Quotes and Comments by Lindsay Davenport
I think when you start to do well and get your
confidence back, everything becomes more fun.
When you're playing with not your full capacity
of confidence, I think things get a little tough.
I knew I could be doing better than what I was
doing. Even though I was ranked 5 or 4 or whatever
it was, I wanted to get back to the level I
thought I could play at.
It's really tough to beat yourself up all the
time about it. You beat yourself up in practice
trying to get better, you beat yourself up in
warmups trying to play better for matches. Almost
sometimes when the tournament is over, it's
just kind of a nice, "Okay, I did my best
and now it's over." You know, I've got
everything to be thankful for and I try to look
at it that way.
It is a really, really bizarre feeling to put
your fate in other people's hands. It is hard
to really cheer for someone else to lock something
up for me.
Every player is different with how they handle
things. But I don't know. For me, it was I had
a lot of success when I came back, but it was
think it is harder to be 1. What Pete Sampras
has done for the last six years is probably
the hardest thing a player ever has to do. It
is tough to always stay up there and to always
be -- I am guessing, to always be motivated
to win every tournament, but it is fun now.
I mean, it is closes the gap, but it is still
a little bit ways away. For me, the chase is
there, but I am not playing and winning these
tournaments to become No. 1. I am playing these
tournaments to win these tournaments.
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