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Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport
Full name Lindsay Ann Davenport
Country  United States
Residence Laguna Beach, California
Born (1976-06-08) June 8, 1976
Palos Verdes, California
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Turned pro February 22, 1993
Retired 2010 (unofficial retirement)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Robert Lansdorp
Craig Kardon (1994–1995)
Robert Van't Hof (1995–2003)
Rick Leach (2003–?)[1]
Adam Petersen (2006–2010)
Prize money


Int. Tennis HOF 2014 (member page)
Career record 753–194 (79.5%)
Career titles 55
Highest ranking No. 1 (October 12, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2000)
French Open SF (1998)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (1998)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1999)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (1996)
Career record 387–116
Career titles 38 (1 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 1 (October 20, 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005)
French Open W (1996)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (1997)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (1996, 1999, 2000)
Hopman Cup W (2004)
Last updated on: December 4, 2012.
Olympic medal record
Women's tennis
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1996 Atlanta Women's singles

Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions. Since 1975, she is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005); the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams who most recently completed the feat (2002, 2009, 2013, 2014).

Davenport was coached for most of her career by Robert Van't Hof. In 2005, TENNIS Magazine ranked her as the 29th-best player of the preceding 40 years. Davenport was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.[3]


  • Early life 1
  • Playing style 2
  • Career 3
    • 1991–1993 3.1
    • 1994 3.2
    • 1995 3.3
    • 1996 3.4
    • 1997 3.5
    • 1998 3.6
    • 1999 3.7
    • 2000 3.8
    • 2001 3.9
    • 2002 3.10
    • 2003 3.11
    • 2004 3.12
    • 2005 3.13
    • 2006 3.14
    • 2007 3.15
    • 2008 3.16
    • 2009 3.17
    • 2010 3.18
    • 2011 3.19
  • Equipment and endorsements 4
  • Personal life 5
  • Records 6
  • Awards and accomplishments 7
  • Career statistics 8
    • Grand Slam tournament finals 8.1
      • Singles: 7 finals (3 titles, 4 runner-ups) 8.1.1
      • Doubles: 13 finals (3 titles, 10 runner-ups) 8.1.2
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Early life

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.[4][5] Davenport was born to an athletic family. While her two older sisters, Leiann and Shannon, played volleyball,[6] she started playing tennis at age six. She was coached by Robert Lansdorp, who had coached Tracy Austin before.[5] She attended Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. At age 16, her family moved to Murrieta, California, where she attended Murrieta Valley High School, and she began to work with Lynne Rolley and Robert Van't Hof.[7][8]

When Davenport was 14, she jointed the United States Tennis Association junior national team. She had a rapid growth spurt — about six inches in two years — which affected her coordination, but did not hinder her performance. She 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 U.S. Open in '92.[9]

Playing style

Davenport is a baseline player,[10] and her game was built largely around her groundstrokes,[8] including her two-handed backhand, and serve, which she hits with excellent placement and at its best was called "rock solid".[11] Gigi Fernández once remarked that Davenport has developed "a forehand as good as Steffi Graf's."[9] Davenport had a reputation as one of the tour's hardest hitters.[9][12] Gabriela Sabatini said that, "[Lindsay] likes to hit the ball hard into the corner. Very, very hard."[13] Her lack of court speed and mobility was her greatest weakness[14] until she overhauled her conditioning program and lost 30 pounds beginning in 1995, and became mentally stronger.[5][10] A thirteen-time grand slam finalist, in doubles, Davenport did not feel comfortable playing at the net in singles[15] until her increased speed allowed her to approach the net and volley more quickly.



While Davenport's first play dated back to 1991, she officially became a professional two years after her first professional-level matches. Davenport's doubles success in 1993 was a 17–16 record while she reached the top 100 in doubles rankings. She reached the third round at the 1993 Australian Open doubles competition with Chanda Rubin. Davenport entered the top 20, despite coming into her first tournament that year ranked no. 162. She qualified for the 1993 Australian Open, reaching the third round before falling to Mary Pierce. At the Indian Wells Masters, Davenport reached the quarterfinals ranked no. 99, but lost to 7th-ranked and future doubles partner Mary Joe Fernandez. Later that year, Davenport won her first Tier III title at the European Open where she beat Nicole Bradtke in three sets in the finals. She reached the third round at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, and at the 1993 US Open, the American reached the fourth round ranked no. 24. 1993 is also notable because it was the one time she faced Martina Navratilova, falling in three sets, 6–1 3–6 5–7, in the Oakland semifinals.


