Lindsay Davenport, a Californian native, was born in the summer of 1976. Coming from an athletic family with both parents highly involved in volleyball, Lindsay started playing tennis at the age of six. After a very successful ITF Junior career including a win at the US Open, and High School Graduation, Lindsay decided to turn pro in 1993, being rewarded with The Rookie of the Year by both Tennis Magazine and World Team Tennis.
Lindsay started to make a name for herself on the Pro Tour as she won three Grand Slam Titles in Doubles. Following her doubles success, Lindsay single’s career took off, and she’s now remembered and considered as one of the best players in tennis history. Over the span of her 17 years career, Lindsay played 7 Grand Slams Finals, including 3 Titles. Additionally, Davenport won the Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and played on the U.S. Fed Cup team for ten years (1993-2000, 2002, 2005, 2008), leading the Americans to titles in 1996, 1999, and 2000, compiling an impressive 26-3 record in singles and a 7-0 mark in doubles.
As a player who was ranked n1 in the World for 98 weeks and had 4 year-end ranking of n1 WTA (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005), Lindsay’s name is sitting next to Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Serena Williams, as one of only five tennis players to have ever achieved this. Her 55 singles titles are tied with Virginia Wade for seventh best in the Open era, and on February 22, 2006, she became just the eighth female player in Women’s Tennis Association history to win 700 matches - with a career record of 1140 wins, singles and doubles combined. Rewarding her outstanding career, Lindsay was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2014, joining the prestigious group of the best players in Tennis History.
Lindsay is today married and a mother of 4. After retiring, she stayed highly involved in tennis as she coached Madison Keys, Grand Slam Finalist and career high of n7 WTA, as well as became one of the best tennis commentators in the world.
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