111 Facts About Lindsay Davenport


Lindsay Ann Davenport Leach was born on June 8,1976 and is an American former professional tennis player.

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Lindsay Davenport won 38 WTA Tour doubles titles, including three major titles, and three Tour Finals.

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Lindsay Davenport amassed career-earnings of $22,166,338; currently eighth in the all-time rankings among female tennis players and formerly first, prior to being surpassed by Serena Williams in January 2009.

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Lindsay Davenport was coached for most of her career by Robert Van't Hof.

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Lindsay Davenport was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Lindsay Davenport is the daughter of Wink Davenport, who was a member of the US volleyball team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and the former Ann L Jeberjahn, the president of the Southern California Volleyball Association.

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Lindsay Davenport was coached by Robert Lansdorp, who had previously coached Tracy Austin.

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Lindsay Davenport attended Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California.

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When Lindsay Davenport was 14, she joined the United States Tennis Association junior national team.

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Lindsay Davenport had a rapid growth spurt — about six inches in two years — which affected her coordination, but did not hinder her performance.

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Lindsay Davenport excelled at junior level competitions and swept the singles and doubles titles at the National Girls' 18s and Clay Court Championships in 1991 and won the Junior US Open in '92.

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Lindsay Davenport won the women's singles in the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 1990.

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Lindsay Davenport reached the third round at the 1993 Australian Open doubles competition with Chanda Rubin.

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Later that year, Lindsay Davenport won her first Tier III title at the European Open where she beat Nicole Bradtke in three sets in the finals.

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Lindsay Davenport won the first professional tournament she entered in Brisbane, Australia.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the semifinals at Indian Wells, California and Miami and won the title in Lucerne.

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In doubles, Lindsay Davenport won Indian Wells with Lisa Raymond and reached the French Open doubles final with Raymond, where they lost to Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva.

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Lindsay Davenport teamed with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to win the title in Oakland, defeating Gigi Fernandez and Martina Navratilova in the final.

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Lindsay Davenport started the year by reaching the final of the tournament in Sydney, where she lost to Gabriela Sabatini.

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Lindsay Davenport again reached the Australian Open quarterfinals and the following week, lost to Kimiko Date in the final of the tournament in Tokyo.

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On clay, Lindsay Davenport won the tournament in Strasbourg on her first attempt, defeating Kimiko Date in the final.

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At Wimbledon, Lindsay Davenport was upset in the fourth round by Mary Joe Fernandez.

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At the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, Lindsay Davenport was again upset, this time in the second round by Zina Garrison Jackson.

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Lindsay Davenport teamed with Nicole Arendt to reach the French Open semifinals, where they lost to the top seeded team of Novotna and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the semifinals of the tournament in Indian Wells, California, where she lost to Steffi Graf.

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On clay, Lindsay Davenport won the Strasbourg tournament and reached the French Open quarterfinals, losing to Conchita Martinez.

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Lindsay Davenport then won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, defeating Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinal and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the final.

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In doubles, Lindsay Davenport teamed with Mary Joe Fernandez to win the tournament in Sydney, before losing in the final of the Australian Open to Chanda Rubin and Sanchez Vicario.

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Lindsay Davenport partnered with Zvereva to win the tournament in Los Angeles.

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Lindsay Davenport lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Kimberly Po.

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Lindsay Davenport then won the tournaments in Oklahoma City and Indian Wells, California for the first time in her career.

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Lindsay Davenport began her clay-court season by winning the tournament in Amelia Island, Florida.

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Lindsay Davenport then lost to Monica Seles in the final at Los Angeles, after beating top-ranked Martina Hingis in the semifinals.

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Lindsay Davenport won the titles in Zurich and Chicago, before losing the Philadelphia final to Hingis in a third set tie-break.

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In doubles, Lindsay Davenport was the runner-up in Sydney with Natasha Zvereva and at the Australian Open with Lisa Raymond.

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Lindsay Davenport started 1998 by reaching the singles semifinals of the Australian Open, which was her second consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinal.

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At the tournament in Tokyo, Lindsay Davenport, ranked second, defeated Martina Hingis, ranked first, in the final.

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Lindsay Davenport then lost in the Indian Wells, California, final to Hingis, after defeating Steffi Graf, and in Miami, she fell in the quarterfinals to Anna Kournikova.

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At the French Open, Lindsay Davenport defeated defending champion Iva Majoli in the quarterfinals, before losing to Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the semifinals.