Davenport won the first tournament she entered in Brisbane, Australia. At the Australian Open, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, defeating no. 5 Mary Joe Fernandez in the fourth round, before losing in the quarterfinals to top-ranked Steffi Graf. Davenport then reached the semifinals at Indian Wells, California and Miami and won the title in Lucerne. At Wimbledon, Davenport reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal. Ranked ninth, Davenport defeated tenth ranked Gabriela Sabatini, before losing to third ranked Conchita Martínez, who went on to win the tournament. In November, she reached her first WTA Tour Championship final, losing to Sabatini.

In doubles, Davenport won Indian Wells with Lisa Raymond and reached the French Open doubles final with Raymond, where they lost to Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva. Davenport teamed with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario to win the title in Oakland, defeating Gigi Fernández and Martina Navratilova in the final.

In December 1994, Davenport hired Craig Kardon as her coach.[16]


Davenport started the year by reaching the final of the tournament in Sydney, where she lost to Gabriela Sabatini. Davenport again reached the Australian Open quarterfinals and the following week, lost to Kimiko Date in the final of the tournament in Tokyo.

On clay, Davenport won the tournament in Strasbourg on her first attempt, defeating Kimiko Date in the final. Date, however, turned the tables at the French Open, defeating Davenport in the fourth round.

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

In doubles, Davenport and Jana Novotná started the year by winning the tournament in Sydney. Davenport and Lisa Raymond then lost in the Australian Open semifinals to the top seeded team of Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva. 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. At Wimbledon, Davenport and Raymond, the fourth seeded team, were upset in the first round. At the US Open, Davenport and Raymond were again the fourth seeded team and were upset in the third round by fifteenth seeded Lori McNeil and Helena Suková. 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.

After her one-year contract with Kardon had ended, Davenport appointed Robert Van't Hof as her full-time coach.[7]


Davenport's year began with a runner-up finish in Sydney. She was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open. Davenport then reached the semifinals of the tournament in Indian Wells, California, where she lost to Steffi Graf.

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

During the summer, Davenport won the tournament in Los Angeles, defeating Graf for the first time in her career in the semifinals, before defeating Anke Huber in the final. Davenport then won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, defeating Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinal and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final.

In doubles, 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 Sánchez Vicario. Davenport and Fernandez then won the French Open doubles title, defeating Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva in the final. The two also won the tournament in Oakland and the year-end Chase Championships together. Davenport partnered with Zvereva to win the tournament in Los Angeles.


Davenport lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Kimberly Po. She then won the tournaments in Oklahoma City and Indian Wells, California for the first time in her career.

Davenport began her clay-court season by winning the tournament in Amelia Island, Florida. However, she lost to Iva Majoli, the eventual champion, in the fourth round at the French Open, despite being up a set and 4–0 in the second set.

At Los Angeles, after beating top-ranked Martina Hingis in the semifinals. After winning in Atlanta, Davenport reached her first grand slam semifinal at the US Open, losing again to Hingis. Davenport won the titles in Zürich and Chicago, before losing the Philadelphia final to Hingis in a third set tie-break.

In doubles, Davenport was the runner-up in Sydney with Natasha Zvereva and at the Australian Open with Lisa Raymond. She won the US Open with Czech partner Jana Novotná. Davenport's other doubles titles were in Tokyo, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, and Berlin.


Davenport started 1998 by reaching the singles semifinals of the Los Angeles.

Davenport's next victory on tour was her first Grand Slam singles title at the 1998 US Open, defeating fifth-ranked Venus Williams in the semifinals and top-ranked Hingis in the final. She became the first American-born woman to win the U.S. Open since Chris Evert in 1982.[17]

Davenport then won Zürich and lost to 17th-ranked Graf in Philadelphia despite attaining the no. 1 ranking.[18] Davenport finished the year with a loss to Hingis in the final of the Chase Championships .

