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Lindsay Davenport

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Lindsay Davenport - (USA) Residence: Laguna Beach, California, USA Birthdate: June 8, 1976 Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California, USA Height: 6' 2 1/2" (1.89 m) Weight: 175 lbs. (79 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (February 22, 1993) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 32 (includes one Olympic title) Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 29 Grand Slam titles: 3 singles, 3 doubles ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 0 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Scottsdale FINALIST: Sydney SEMIFINALIST: Australian Open QUARTERFINALIST: Indian Wells 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES FINALIST: Australian Open (w/Morariu) QUARTERFINALIST: Sydney (w/Morariu), Indian Wells (w/Morariu) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 AUSTRALIAN SF W SF SF 4r 4r QF QF 3r -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r QF SF 4r QF 4r 3r 1r -- -- WIMBLEDON -- F W QF 2r 2r 4r QF 3r -- -- UNITED STATES -- F SF W SF 4r 2r 3r 4r 2r 1r CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- 1r W F 1r QF 1r F -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- SF W W W -- QF -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (32): 2001 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Scottsdale; 2000 - Australian Open, Indian Wells, Linz, Philadelphia; 1999 - Wimbledon, Chase Championships, Sydney, Madrid, Stanford, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Philadelphia; 1998 - U.S. Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, Zurich; 1997 - Oklahoma City, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Atlanta, Zurich, Chicago; 1996 - Olympics, Strasbourg, Los Angeles; 1995 - Strasbourg; 1994 - Brisbane, Lucerne; 1993 - European Open CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (29): 2000 - Indian Wells (w/Morariu); 1999 - Wimbledon (w/Morariu), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Davenport), Stanford (w/Morariu), San Diego (w/Morariu); 1998 - Chase Championships (w/Zvereva), Indian Wells (w/Zvereva), German Open (w/Zvereva), Stanford (w/Zvereva), San Diego (w/Zvereva), Filderstadt (w/Zvereva); 1997 - U.S. Open (w/Novotna), Chase Championships (w/Novotna), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Zvereva), Indian Wells (w/Zvereva), Amelia Island (w/Novotna), German Open (w/Novotna), Stanford (w/Hingis); 1996 - Roland Garros (w/M.J. Fernandez), Chase Championships (w/M.J. Fernandez), Sydney (w/M.J.Fernandez), Los Angeles (w/Zvereva), Oakland (w/M.J. Fernandez); 1995 - Sydney (w/Novotna), Indian Wells (w/Raymond), Strasbourg (w/M.J. Fernandez), Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/M.J. Fernandez); 1994 - Indian Wells (w/Raymond), Oakland (w/Sanchez-Vicario) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST (4): 1997 - Wimbledon (w/Connell); 1996 - Wimbledon (w/Connell); 1995 - Australian Open (w/Connell), Wimbledon (w/Connell) ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: United States Fed Cup Team 1993-2000. United States Olympic Team 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Finalist at her first tournament of 2001 in Sydney, falling to No. 1 Martina Hingis 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 * Semifinalist at the 2001 Australian Open, marking the 11th time in her last 14 Grand Slam tournaments to reach at least the final four * Defeated world No. 1 Martina Hingis to capture her first title of 2001 at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and won her next tournament, Scottsdale, avenging her Australian Open loss to Jennifer Capriati * Ended 2000 in 11th place on the Open Era titles list with 30, after ending 1999 tied with Martina Hingis in 16th place with 26 * At 2000 Sydney, reached third consecutive tournament final and stretched her match winning streak to 11 before falling in the final; it was her fourth final in Sydney in six years * Earned third career Grand Slam singles title at 2000 Australian Open, ending world No. 1 Martina Hingis's 27-match, three-title winning streak at the tournament and becoming the first America-born woman to win there since Chris Evert in 1984 * Equaled her (then) career consecutive-finals streak of five at 2000 Scottsdale, where she came from behind to win earlier matches against Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati; the final was canceled due to two days of rain * At 2000 Scottsdale, became the seventh woman tennis player ever to cross the $10 million mark in career prize money * Set a personal best (at the time) by reaching a sixth consecutive final at 2000 Indian Wells, where she came back from down a set and 2-4 to defeat world No. 1 Martina Hingis; also won the doubles title * Reached seventh consecutive final at 2000 Miami and stretched her match winning streak to 