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Lindsay Davenport became the first American-born woman to win the US Open since Chris Evert in 1982.

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Lindsay Davenport finished the year with a loss to Hingis in the final of the Chase Championships.

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In doubles, Lindsay Davenport reached the final of the 1998 Australian Open with Natasha Zvereva, where they lost to the wildcard team of Hingis and Mirjana Lucic.

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Lindsay Davenport won San Diego and Stanford with Zvereva and lost in the US Open doubles final.

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Lindsay Davenport won Filderstadt, and then the year-end doubles championship with Zvereva, defeating Fusai and Tauziat in three sets.

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In 1998, Lindsay Davenport reached all four Grand Slam doubles finals with Zvereva, losing to teams that included Hingis all four times.

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Lindsay Davenport started 1999 by winning the Sydney singles final and reaching the Australian Open singles semifinal, before losing to Amelie Mauresmo.

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Lindsay Davenport teamed with Natasha Zvereva to reach the doubles final, before losing to Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova.

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Lindsay Davenport won the doubles title at Wimbledon with Corina Morariu, defeating Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova in the final.

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Lindsay Davenport lost the US Open semifinal to eventual champion Serena Williams.

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Lindsay Davenport started the year by losing the Sydney singles final against Amelie Mauresmo.

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Two events later, at the Indian Wells, California tournament, Lindsay Davenport again defeated Hingis and won the doubles title with Morariu over Anna Kournikova and Natasha Zvereva in the final.

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At the French Open, Lindsay Davenport was upset by the 22nd-ranked Dominique Van Roost in three sets in the first round.

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Lindsay Davenport reached the Wimbledon final, where she was beaten by Venus Williams.

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Lindsay Davenport lost to Venus in the Stanford final and to Serena Williams in the Los Angeles final.

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Lindsay Davenport was at least a quarterfinalist in all seventeen of her singles events.

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Lindsay Davenport won seven singles titles, with victories in Tokyo, Scottsdale, Eastbourne, Los Angeles, Filderstadt, Zurich, and Linz.

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Lindsay Davenport was a semifinalist at the Australian Open, a semifinalist at Wimbledon, and a quarterfinalist at the US Open.

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Lindsay Davenport lost in the Australian Open doubles final with Morariu to Venus and Serena Williams.

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Lindsay Davenport teamed with Lisa Raymond to win the doubles titles in Filderstadt and Zurich.

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Lindsay Davenport missed the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the semifinals of the Tier I San Diego tournament, where she lost to Venus Williams.

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Lindsay Davenport then lost to Venus in New Haven and to Serena Williams in the US Open semifinals.

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Lindsay Davenport reached two more finals during 2002, losing in Moscow to Magdalena Maleeva and in Zurich to Patty Schnyder.

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At the year-end Chase Championships, Lindsay Davenport lost to Monica Seles, after holding seven match points, her third loss to Seles, having a match point opportunity on all three occasions.

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Lindsay Davenport started the year by hiring Rick Leach as her coach, but this association lasted only a short time.

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Lindsay Davenport reached the final of the tournament in Sydney, where she lost to Kim Clijsters.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, where she lost to Justine Henin.

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Lindsay Davenport then won in Tokyo and lost in the Indian Wells, California final to Clijsters.

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Lindsay Davenport was the runner-up at tournaments in Amelia Island, Florida, Los Angeles, and New Haven.

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Lindsay Davenport won a tour-high seven titles, including four straight during the summer.

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Lindsay Davenport finished the year ranked first for the third time in her career.

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Lindsay Davenport defeated Venus and Serena Williams for the first time since 2000, which she said instilled belief in her that she could win more Grand Slam tournaments.

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Lindsay Davenport's success continued into 2005, when she reached her first Grand Slam final, at the Australian Open, since the 2000 US Open; she fell to Serena Williams in three sets.

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Lindsay Davenport bypassed the European clay-court season and went to the French Open without having played a professional competitive match for weeks.

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Lindsay Davenport confounded expectations with a run to the quarterfinals on her least favourite surface, including a come-from-behind victory over Kim Clijsters in the fourth round.

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At Wimbledon, Lindsay Davenport was the top seed and made it easily to the fourth round, where she was tested again by Clijsters, but came through in three sets to win her second successive match against the Belgian.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the semifinals, where her match against Amelie Mauresmo was interrupted by rain and was completed over the course of two days.

