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Well done Lindsay, great win over Jelena.

Next up Maleeva or possibly Serna

Go Lindsay :worship: This ones yours
 

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Well done Lindsay! :D

Now go on and take this title :bounce:
 

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Davenport dumps Dokic in convincing fashion

-Sean Barker,Assistant Sports Editor 08/20/2003


NEW HAVEN — No one expected Lindsay Davenport to cruise through her second-round match with Jelena Dokic Tuesday. Especially Davenport.

Despite never losing to Dokic in seven previous matches, Davenport, the top seed in the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, expected a much more difficult challenge.

Instead, Davenport crushed Dokic 6-2, 6-1 on Stadium Court, winning 10 of the final 11 games in a match that took just 43 minutes.

"I played a very solid match, but I didn’t think she played that well," said Davenport, who had 12 aces.

"I was expecting a more difficult match. gratifying for sure, but I was ready to play a long time out there."

Not that Davenport is complaining. Dokic, ranked 23rd, was ranked fourth in the world last year at this time.

Davenport will play the winner of today’s Magui Serna-Magdalena Maleeva match in a quarterfinal Thursday. Serna and Maleeva play in the second match today on Grandstand Court.

"I’m really happy that I have (today) off," Davenport said. "During these few weeks when you have a lot of tough matches, you take an early night whenever you can get it."

On a day when the Pilot Pen learned its final on Saturday would be an hour earlier (noon) because of lack of communication from CBS, the day session went long.

Maleeva came back to win a three-set match 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, that took 2 hours and 24 minutes and was delayed for 10 minutes when her opponent, Tamarine Tanasugarn, took advantage of the newly instated extreme weather condition rule between the second and third sets. When the heat stress index reaches 82 degrees (it reached 91 Tuesday), a player is allowed to call for a delay.

The final seeds, No. 2 Jennifer Capriati and No. 4 Daniela Hantuchova, both play today on Stadium Court. Hantuchova plays at 1 p.m., against Cara Black, while Capriati headlines the evening session against Elena Bovina at 7.

Despite battling a sore foot, Davenport has won 12 of her last 15 matches. She has lost to top-ranked Kim Clijsters twice, once in three sets, and to Venus Williams in three sets.

"My foot feels good," said Davenport, winner of 38 WTA career singles titles, including at Tokyo earlier this year. "It’s a nerve issue. Some days it still flares up, but for the most part I’m able to keep it down for a few hours each day."

Dokic seemed to be overcoming some of her struggles Monday when she defeated 18th ranked Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-2.

She talked about trying to regain the form that made her one of the tour’s rising stars, and even mentioned how she hoped to position herself for a run back into the top 10 for next season.

But there were times Tuesday Dokic looked like a deer caught in the headlights, watching aces and returns alike fly by her.

"She was missing a lot of balls," said Davenport, who has advanced to five singles finals this year. "I think a lot of that comes from a lack of confidence. I don’t think she has a lot of confidence right now. I’ve always won our matches, but they were tough matches."

Davenport, 27, a three-time Grand Slam winner in her career, has always played well at the Pilot Pen, advancing to the final in her previous three appearances, falling to Venus Williams each time. She advanced to the semifinals in 1998, falling to eventual champion Steffi Graf.

"I think every player is different," Davenport said. "I like to play the week before Grand Slams, except sometimes at Wimbledon. I enjoy coming here. I like to play in New Haven, it’s a nice, peaceful town before heading to New York for the big rush."
 

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Good Luck Lindsay tonight against Magui - it really should be your match.
Lets go
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LUXXXAS said:
Lindsay-Elena match will be live on eurosport:yippee::bounce::woohoo:
Yippee - must get home from work to watch it! Will be a toughie I think as Elena does cause Lindsay's problems and she is coming back to form again but Lindsay should handle it.

GO GO GO LINDSY
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LUXXXAS said:
Lindsay-Elena match will be live on eurosport:yippee::bounce::woohoo:
GREAT!!!!!!! funny, as the last time they played i watched it on eurosport, too. great match it was, but with the wrong winner. ;)

it's not going to be easy, elena seems to be playing raeally well right now.
 

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:bounce: Good Luck Lindsay :bounce:
 
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