21 before falling to Martina Hingis; by reaching the semifinals, regained the world No. 1 ranking; earned her 400th career match win in the third round * On April 17, 2000, became the fourth player since computer rankings began in 1977 to simultaneously hold the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, joining Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and Martina Hingis * Withdrew from 2000 Amelia Island and Hilton Head with a left ankle injury suffered in her semifinal win at 2000 Miami; suffered a lower back strain while warming up for her third-round match at 2000 Italian Open and withdrew from it and her next event, Madrid * Suffering from back spasms in the second set, lost in the first round of 2000 Roland Garros to Dominique Van Roost, becoming only the second No. 2 seed to lose in the first round of the tournament since 1925 and marking her first Grand Slam first-round loss in seven years * Reached the final at 2000 Wimbledon but was unable to defend her 1999 title, falling to Venus Williams; in the second round, won six straight games to rally from a 0-3 third-set deficit against Elena Likhovtseva; also captured wins over Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati * Reached her third Grand Slam final of the year at the 2000 U.S. Open, falling to Venus Williams; in the quarterfinals snapped a five-match losing streak to Serena Williams to avenge her 1999 loss there to her * Reached her seventh final of 2000 at Stanford, her third consecutive final at that tournament, including a semifinal win over Monica Seles, but fell in the final to Venus Williams * Finalist for an eighth time in 2000 in Los Angeles, falling to Serena Williams in a third-set tie-break; 10th final of 2000 came in Zurich, where she served for the match leading 5-4 in the third set against No. 1 Martina Hingis before falling * Suffered tendinitis in her left foot in a second-round win over Justine Henin at the 2000 Canadian Open, but retired due to the injury in her next match against Magdalena Maleeva, and withdrew from her second-round match at the 2000 Olympics and the following tournament in Tokyo [Princess Cup] due to the injury * Won 36 of 38 matches from September 1999 to May 2000, including a 21-match winning streak * Playing in 11th final of 2000, snapped a three-match losing streak to Venus Williams at Linz, halting Williams' 35-match, six-tournament winning streak, to win her third title of the year * Continued strong indoor season in 2000, reaching the Philadelphia final for a fourth straight year and winning second title there by snapping world No. 1 Martina Hingis's 15-match, three-tournament winning streak * Undefeated in Fed Cup play in 1999 and 2000, leading the United States to the title both years * Won second Grand Slam singles title at 1999 Wimbledon, defeating defending champion Jana Novotna in the quarterfinals and seven-time champion Steffi Graf in the final, becoming the third American-born woman to win Wimbledon in the Open Era; never lost her serve in the final; by reaching the semifinals, became the 17 woman to reach the semifinals of all four Grand Slams; has won titles on all four surfaces; also won the doubles title * Won the 1999 Chase Championships over No. 1 Martina Hingis to tie Hingis for the most singles titles in 1999 with seven and to sweep Hingis in all three of their 1999 meetings; through 1999, defeated Hingis in five of their last six meetings and in six of eight matches in 1998-99 * Won seven of the eight finals she reached in 1999; won more than 60 matches and earned over $2 million in prize money in 1999 for the second consecutive year * Lost just 10 games in four matches en route to the quarterfinals of the 1999 U.S. Open, where she saved two match points to defeat Mary Pierce and advance to the semifinals before falling in three sets to eventual champion Serena William * Withdrew from the 1999 Miami before her quarterfinal match with a sprained left wrist suffered during practice several days earlier; injury also caused her to withdraw from her next tournament, Hilton Head, and the first round of Fed Cup and Filderstadt and Zurich in the fall * Won fifth singles title of 1999 at Tokyo [Princess Cup], knocking off five-time champion Monica Seles in the final to end her three-year winning streak at the tournament; in the second round versus Anna Smashnova, did not lose a point on her serve * Reached the final at Philadelphia for a third straight year in 1999, winning it for the first time by defeating No. 1 Martina Hingis in the final and No. 3 Venus Williams in the semifinals 6-1, 6-2 * Her 12 consecutive straight-set wins in Grand Slam matches, from 1998 U.S. Open through the quarterfinals of the 1999 Australian Open, made her the most dominant player since Steffi Graf's 20 straight-set Grand Slam wins in 1988 and ties for fifth-best in the Open Era * Became the No. 1 ranked player in the world on October 12, 1998, the eighth player to capture the top