Davenport had re-hired Adam Peterson as her coach, with whom she worked during her 2004–05 resurgence. In 2005, TENNIS Magazine ranked Davenport 29th in its list of the 40 greatest players of the tennis era. Davenport's year began with a runner-up finish in Sydney. Lindsay Davenport was born on June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California, USA as Lindsay Ann Davenport. Watch now: Tennis United Episode 14. However, she withdrew from the event when she learned that she was expecting her second child. Maria Sharapova vs Lindsay Davenport 2004 Wimbledon Semifinal Highlights Lindsay Davenport (Palos Verdes (Californië), 8 juni 1976) is een voormalig professioneel … She then lost to Monica Seles in the final at Los Angeles, after beating top-ranked Martina Hingis in the semifinals. She qualified for the 1993 Australian Open, reaching the third round before falling to Mary Pierce.  She was a thirteen-time grand slam finalist in doubles, but Davenport did not feel comfortable playing at the net in singles until her increased speed allowed her to approach more quickly to the net in order to create easier volleys. The two also won the tournament in Oakland and the year-end Chase Championships together. She was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open. In her first clay-court tournament since 2005, Davenport reached the semifinals of the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, where she defaulted her match with Sharapova before it began, due to illness. Davenport also announced her intention to play doubles at two tournaments in the American hard-court season. , She won the women's singles in the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 1990.. 162. Van Roost again beat her at The Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne. Davenport started 1999 by winning the Sydney singles final and reaching the Australian Open singles semifinal, before losing to Amélie Mauresmo. 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. 3 Maria Sharapova, 6–0, 6–0. At Wimbledon, Davenport and Raymond, the fourth seeded team, were upset in the first round. Voted by the International Tennis Writers Association as a joint winner of the 2004 women's Ambassador for Tennis award. Davenport began her clay-court season by winning the tournament in Amelia Island, Florida. This Wimbledon I've had to fight a lot harder, come back in a few situations and matches, really hang in there. This raised her ranking to world no. After Wimbledon, Davenport won the singles and doubles titles in Stanford and won San Diego in doubles with Morariu over Serena and Venus Williams in the final, the only doubles final the sisters have ever lost in their playing careers. She had a rapid growth spurt — about six inches in two years — which affected her coordination, but did not hinder her performance. Davenport briefly lost the no. . 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. Noted for her powerful and consistent groundstrokes, Davenport won a total of 55 WTA Tour singles titles, including three Grand Slam titles (one each at the Australian Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open), the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the WTA Championships. Davenport was scheduled to play the Fortis Championships Luxembourg in October, but withdrew before the start of the tournament. At the year-end Chase Championships, Davenport lost to Monica Seles, after holding seven match points, her third loss to Seles, having a match point opportunity on all three occasions. Het toernooi werd gespeeld in de All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club te Wimbledon.. Belangrijkste uitslagen. Davenport eventually defeated Mauresmo and faced 14th-seeded Venus Williams in an all-American final. In doubles, Davenport was the runner-up in Sydney with Natasha Zvereva and at the Australian Open with Lisa Raymond. The only Grand Slam she didn’t win was the French Open; in 1998 she was a semi-finalist there, but ultimately lost out to Spanish champion, Arantxa Sanchex Vicario. Davenport once again lost to Venus in the Stanford final and to Serena Williams in the Los Angeles final. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975; the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. De Amerikaanse Venus Williams won het toernooi voor de eerste keer door in de finale haar landgenote Lindsay Davenport met 6-3 en 7-6 te verslaan.. Zie Wimbledon 2000 … Davenport then won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, defeating Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinal and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final. Davenport's next tournament championship was at Wimbledon. She also 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.. She was the runner-up at tournaments in Amelia Island, Florida, Los Angeles, and New Haven. While Davenport's first play dated back to 1991, she officially became a professional two years after her first professional-level matches. Davenport won the titles in Zürich and Chicago, before losing the Philadelphia final to Hingis in a third set tie-break. In December 1994, Davenport hired Craig Kardon as her coach.. Very, very hard. 1 ranking from Sharapova the following week. In the quarterfinals of that tournament, Davenport defeated Venus Williams for the fourth consecutive time. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.. Pete Sampras won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Pat … ATP & WTA Venus Williams head to head tennis search. Date, however, turned the tables at the French Open, defeating Davenport in the fourth round. In Zürich, Davenport saved two match points while defeating Daniela Hantuchová. Davenport's second singles title of the year was at Madrid where she defeated lucky loser Paola Suárez in the final. Davenport's second tournament was in Beijing, where she defeated fourth-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinals, before losing to Janković in the semifinals. She has been married to Jonathan Leach since April 25, 2003.  Two events later, at the Indian Wells, California tournament, Davenport again defeated Hingis and won the doubles title with Morariu over Anna Kournikova and Natasha Zvereva in the final. In 2007, she gave birth to a son in Newport Beach, California. 2007 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Comeback Player of the Year. This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 06:56. It was announced on June 30, 2009 that Davenport had given birth to a baby girl.. En route to the title, Davenport defeated third ranked Jelena Janković, among others. At Wimbledon, Davenport lost to Denisa Chládková in the second round. While her two older sisters, Leiann and Shannon, played volleyball, she started playing tennis at age six. First set: 1-0 Davenport breaks the Williams serve to 15. On July 18, 2007, Davenport announced that she would return to the WTA Tour. At the US Open, Davenport was seeded 23rd and lost to 12th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the third round. ATP & WTA Monica Seles head to head tennis search. She retired from the match because of a back injury sustained before the match started. 