In doubles, Davenport reached the final of the 1998 Australian Open with Natasha Zvereva, where they lost to the wildcard team of Hingis and Mirjana Lučić. 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 and Zvereva then lost to Hingis and Jana Novotná in the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open doubles finals. Davenport won San Diego and Stanford with Zvereva and lost in the US Open doubles final. Davenport won Filderstadt, and then the year-end doubles championship with Zvereva, defeating Fusai and Tauziat in three sets. In 1998, Davenport reached all four Grand Slam doubles finals with Zvereva, losing to teams that included Hingis all four times.


Davenport started 1999 by winning the Sydney singles final and reaching the Australian Open singles semifinal, before losing to Amélie Mauresmo. She teamed with Natasha Zvereva to reach the doubles final, before losing to Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova.

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. Davenport's second singles title of the year was at Madrid where she defeated lucky loser Paola Suárez in the final.

At Roland Garros, she reached the quarter-finals losing to Steffi Graf. Along the way, she defeated qualifier and future four-times French Open champion Justine Henin in the second round. Davenport's next tournament championship was at Wimbledon. In the final, she defeated Steffi Graf in Graf's last career Grand Slam match. Davenport also won the doubles title at Wimbledon with Corina Morariu, defeating Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova in the final.

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 lost the US Open semifinal to eventual champion Serena Williams.[19] To close the year, Davenport won two additional singles and the Chase Championships with a victory over Hingis in the final.


Davenport started the year by winning the Sydney singles final against Amélie Mauresmo.

Her next event was the 2000 Australian Open, which she won in singles without the loss of a set. Seeded second, Davenport defeated top-seeded Martina Hingis in the final.[20] She and Corina Morariu lost in the doubles semifinals to Hingis and Mary Pierce.[20] 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. Hingis defeated Davenport in the Miami final.

At the French Open, Davenport was upset by the 22nd-ranked Dominique Van Roost in three sets in the first round. Van Roost again beat her at The Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne.

Davenport reached the Los Angeles final. She lost in the US Open final to Venus.

After losing to Hingis in the Zürich final, Davenport won two consecutive titles in Linz, defeating Venus Williams, and in Philadelphia. 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.


Davenport was at least a quarterfinalist in all seventeen of her singles events. She won seven singles titles, with victories in Los Angeles, Filderstadt, Zürich, and Linz. After clinching the year-end number one ranking in a semifinal win over Clijsters (where she injured her knee at the end of the match), she withdrew in the final of the year-end Chase Championships against Serena Williams. She was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open, a semifinalist at Wimbledon, and a quarterfinalist at the US Open. She lost in the Australian Open doubles final with Morariu to Venus and Serena Williams. She teamed with Lisa Raymond to win the doubles titles in Filderstadt and Zürich.


Davenport did not win a singles title in 2002. She missed the Los Angeles, she lost in the final to Chanda Rubin. She then lost to Venus in New Haven and to Serena Williams in the US Open semifinals. She reached two more finals during 2002, losing in Moscow to Magdalena Maleeva and in Zürich to Patty Schnyder. 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.

Davenport played her first doubles tournament of the year in Filderstadt in October, where she partnered with Lisa Raymond to win the title.


Davenport started the year by hiring Los Angeles, and New Haven.

Davenport and Lisa Raymond reached the doubles semifinals of the Australian Open, where they lost to Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Davenport and Raymond won Indian Wells, defeating Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama. Davenport and Raymond also won in Amelia Island, over Paola Suárez and Virginia Ruano Pascual, and in Eastbourne, over Jennifer Capriati and Magüi Serna. Davenport and Raymond lost in the Wimbledon semifinals to Clijsters and Sugiyama.


Davenport won a tour-high seven titles, including four straight during the summer (Los Angeles, San Diego, and Cincinnati). She also had the most match wins on the WTA Tour, with 63. She finished the year ranked first for the third time in her career. She 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.

Davenport preparing to return a ball at the 2004 Wimbledon tournament


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.

At the tournament in Indian Wells, California, in March, Davenport made history by defeating world no. 3 Maria Sharapova, 6–0, 6–0. It marked the first time that a player ranked in the top 3 had ever been "shut out" on the WTA tour and was the first time Sharapova had failed to win a game during a match. This turned out to be Davenport's only career victory against Sharapova.

