win a GS semifinal in STRAIGHT SETS than lose it and win two 3 setters in Tier 2 or 3 tourneys...oooohhh what a remarkable record...and actually both have losing records against Venus....whereas Jennifer is the one with the winning record against Serena.....We will just have to see.....Let's just see whose side the crowd in Munich will be on GO JENNIFER 2 time Grand Slam Champ 2001!(Don't get too upset Jenn about those Tier 2 and 3's <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> LOVE YA JENNIFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Call me old-fashioned but i'd like to keep the tradition of the non-slam winners taking the end of year #1 rank!!

GO LINDSAY!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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Davenport would be a bigger joke than Hingis has been because at the very least Hingis last year made 1 slam final, coupled with 2 semis and a quarter. Lindsay's best performance is 2 semis, a no show at the French and a quarter at the US? Explain how that stacks up with 2 titles, and 2 semis? If Davenport ends number 1 the ranking system needs to be abolished.
 

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Great point, Shane! I believe Jennifer has the ability to retain that #1 ranking for a while. She wins when it matters the most. Keep fighting Jen! Go for it! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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jrj - Yes it is a good tradition isn't it? Especially when Lindsay's involved. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm hoping that the #1 position will be settled in the final of the tour championships, by the #1 and #2 ranked players. Now if I can't have that, I want Serena to win, but Lindsay vs Jenn is the battle for the #1 ranking.

Who cares if people will then start saying the #1 player hasn't won a GS in 7 tries? Check it out.

00 for 07 GS - Lindsay Davenport<br />00 for 08 GS - Serena Williams<br />00 for 11 GS - Martina Hingis<br />00 for 23 GS - Monica Seles

<br />00 for career - Clijsters, Henin, Mauresmo, Dokic, Shaughnessy, Tauziat, Dementieva

<br />So unless Venus or Jenn is ranked #1, you're gonna hear something. So f*cking what? They aren't the only players on the tour worthy of holding the #1 ranking. As Lindsay is proving.
 
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