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Lindsay DAVENPORT
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Lindsay DAVENPORT

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Who would have guessed how nervous she got before hitting the court that she would lose 6-0, 6-0?

Despite her imposing stature (6'2") and her power, Lindsay Davenport suffered from a lack of self-confidence for a long time. But in 1995, the 19-year old Californian crossed paths with Billy Jean King, who was captain of the American Fed Cup team. King became a source of inspiration for the aspiring young talent, who began to ramp up her skills. In 1998, her work paid off with her first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open and the world  number one ranking. Two other major titles followed in 1999 (Wimbledon) and 2000 (Australian Open). However, she never made it to the finals at Roland-Garros. After knee surgery, Davenport's rise was put on hold as she spent 2002 far from the courts. In her time off she got married, then made a comeback, reaching the world number one spot again in 2005. In 2007, she took another break, this time to give birth to the first of her four children. Though overjoyed with her family, she loved the sport too much. Three months after delivering her baby, she came back and won in Bali! In late 2008, she announced she was expecting a second  child. The time had come for retirement. Now a respected television commentator, Lindsay Davenport believes in herself. With two different careers to prove it. Bravo!

 

 

palmares

Titles

55

Finals

38

Higher ranking

1

WTA Singles, 12/10/1998

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (1): 2000
  • Wimbledon (1): 1999
  • U.S. Open (1): 1998

finals

  • Australian Open (1): 2005
  • Wimbledon (2): 2000, 2005
  • U.S. Open (1): 2000

others

victories

  • Fed Cup (3): 1996, 1999, 2000
  • Masters (1): 1999
  • Gold medal, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

finals

  • Fed Cup (2): 1994, 1995
  • Masters (3): 1994, 1998, 2001