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  • 编辑:  赵峦   稿源: 国际在线    2005-05-26 10:21:29
    [双语新闻]法网女单1号达文波特赛后访谈录
      Lindsay Davenport Interview
    摘要:
        本届法国网球公开赛女子单打1号种子、美国人达文波特在首轮比赛中以3:6、6:2和6:2战胜了斯洛文尼亚选手斯莱伯尼克。赛后法网官方网站记者对达文波特进行了专访。

        记者:在首局比赛中,你当时在想什么?

        达文波特:当时感觉就是打得有点不好。我也知道,来这里之前的4个星期里,我连一场比赛也没打,因此肯定在开局阶段会比较慢地进入角色。真的,在第一分的争夺上,我根本没做好准备。这样的备战情况是不理想的,对于像法网这样的大奖赛,这样的准备尤其不理想。但幸运地是,在第2盘打到中途时,我开始找到感觉,觉得打得不错了。很幸运,在还不算太晚的时候,我扭转了战局。

        记者:你能解释一下为什么没有进行太多的热身就来参加法网的原因吗?

        达文波特:作为一名职业网球运动员,你从1月一直要打到11月。在一年的某一时间段里,你需要休息一下,接受一些训练以便保持良好的身体状况,避免在全年的比赛中受伤。你知道,法网之前的那一段时间是我今年10月之前最后的休息机会。作为一名运动员,你必须为自己制定合适的日程表,就是那种你认为对你最职业生涯最有力的那种日程。不要只看眼前利益,要将眼光放的长远一些。我觉得现在我比以往任何时候都要强壮,希望这样的身体积累能够帮助我一直打完美国公开赛。

        记者:在第一盘比赛失利后,你有没有开始对自己产生疑问?

        达文波特:关于什么的疑问?

        记者:就是对自己继续打球产生疑问。

        达文波特:不,绝对没有!就在今年年初,我曾经坐下来,就今年的比赛认真地想了想,我想的只是如何更好地比赛,我也是这样做的。如果我来这里,结果输了球,那么我会立即坐飞机回家,备战温布尔登网球赛以及夏季的比赛。而如果我获胜的话,我会再接再厉,打出我的最高水平。但我必须从长远目标来看法网,毕竟这个大奖赛对我来说非常难以完成。

        记者:或许你也知道,在今年的美国公开赛上将采用一种视频回放系统。就你而言,你信任他们的做法吗?你认为用这种方法来判断裁判的判罚错或对,是好还是坏?

        达文波特:就我所知组委会正在对这套系统进行技术测试,到目前为止,这一系统的某些技术环节运行得还不很好。我想他们会在今年7月对该系统在进行一次测试,然后再做决定。反正我听说,这套系统最近的一次测试不太理想。

        如果启用这套系统的话,我认为选手们应该相信它是百分之一百的准确的。作为网球选手,你只能击打对方来球,你不能越界。同样,在网球比赛中,网球选手应该关心的是比赛,而不是对球是否出界等问题的判罚,那是裁判的事。

        记者:你能讲讲你在法网之前的4周里在干些什么?你备战的内容是什么?你到目前打过多少红土场地的比赛?

        达文波特:在头一两个星期,我什么比赛也没参加,我只是训练,做一些力量训练。期间和丈夫去墨西哥度了几天假。在那也没闲着,接着训练。大约两周前,我开始在家附近的红土场练习击球。我就做了这些(大笑)。

        记者:两天前才练习适应红土场地?

        达文波特:是呀。不过不是真正的红土场地,在整个美国其实都很难找到这样的场地,更别说在加利福尼亚了。

        记者:从你制定的计划来看,你确实不太看重法网,是吗?

        达文波特:事实不是这样的。我的意思是,我确实很重视法网。但不幸地是,我们必须有长远目标。我知道,法网对我来说是非常困难的。今年这里的球打起来很沉,球速也很慢。我的意思是,这些都是对我不利的地方。

        你也知道,法网之后我们还有温布尔登网球赛,之后还有联合会杯。在这之后,我想我只剩下了一个星期来备战美国公开赛。任总要休息吧,所以我制定了目前的训练和比赛计划,希望这能我的职业生涯再长一些。

        法网会是我最难赢的大奖赛吗?绝对是。但即便我在欧洲适应一个月,然后再来参加法网比赛,我也不见得就一定能取得最后的胜利。

        记者:你现在使用“长远”一次的频率比采访刚开始的时候多多了。

        达文波特:我想是的。如果身体没问题的话,我真的希望能继续打球,去发挥自己最好的水平,去体验比赛本身的刺激。这也是我打球的动力之一。我一定会打完今年全年的比赛的,到时大家再看看会发生什么吧。

        就目前而言,所谓的长远目标就是参加美国网球公开赛以及,如果可能的话,9月的联合会杯决赛。

        记者:你会在这里参加双打比赛吗?

