Lindsay can make history!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Ballmachine, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Ballmachine

    Ballmachine Semi-Pro

    Feb 20, 2004
    We all know that Pistol Pete won his last match and the tournament at the 2002 U.S. Open.

    Lindsay Davenport can take it a step further. She can not only win her last tennis match, and kiss that sweet, sweet trophy on the final Sunday in New York, but she can also be the first tennis player in the history of the game to retire as the number 1 tennis player in the world.

    If Lindsay takes the title, she will be the number one ranked tennis player on the planet. With her recent form and the summer that she has had, not losing since Wimbledon, nobody could argue that she has definitely earned the top spot.

    She is on the streak of her life, and she could not be doing any better than she is right now. Once you're at the top, you can only go downhill from there, especially with Lindsay's history of injuries. Lindsay has been on the tour since she was a teenager. She has seen it all and done it all. She is a mature women now with a husband. If she were to win here, she could end a great chapter in her life with no regrets, and possibly start a new chapter in her life with her family. I don't think Lindsay will retire if she wins the US Open this year, but I do believe it is at least worth considering.
  2. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    I really hope she wins it all. The only problem is, a player on a streak like that will want more if they win a slam at the end of the year. If she has the self control to retire at no 1, that would be very commendable.
  3. AAAA

    AAAA Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    The lady hasn't sung yet but Lindsay has virtually won this tournament. All the other players who could have physically matched her are out( S. & V. Williams, Sharapova). Dementieva could do quite well fh to fh but Lindsay will kill her serve.
  4. The tennis guy

    The tennis guy Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    I don't think she will retire if she wins the open. From tennis week interview just before US Open, it is obvious she is energized by her recent resurgence. The only reason she was considering retiring was she wasn't healthy enough, and she felt she couldn't beat the top players (JHH, Cljisters, Williams). Her records against those 4 were very bad the last a few years.

    BTW, I don't think the Open is hers yet. It would be tough against either Kutznesova/Petrova or Capriati. Kutznesova/Petrova have served really well, most of their first serves are above 110, and their second serves are strong too. Capriati has played better than anyone thought before the tournament. Davenport had most trouble against Bovina so far, who has similar game as Kutznesova/Petrova, but the latters moved much better.
  5. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    Lindsay struggles with Dementieva's serve, I won't mention this years FO then shall I?

    I personally would like to see Lindsay win and you know how much I like Dementieva. It would be great to see Capriati V Davenport in the final and but it would be nice if Elena could make yet another GS final.


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