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Lindsay Davenport 2008 Memphis Post-Semifinal Interview
By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2008 2:46pm CST USA
Lindsay Davenport 2008 Memphis Post-Semifinal Interivew, Marina Erakovic
Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP
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MEMPHIS--( Women's Semifinals

Lindsay Davenport def. Marina Erakovic 6-0, 6-3

Memphis 2008, Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Cellular South Cup Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup
February 25-March 2, 2008
Memphis | Website
Draws: ATP | WTA
Day 6: Saturday SOP

Question: (Unheard)
Lindsay Davenport: Yea, I mean I felt really good about everything. I felt I had chances in every game but one to win... lost a couple of them but... felt she started to serve a little bit better, so... um, you know if I go through a match and I don't lose my serve, and I still feel good hitting my groundies, I'm happy with that result. So really to get through to the finals is a great thing for me.

Question: Is your son here with you here this week? Or is he in California?
Lindsay Davenport: Yea. No he's here.

Question: How has it been handling that next to competing and being the new parent?
Lindsay Davenport: Um, it's been great. I mean to be honest it's been a little bit easier than my husband and I thought it would be. Our boy behaves very well, he sleeps well. He's pretty easygoing so for us it hasn't been anything that we haven't been able to handle. But like every working mom, you struggle a little bit. There's a lot of moving parts. There's a lot of things you gotta organize. You gotta be on top of everything. But it's great. I only have to be away from him a few hours everyday. I get to spend the majority of my time with him, and we have a blast.

Question: Does that make your game easier with him being here? Knowing that you don't have to worry about him?
Lindsay Davenport: Yea, I mean I've never left him (laughs) so he goes everywhere with me. And I feel like I take good care of him. My babysitter takes good care of him. So we do a good job, and he seems happy so hopefully he's well adjusted.

Question: Are you getting the kind of tests this week that you may need at this point?
Lindsay Davenport: Well, you know, I can't control anything about my opponent so... obviously it was a tough field. We had some upsets early so I plan to just go with the opponents that I'm drawn against. Regardless though I mean getting to another final is very exciting, especially being in the United States. I feel like I'm playing well, and I've earned the right to be here in the final. So I can't really comment on how the draws panned out.

Question: Olga who you play tomorrow said she grew up a big fan of yours...
Lindsay Davenport: That's great. I don't know her that well. I've never seen her play. I saw just a few points today, maybe like two points. She looked like she hit the ball hard and she tried to be aggressive. So a lot of times that's happened to me since I've been back from having a baby so I'll really just kind of focus on myself and try to read her game in the first few games in the first set and then, you know, change any gameplan from there.

Question: An obvious question, what does getting to the final do for your confidence?
Lindsay Davenport: It's great. I mean I've expected to win every match, and so to come through and perform is great. I didn't play well in Australia and the week after so I'm excited I got back on the right foot here. Hopefully I can continue this form in the next few tournaments in the United States.

Question: With doubles do you try to get as many matches under your belt as you can?
Lindsay Davenport: Well I think I've always loved playing doubles. Lisa is a very good friend of mine. With the scoring the way it is, the match really can't go very long. It's fun to play. You know, I don't know. I do it for my tennis, and I do it because it's fun. Those are the two most important reasons.

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