In April, she won the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida for the third time, defeating Silvia Farina Elia in the final. In the quarterfinals of that tournament, Davenport defeated Venus Williams for the fourth consecutive time.

Davenport bypassed the European clay-court season and went to the French Open without having played a professional competitive match for weeks. She 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. Davenport lost to eventual runner-up Mary Pierce.

At Los Angeles.

Davenport returned to the WTA Tour in August, winning her comeback tournament in New Haven without dropping a set. 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. Davenport briefly lost the no. 1 ranking following the event.

Davenport preparing to return serve at the 2006 U.S. Open against Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in the third round on the Grandstand court

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. She then won the title in Filderstadt, defeating Mauresmo in the final for the second consecutive year. The win made her only the tenth woman ever to win 50 career WTA singles titles.

In Zürich, Davenport saved two match points while defeating Daniela Hantuchová. The win assured Davenport of recapturing the world no. 1 ranking from Sharapova the following week. 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. It was also the first time Davenport had saved match points en route to a victory since the 1999 U.S. Open. The Zürich title left her with eleven Tier I titles, second among active players.

Davenport was a semifinalist at the WTA tour year-end championships (losing to Pierce in two tie-breaks), which ensured that she finished the year ranked no. 1. 2005 was the fourth time that Davenport ended the year ranked no. 1, joining Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert as the only female players to end a year ranked first at least four times.

In 2005, TENNIS Magazine ranked Davenport 29th in its list of the 40 greatest players of the tennis era.


On February 22, 2006, 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.

At the March tournament in Los Angeles, losing a second-round match to Samantha Stosur. It was Davenport's earliest exit from a tournament since early 2003. Davenport attributed the loss to her having resumed training only three weeks prior to the start of the tournament. Davenport had re-hired Adam Peterson as her coach, with whom she worked during her 2004–05 resurgence.

At the tournament in New Haven, Davenport defeated world no. 1 Amélie Mauresmo in the quarterfinals, but was forced to retire with a right shoulder injury while playing Justine Henin in the final.

Despite injury, Davenport reached the US Open quarterfinals, where she again lost to Henin.

Davenport's last competitive match before the announcement of her pregnancy was a quarterfinal loss in Beijing to top-ranked Mauresmo. It was Mauresmo's first win over Davenport after nine consecutive losses.


On July 18, 2007, Davenport announced that she would return to the WTA Tour. 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.

Davenport returned to singles competition in Bali, where she won her first title since 2005, defeating Daniela Hantuchová in the final. En route to the title, Davenport defeated third ranked Jelena Janković, among others. Davenport and her partner Hantuchová also advanced to the semifinals in Bali, before withdrawing from the tournament.

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.

Davenport's third tournament was in Quebec City, Canada, defeating second-seeded Vera Zvonareva in the semifinals and Julia Vakulenko in the final. This was Davenport's 53rd career singles title and lifted her to no. 73 in the WTA rankings.


Davenport won the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, the first WTA tour event of the year. Davenport defeated Aravane Rezaï in the final. This raised her ranking to world no. 52. She was the only player in the WTA top 100 that had fewer than 10 tournaments counting towards her world ranking.

At the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, Davenport lost in the second round to eventual champion Maria Sharapova, 1–6, 3–6. This was the first time that Davenport had lost to Sharapova in straight sets.

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

In March, Davenport won her second tournament of the year and 55th career singles title by beating Memphis, Tennessee. She tied Virginia Wade for seventh place on the list of most singles titles won during the open era. Davenport also teamed with Lisa Raymond to win the doubles title.

At the Tier I Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, Davenport lost in the quarterfinals to Jelena Janković, 6–2, retired. She retired from the match because of a back injury sustained before the match started. At the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Davenport embarrassed world no. 2 and second-seeded Ana Ivanovic in the third round, 6–4, 6–2, before losing her fourth-round match with Dinara Safina, 3–6, 4–6.

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. Citing undisclosed personal reasons, Davenport withdrew from the French Open five days before the tournament began.

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

On August 8, 2008, Davenport withdrew from the singles competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing because of a lingering knee injury.[22] She and her partner, world no. 1 doubles player Liezel Huber, lost in the women's doubles quarterfinals.