ranking since the Sanex WTA TOUR rankings began in November 1975; became the third American-born player to be ranked No. 1 and first since Chris Evert in November 1985; ended Martina Hingis' reign at No. 1 at 80 weeks; in 1998, was the sixth player since 1975 to end the season ranked No. 1 and first American-born player since Evert in 1981 * Captured first Grand Slam singles title at the 1998 U.S. Open on her mother's birthday; defeated top seed and defending champion Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-5 in the final; did not drop a set in the tournament; the first American-born woman since Chris Evert in 1982 to win the U.S. Open and only the fourth American-born player to win in the Open Era; was the doubles runner-up * Won six titles in 1998, more than any other player; reached the finals of eight of her last 10 tournaments in 1998, winning five of them; through 1999, is one of 20 players to win five or more singles titles in one calendar year on the tour (since 1971) * Won first tournament played as the No. 1 player at 1998 Zurich; loss in the final of 2000 Zurich (to Martina Hingis) ended a 21-match winning streak in Switzerland that included four titles, one being the first in her career * In 1998, marked the sixth time in history of the tour for a player to win at least four North American hard court events in a single year (also accomplished by Graf (twice), Evert, Hingis and Navratilova), winning Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles (consecutively) and the U.S. Open; became first player to sweep the Stanford-San Diego-Los Angeles summer series and first to win three titles in one calendar month since Martina Navratilova in 1988 * Seeded ninth, defeated Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario for first time to capture the 1996 Olympic gold medal in singles; upset four higher seeds to win gold medal * With partner Mary Joe Fernandez, captured the 1996 Chase Championships, upsetting the world's top two teams; also with Fernandez, named the first-ever International Tennis Federation World Doubles Champions in 1996 * Has qualified for the season-ending Chase Championships as one of the best 16 players of the year seven consecutive seasons 1994-2000; won the title (defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis in the final) in 1999; reached the final in 1998 with a win over Steffi Graf in the semifinals before falling to Martina Hingis in four sets in the best-of-five-sets final; reached the final in her debut in 1994; has also qualified in doubles as one of the top eight teams five times, 1994, 1996-99, winning the title in 1996-98 * One week after turning pro, upset then-No. 5-ranked Gabriela Sabatini at 1993 Delray Beach * Elected to the 2000 Sanex WTA TOUR Players' Council * Voted by journalists as winner of the 2000 Prix Orange at Roland Garros as the friendliest and most approachable player on the tour; named the United States Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month in July 1999 for her Wimbledon singles and doubles victories; recipient of the 1998 and 1999 Sanex WTA TOUR Player of the Year and Diamond ACES awards, and the 1998 TENNIS Magazine Player of the Year award; 1998 ITF World Champion and Doubles World Champion with Natasha Zvereva; World Team Tennis Most Valuable Player in 1997; 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles World Champion with Jana Novotna; 1996 ITF Doubles World Champion with Mary Joe Fernandez; named by TENNIS magazine and World Team Tennis as 1993 Rookie of the Year; 1991 TENNIS Magazine Female Junior Player of the Year * In junior competition, won 1992 U.S. Open singles and doubles (w/Nicole London) and Australian Open doubles (w/London); finalist at 1992 Australian Open singles and Roland Garros doubles (w/Chanda Rubin) * A member of the USA Tennis Spokesteam * Coached by Robert Van't Hof since January 1996 * Began playing tennis at age 7 PERSONAL Father, Wink, vice president of an engineering company, participated in the 1968 Olympics; mother, Ann, is president of Southern California Volleyball Association; sister, Shannon, played volleyball at St. Mary's College; sister, Leiann, played volleyball at University of California-Irvine...Became an aunt for the first time in August 1997 when sister, Leiann, had a baby girl, Kennedy...Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School in June 1994...Likes alternative music...Has two dogs, both Rottweilers...Big fan of the New York Yankees and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim...favorite sports stars are Tiger Woods and Marion Jones...favorite actor is Kevin Spacey. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-2; 1999-2; 1998-1; 1997-3; 1996-9; 1995-12; 1994-6; 1993-20; 1992-159; 1991-339 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 1 (October 12, 1998-February 7, 1999; July 5-August 8, 1999; April 3-May 7, 2000; May 15-21, 2000)

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