        达文波特:不,不会的。如果我在单打比赛中失利,我宁愿回家,不回赖在这里打双打。我会准备打温布尔登网球赛。

        记者:现在我们谈谈网坛“常青树”问题。像男选手阿加西,他参加了58次大满贯比赛,是男子选手的纪录。有些女选手参加的大奖赛次数更多,比如弗雷泽就参加了65次。

        达文波特:对于某些选手来说,他们在这方面要比有些选手容易做得到。不论运动员参加比赛的目的是什么,在参加了14年或者15年的比赛后,他肯定经历了许许多多的酸甜苦辣,肯定有很多伤病。但他们仍然在坚持比赛,因为他们热爱这项运动,热爱网球比赛。当然阿加西是与众不同的。以他现在的年龄,他绝对是一个工作狂,很敬业。他真的很了不得。

        记者:你认为在红土场地比赛,是不是比在其他场地比赛,无论是精神上还是体力上都要更令人易感疲劳?

        达文波特:是的。在这样的场地比赛,你要做好每一分都要多打5、6个回合的准备,你必须耐心。你知道,在草场,如果你发球很好或者大出一记非常好的球,你知道你会拿分了。而在红土场地则不一样,来回球要多一些,所以一定要耐心。你知道,我的风格是,利用大力击球尽量快的得分,速战速决,所以在这里我要发挥得好的话,我需要付出的更多一些。 

        记者:远离家乡,这里生活方式让你感到不适应吗?

        达文波特:我现在已经不年轻了。我结了婚。虽然我的丈夫不能和我一起来,但这对我毫无影响。我有一些优先考虑的东西,网球显然是排在首位的。我认为,自结婚后我的事业相当成功。

        (国际在线独家资讯 张海山)

    本稿件为国际在线专稿,媒体转载请注明稿件来源和译者姓名。

        Q. What were you thinking in the first set?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Uhm, just that -- just wasn't playing that well. I knew coming over here with four weeks off, not a tournament, I wasn't going to start off too fast. It was a little bit chilly. Really wasn't ready to go on the first point. That's not ideal preparation, that's not how you want to go into a Grand Slam.

        Luckily I found my way about the middle of the second set, thought I played pretty well for a stretch of games there, got a little bit better and a little bit better anticipation. Luckily was able to turn it around before it was too late.

        Q. Can you explain the decision on coming here cold and taking so much time off?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, I mean, I think throughout the course of the year, they expect us to play tournaments January through November. At some point during the year you need to take some time and train so you can hopefully stay strong and injury-free throughout the year, and also stay fresh. You know, for me that's about the last chunk of time I'm going to have until October.

        At some point as a player, you have to make scheduling decisions, what you think is best overall for your career. Not necessarily looking short-term, I was looking more long-term. 

        I feel like I got to train really hard. I feel a lot stronger than I've been. You know, hopefully that can -- that base will hopefully help me through the US Open.

        Q. Did you almost start to second guess yourself after you lost the first set?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Second guess about?

        Q. Not playing.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, absolutely not. I mean, you know, I really, you know, sat down at the beginning of the year and thought, "Okay, how am I going to play best this year at certain weeks?" You know, that was my decision. That's the way I went with it.

        If I had come here and lost, I would have flown home and continued to prepare for Wimbledon and the summer. While I win, I'm going to do my best. But just try to think a little bit more long-term, knowing that this was a very difficult Slam for me to compete in anyway.

        Q. Lindsay, as you probably know, the US Open is planning to use a form of instant replay this year. From what you know of it, do you trust what they're doing, that it's going to be a sure-fire way of determining whether a call was good or bad? The challenge system that they've talked about, what is a fair challenge system, in your view?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, from what I've heard, they're trying, although the technology hasn't gone so well so far. I think they're giving it another try in July, and then going to see how that goes. I heard the last testing did not go well, whatever that means, from the USTA.

        I think that the players have to know that it's a hundred percent accurate. And, unfortunately, with some of the devices they have now, there is a margin for error, although they don't tell you that on TV. And when you're dealing with I think it's five millimeters, I'm not exactly sure, while small, you want to know that it's going to be foolproof. If they can promise the players that, then that would be nice. But I don't know if they're going to be able to do that.

        The second, I'm really undecided about the challenge system. I think it's -- I understand the concern about having unlimited challenges. I think you'll have a lot of players abusing that at certain times in the matches. Although on clay we are allowed unlimited times to challenge.

        The problem I have with having a limited amount of challenges is, you know, if you do go through your challenges, and a call like the call Serena got comes in later in a set, and you've already used it up, I don't think any fan would understand why a call like that is not reversed.

        Second, I think as a player, you can control the balls that are on your side of the court. But for us to -- if we hit a good shot far baseline to try and like, you know, guessing if our ball's are in and out, we're there to play tennis, we're not supposed to worry about line calls and stuff.