At the US Open, Davenport was seeded 23rd and lost to 12th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the third round. Davenport was scheduled to play the Fortis Championships Luxembourg in October, but withdrew before the start of the tournament.


Davenport announced her intention to play in the 2009 Australian Open in January, ending speculation that she would be retiring from the sport. However, she withdrew from the event when she learned that she was expecting her second child. It was announced on June 30, 2009 that Davenport had given birth to a baby girl.[23]


In her first tournament since the 2008 US Open, Davenport played mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Bob Bryan, where they received a wild card. They made it to the second round before falling to Daniel Nestor and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Davenport also announced her intention to play doubles at two tournaments in the American hard-court season. The first tournament was the women's doubles event at the 2010 Bank of the West Classic, where she won the title partnering Liezel Huber. She followed this with the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open, again with Huber. They lost in the quarterfinals to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Yan Zi.


At the 2011 French Open she won the Women's Legends Doubles event with partner Martina Hingis.[24] Davenport went on to win the Wimbledon Invitational Doubles event, partnering once again with Hingis. World Team Tennis announced that Davenport would not be able to compete for the season because she was pregnant with her third child.

Equipment and endorsements

Davenport's apparel on court was manufactured by Nike.[25] She used Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch racket.[26]

Personal life

Davenport married University of Southern California All-American tennis player Jonathan Leach on April 25, 2003 in Hawaii.[27] Davenport took a break from competitive tennis in late 2006 and much of 2007 to have a baby. On June 10, 2007, she gave birth to a son, Jagger Jonathan, in Newport Beach, California.[28][29][30] She gave birth to a daughter, Lauren Andrus, on June 27, 2009 in Newport Beach, California.[31] She currently owns a home in the Irvine, California neighborhood of Shady Canyon[32] and also in Laguna Beach, California. She gave birth to her third child, daughter Kaya Emory, on January 16, 2012.[33] The couple's fourth child (and third daughter), Haven Michelle, was born on January 6, 2014.[34]


  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
Championship Years Record accomplished Player tied
Grand Slam 1998
3 different Grand Slam titles without losing a set Chris Evert
Steffi Graf

Awards and accomplishments

  • Named in 1993 the Rookie of the Year by both TENNIS Magazine and World Team Tennis.
  • 1996 International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champion in women's doubles.
  • 1998 ITF World Champion in women's singles and doubles.
  • 1998 Tennis Magazine player of the year.
  • 1998 and 1999 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) player of the year.
  • Diamond ACES award winner in 1998 and 1999.
  • Named the U.S. Olympic Committee's female athlete of the month for July 1999 after winning the women's doubles and singles at Wimbledon.
  • Voted by journalists at the 2000 French Open as the winner of the Prix Orange, which goes to the player who has shone in the tennis world the international essence of fairness, kindness, availability, and friendliness.
  • Re-elected to the WTA player council in 2002.
  • Voted by the International Tennis Writers Association as a joint winner of the 2004 women's Ambassador for Tennis award.
  • 2007 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Comeback Player of the Year.

Career statistics

Grand Slam tournament finals

Singles: 7 finals (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1998 US Open Hard Martina Hingis 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2000 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 2000 Wimbledon Grass Venus Williams 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2000 US Open Hard Venus Williams 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2005 Australian Open Hard Serena Williams 6–2, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2005 Wimbledon Grass Venus Williams 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–9

Doubles: 13 finals (3 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1994 French Open Clay Lisa Raymond Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1996 Australian Open Hard Mary Joe Fernandez Chanda Rubin
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 1996 French Open Clay Mary Joe Fernández Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1997 Australian Open (2) Hard Lisa Raymond Martina Hingis
Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1997 US Open Hard Jana Novotná Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1998 Australian Open (3) Hard Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis
Mirjana Lučić
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1998 French Open (2) Clay Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon Grass Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
Runner-up 1998 US Open Hard Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open (4) Hard Natasha Zvereva Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass Corina Morariu Mariaan de Swardt
Elena Tatarkova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2001 Australian Open (5) Hard Corina Morariu Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2005 Australian Open (6) Hard Corina Morariu Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
6–3, 6–4

See also


  1. ^ Parsons, John (January 10, 2003). "Davenport profits from crucial errors". The Telegraph. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
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