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Lindsay Davenport: Pregnant

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Idaho, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    My husband thinks she's hot, too. Loves "big babe" tennis and women with a little meat on their bones (which is why I married him).

    She had seriously been pondering retirement all last year. Bad back took her out for months, and was talking about starting a family. I don't even think she played from March to just before the U.S. Open.
    30 is pretty ancient in the women's game (and the men's too, these days).

    She had decided to play a small tournament in Quebec City a month ago, then pulled out. Perhaps she had already heard the good news. If she ain't playing in her first month, she ain't flying all the way to Australia with morning sickness.

    I say she maximized because she was incredibly slow, even after she got as fit as she possibly could be. Just didn't have the fast twitch. When she started, you were little and fast, or big and slow, but compensated with reach in the latter case.
    The new generation is both big and can move.

    As for why she didn't win more, she remained inside the unconfident, insecure young lady she began her career as (sorry for dangling). When it came to crunch time, sometimes there just wasn't enough belief. Sharapova, in that Wimbledon match and always, has that unshakeable belief.

    In the loss to Venus, I believe there was an injury on the court. The aforementioned back, I think. She kept going because, well, it was the Wimbledon final.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Man... did you nail that.

    No more Arantxa's... Claudia Porwiks ... Beate Reinstadlers out there.
  3. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

  4. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    Lindsay was a Complete Bitch!

    At least she kept it real.

    Yet, she was a Stone choaker and let three slams slip through her fingers. She should have retired long ago - she only kept trying because the Williams-Sisters didn't want it anymore.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lindsay is no Pornikova, but I bet she's kinda cute wearing a summer dress.
  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Yaay for her!

    I remember from a presser a few months ago... She was asked for the billionth time about retirement, and at the end of her answer, she mentioned something about eventually wanting to start a family. I remember thinking, "she's got the mom-bug look on her face." I'm thrilled it happened for her so quickly.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    As one who knows, I can safely say motherhood is a wonderful thing.

    No more noble profession than that of parent.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Had the pleasure of covering Olympic tennis in 1996 when she won the women's singles gold. I agree with most of the posters here that she was a class act.
  9. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    She was just the tall, sporty girl you went to high school with, who happened to have a big-time athletic career.

    She didn't seem to change all that much from beginning to end. I believe that had a lot do to with the fact that she came from a "normal" family – i.e. didn't have an obsessed tennis father pushing her 24/7 from the time she was 6 years old.

    There was always family, and nieces and nephews from her two sisters, and making sure her mother was OK after her father (a 1968 Olympic volleyball player, I think) dumped her for the clichéd younger woman.

    And she had friends on the tour. Her lunch table never had a seat available.

    If her relative well-roundedness cost her on the court (although that's hard to measure), she'll be infinitely the better for it during the 60 years or so that she will no longer be a professional tennis player.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Arantxa had a moustache.
  11. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    um... bruh, in the words of tom jackson, 'are you retarded?'

    seriously, have you had a head injury in the last six months?
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Mia's about 5'4 and 125 pounds. After giving birth to twins, I think she'll name them No and More. :)
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