This is indicative of the whole year, promising much, then ending in a bust. Record numbers of injuries, withdrawals and no shows. A lot of it was outside the control of the WTA. No one could have predicted 9-11, or long breaks for Kournikova, Davenport and Seles.
Here's to a recovery for Lindsay and the WTA in 2002!
Well firstly, I really do hope Lindsay is OK for the start of the Australian hardcourt season. At the moment there appears to be doubt over that being the case. (?)
Secondly, I agree with Rollo that this is indicative of the season this year. Forget Hingis losing the #1, Hingis being at #1 with no slams, Capriati being #1 then losing it again, Lindsay getting to #1 with no slams, this is the WORST possible permutation to the end of the season.
How disappointing! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
But this is what Lindsay gets for playing four weeks in a row. And it got her to no.1 so maybe it wasn't such a bad plan.
Do you think that the WTA should come up with some type of "Match Limit" where a player could only play "X" number of matches within a given period of time...so that they don't overshedule themselves toward injury?
It also makes withdrawals due to fatigue look more "legitimate."
Initially, it seems like a plan that would hurt a player like Hingis...but, then again, it might also help her focus and stuff.
friend, it happened during the Kim-Lindsay semi-final yesterday. At 5-2 in the tie break in the third set, Lindsay hurt her knee while trying to reach for a drop-shot. I had escaped my notice, I confess, but GoDominique clearly saw it and posted a message on this board right after the match, wondering whether Lindsay was okay. And this was long before we received any news about Lindsay being injured.