        I'm still undecided. I go back and forth on what the appropriate step to take is.

        Q. Can you talk about what have you been doing the last four weeks? What has been your preparation? How much clay have you actually hit on?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Been mostly -- the first two weeks after Fed Cup, I didn't play; I just trained with my trainer, was doing some strength training and some stuff like that. Went to Mexico for a few days with my husband for vacation. Worked out, though, while I was there. I started hitting I guess two weeks ago, so two weeks ago Monday, on some clay near my house. That's what I've done (laughter).

        Q. Just clay from two weeks ago?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, exactly.

        Q. Har-Tru or red clay?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Har-Tru. It's hard to find red clay in the United States, let alone California. I played the other tournaments on clay, Amelia, Charleston, so I was on clay for three weeks in early April. So that's what I've been doing.

        Q. In the grand scheme of things, it sounds like you really don't consider this a very important tournament.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: That's not true. I mean, I do consider this an important tournament. But, you know, unfortunately we do look long-term sometimes. I know this is going to be the most difficult for me to do well in. Balls here are heavy this year. The courts are playing slow. I mean, that's not exactly ideal conditions for me.

        But, you know, two weeks after this, we have Wimbledon. From there I go to Fed Cup. Then I have I think a week before all these tournaments in the States, then the US Open. I mean, at some point you have to take a break. So I decided to do that. Hopefully it keeps me playing longer.

        Do I think this is going to be by far the toughest one for me to win? Absolutely. Do I think spending a month in Europe before coming here is going to help me win? Not really.

        Q. Can you elaborate on thinking long-term, what that means.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: (Laughter).

        Q. You're using "long-term" more than you were a few minutes ago.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I am. I know. I really want to play if I can stay healthy, be doing well and be excited to play. That's kind of what my goals are. I have every intention of for sure finishing this year, then we'll see what happens.

        But for me long-term right now is through the US Open and hopefully the Fed Cup final in September. Then I'll take the rest of the year as it comes.

        Q. Getting back to he question about the lines. Do you think it would be fun for the fans or do you think it's more kind of a tripped up sort of thing that isn't appropriate for the dignity of the game?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think it would be fun for the fans. The other concern I had was when you are on a Stadium Court, the length you have to challenge, because obviously TV can replay it right away, and if you're waiting for reaction from the fans, reaction from some of the people in the sky boxes, that can sometimes affect it, like at the US Open.  

        But I think it would definitely bring the fans more involved. I do. And I think that for the most part a lot of players, you know, know how their balls are in and out, at least the balls you're playing. But I think it's just something that you have to get used to. And to start it up at a Grand Slam and only on the two highest show courts is a tough way for all players to get used to it fairly.

        Q. Are you playing doubles here?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, I'm not.

        Q. Is that a decision from the homestead?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's always a tough one to play doubles at. I mean, if I don't advance in the singles, I'd rather go home and not be around here for doubles. I plan on playing at Wimbledon. That's about it for now.

        Q. Could you talk a little bit about longevity. You look at Agassi, 58th Slam, record for the men. Some women have been in a lot more Slams. Amy Frazier is in her 65th.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Wow (smiling).

        Q. Can you talk about longevity.

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Yeah, I mean, for some players it comes easier than others. I mean, whatever player has been out here for, I mean, 14, 15 years, obviously you go through ups and downs and some injuries and stuff. But I think you're still out there because they love to play and they love the competition and everything that goes with tennis.

        But, I mean, Andre's obviously in a level all his own. He's been able to accomplish at his age now, his work ethic now, I mean, is insane. He's amazing.

        But, you know, I'm sure that if you look at him, he's had his years where he's done some different things to try and see what works best for him and makes him play, you know, better as he gets older.

        Q. What does it take for the body to go through 40, 50, 60 Slams?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Wow. I mean, I don't know. Men's is ridiculous. Three out of five sets, too, is just crazy. So, I mean, he's pretty much a physical specimen when you look at him. I don't know what he puts his body through, but it seems like a lot.

        Q. Do you find playing on clay more mentally exhausting than the other surfaces as well as physically?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I do, yeah. I mean, you definitely have to be prepared for five -- three, four, five more shots in a rally to come back and be willing to stay out there and be patient.

        You know, on grass court, you kind of know if you hit one good serve or one good shot, pretty much the point's over. So you have to be willing to fight a little bit longer in points and not be so impatient.

        You know, my game is definitely more keeping the points short and hard-hitting. So it takes a little more exertion for me to really play my best.

        Q. Is it not easy, the lifestyle here? Being far away from home?

        LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I'm much older now. I'm married. My husband cannot travel. It doesn't make much sense. I have some different priorities. Tennis is obviously on top, but being away for five to six weeks on time isn't part of our deal. I'm not going to do it.

        I think I've been rather successful since I've been married and how I've done things. Wasn't really a tough decision at all.

     

     



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