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Lindsay Davenport eventually defeated Mauresmo and faced 14th-seeded Venus Williams in an all-American final.

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Lindsay Davenport then reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, where she held a match point on Elena Dementieva, before falling in the third set tie-break.

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Lindsay Davenport then won the title in Filderstadt, defeating Mauresmo in the final for the second consecutive year.

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In Zurich, Lindsay Davenport saved two match points while defeating Daniela Hantuchova.

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On February 22,2006, Lindsay Davenport became just the eighth woman in WTA history to win 700 singles matches, when she handed out her fourth career "double bagel", defeating Elena Likhovtseva in the second round of the Dubai tournament.

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Lindsay Davenport returned in Los Angeles, losing a second-round match to Samantha Stosur.

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Lindsay Davenport attributed the loss to her having resumed training only three weeks prior to the start of the tournament.

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Lindsay Davenport returned to singles competition in Bali, where she won her first title since 2005, defeating Daniela Hantuchova in the final.

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En route to the title, Lindsay Davenport defeated third ranked Jelena Jankovic, among others.

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Lindsay Davenport won the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, the first WTA tour event of the year.

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Lindsay Davenport was the only player in the WTA top 100 that had fewer than 10 tournaments counting towards her world ranking.

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On January 14,2008, Lindsay Davenport surpassed Steffi Graf in career prize money earned on the women's tour, garnering a total of US$21,897,501.

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Lindsay Davenport tied Virginia Wade for seventh place on the list of most singles titles won during the open era.

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Lindsay Davenport retired from the match because of a back injury sustained before the match started.

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At Wimbledon, Lindsay Davenport was seeded 25th, won her first-round match, and then withdrew from the tournament because of a right knee injury.

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At the US Open, Lindsay Davenport was seeded 23rd and lost to 12th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the third round.

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Lindsay Davenport announced her intention to play in the 2009 Australian Open in January, ending speculation that she would be retiring from the sport.

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Lindsay Davenport announced her intention to play doubles at two tournaments in the American hard-court season.

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Lindsay Davenport followed this with the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open, again with Huber.

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Lindsay Davenport went on to win the Wimbledon Invitational Doubles event, partnering with Hingis.

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Lindsay Davenport has played 11 seasons with World TeamTennis starting in 1993 when she debuted in the league with the Sacramento Capitals and proceeded to win three championships with the team in 1997,1998 and 2007.

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Lindsay Davenport played with the St Louis Aces in 2001,2010 and 2011; New York Buzz in 2002; Newport Beach Breakers 2003 and 2008; Sacramento Capitals in 1993,1997,1998 and 2007 and the Orange County Breakers in 2012.

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Lindsay Davenport won multiple league honors during her WTT career including Female MVP 1997 and 2010; Women's Singles scoring leader 1997,1998; Female Rookie of the Year 1993; Mixed Doubles scoring leader 1998.

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Lindsay Davenport was an aggressive baseliner, whose game was built around her powerful serve and groundstrokes, which were used to dominate play, and hit winners both crosscourt and down-the-line.

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Lindsay Davenport has been described as one of the cleanest ball strikers in WTA history, as well as one of the most powerful; in 2021, Serena Williams described Lindsay Davenport in retrospect as the "hardest" hitter she had ever faced, and the most "powerful" player of all time.

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Lindsay Davenport possessed powerful and effective kick and slice serves, which she deployed as second serves; these prevented double faults, and allowed her to dictate play from a defensive position.

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Lindsay Davenport was a thirteen-time grand slam finalist in doubles, although she typically only approached the net in singles matches to retrieve short balls, or to finish a point when she had created an opportunity to attack with her powerful overhead smash.

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Lindsay Davenport was endorsed by Nike for clothing, shoes, and on-court apparel.

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Lindsay Davenport was endorsed by Wilson for racquets throughout her career, typically utilising a racquet from the Wilson Hammer range.

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Lindsay Davenport became the coach of Madison Keys prior to the commencement of the 2015 season.

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Lindsay Davenport married Jon Leach, a Merrill Lynch investment banker and former University of Southern California All-American tennis player, on April 25,2003, in Hawaii.

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Lindsay Davenport took a break from competitive tennis in late 2006 and much of 2007 to have a baby.

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Lindsay Davenport gave birth to a daughter in 2009 in Newport Beach, California.

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Lindsay Davenport owns homes in the Irvine, California, neighborhood of Shady Canyon, in Laguna Beach, California, and in Kona, Hawaii.

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