73 in the WTA rankings. She has achieved the No. View the full player profile, include bio, stats and results for Lindsay Davenport. 1 ranking in doubles as well. , Davenport's apparel on court was manufactured by Nike. At the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Davenport and Zvereva beat Hingis and Jana Novotná, to whom they had lost in three of the four 1998 Grand Slam doubles finals. Monica Seles vs Lindsay Davenport all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. Davenport won titles in San Diego, Stanford, and Los Angeles. Venus Williams vs Lindsay Davenport all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. She returned in Los Angeles, losing a second-round match to Samantha Stosur. W x1 2000 Roland Garros. Davenport and Zvereva lost to Hingis and Lučić again in the Tokyo final, and then won both Indian Wells and Berlin, both times defeating Alexandra Fusai and Nathalie Tauziat in the final. Davenport took a break from competitive tennis in late 2006 and much of 2007 to have a baby. MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Davenport also won the doubles title at Wimbledon with Corina Morariu, defeating Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova in the final. Davenport won Filderstadt, and then the year-end doubles championship with Zvereva, defeating Fusai and Tauziat in three sets. In that match, Davenport sustained a serious back injury while leading 4–2 (40–15) in the final set, although she acknowledged after the match that the injury did not cause her defeat and that Williams was the superior mentally strong player on the day. She missed the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. " Davenport has been described as one of the cleanest ball-strikers in WTA history, and had a reputation as one of the tour's hardest hitters. Lindsay. She returned to the tour at the Stanford tournament. She upset Arantxa Sánchez Vicario at the Chase Championships by serving her all love games, then helped the United States win the 2000 Fed Cup over Spain.  To close the year, Davenport won two additional singles and the Chase Championships with a victory over Hingis in the final. At the remaining Grand Slam tournaments of the year, she lost in the French Open fourth round, the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and the US Open semifinals. , Davenport is a baseline player, and her game was built largely around her groundstrokes, including her two-handed backhand, and serve, which she hits with excellent placement and at its best was called "rock solid". , When Davenport was 14, she joined the United States Tennis Association junior national team. She was a semifinalist at the Australian Open, a semifinalist at Wimbledon, and a quarterfinalist at the US Open. Davenport also teamed with Lisa Raymond to win the doubles title. She became the first American-born woman to win the U.S. Open since Chris Evert in 1982.. In other tournaments, Davenport and Raymond won in Indian Wells, and Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez won in Tokyo (the non-Tier I tournament) and Strasbourg.  Davenport was born to an athletic family. The win assured Davenport of recapturing the world no. At her first tournament, she partnered with Lisa Raymond in the doubles competition at New Haven, where they lost in the first round to top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber. Along the way, she defeated qualifier and future four-times French Open champion Justine Henin in the second round. At the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, Davenport was again upset, this time in the second round by Zina Garrison Jackson. It was a cold and rainy day at Wimbledon on July 4th, 1999. Davenport then reached the semifinals at Indian Wells, California and Miami and won the title in Lucerne. Davenport then won Zürich and lost to 17th-ranked Graf in Philadelphia despite attaining the no. Venus Williams became Wimbledon champion for the third time with an epic win over Lindsay Davenport in the longest-ever women's final. She also had the most match wins on the WTA Tour, with 63. 1 doubles player Liezel Huber, lost in the women's doubles quarterfinals. In the final, Davenport defeated sixth seeded Patty Schnyder for her fourth title in Zürich and her sixth title of 2005, second only to Clijsters's nine. Head To Head. 1, joining Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert as the only female players to end a year ranked first at least four times. Hingis defeated Davenport in the Miami final. World Team Tennis announced that Davenport would not be able to compete for the season because she was pregnant with her third child. (Getty Images) As Wimbledon comes to a close, we're counting … At the 2011 French Open she won the Women's Legends Doubles event with partner Martina Hingis. Davenport lost to eventual runner-up Mary Pierce. Davenport teamed with Nicole Arendt to reach the French Open semifinals, where they lost to the top seeded team of Novotná and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. Venus Williams vs Lindsay Davenport 2003 Wimbledon Quarterfinal Highlights  Gabriela Sabatini said that, "[Lindsay] likes to hit the ball hard into the corner. 99, but lost to 7th-ranked and future doubles partner Mary Joe Fernandez. On clay, Davenport won the tournament in Strasbourg on her first attempt, defeating Kimiko Date in the final. Davenport a câștigat în 3 turnee Grand-Slam, la US Open 1998, Wimbledon 1999, a pierdut în semifinala Australian Open 2000, contra lui Steffi Graf.Ea a mai câștigat medalia de aur la Jocurile Olimpice de vară din 1996.Lindsay Davenport a fost de mai multe ori sportiva numărul 1 la tenis, simplu și dublu între anii 1998 - 2001. Davenport's last competitive match before the December announcement of her pregnancy was a quarterfinal loss in Beijing to top-ranked Mauresmo. , Lindsay Davenport is the daughter of Wink Davenport, who was a member of the U.S. volleyball team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and Ann Davenport, the president of the Southern California Volleyball Association. The 2000 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. At Wimbledon, Davenport reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal. Mar 2000 Scottsdale Women's Tennis Classic, USA Hard Martina Hingis N/A Win 28. Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport fought tooth and nail for the elusive Wimbledon title. Mannenenkelspel Finale: Pete Sampras (Verenigde Staten) won van Patrick Rafter (Australië) met 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 Davenport won San Diego and Stanford with Zvereva and lost in the US Open doubles final. Davenport won the first professional tournament she entered in Brisbane, Australia. Davenport's doubles success in 1993 was a 17–16 record while she reached the top 100 in doubles rankings. In April, she won the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida for the third time, defeating Silvia Farina Elia in the final. After winning in Atlanta, Davenport reached her first grand slam semifinal at the US Open, losing again to Hingis. After the loss at the US Open, Davenport captured the title in Bali without dropping a set, and subsequently qualified for the WTA Tour Championships. 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