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Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport (born June 8, 1976) is an American professional tennis player. She was born in Palos Verdes, California. She has won three Grand Slam tournaments: the 1998 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon, and the 2000 Australian Open. She also won the Olympic gold medal in 1996. Davenport was ranked the world's #1 women's singles player several times between 1998 and 2001.

Her game is built largely around her groundstrokes. Lack of court speed is perhaps her greatest weakness, though she has worked to overcome this by losing weight and overhauling her conditioning program.

She has a reputation amongst the tennis press, and thus much of the tennis-watching public, of being reasonably thoughtful, polite, and balanced, unlike some of her contemporaries. She is also known among fans and subject experts to be a good autograph signer. However, her relative lack of charisma (or, more likely, her less glamorous appearance than some others on the tour) has resulted in less attention being paid her than some contemporaries with inferior results.

Davenport married investment banker and former All-American tennis player Jon Leach, brother of tennis player Rick Leach, in 2003.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Lindsay Davenport Facts

OccupationTennis Player
BirthdayJune 8, 1976 (41)
SignGemini
BirthplacePalos Verdes, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.