Lindsay Davenport
LINDSAY DAVENPORT

U. S. A.
Born 8/6/1976
Australian Open 2000
Wimbledon 1999
US Open 1998

Lindsay Davenport was very tall and moved slowly around the court, drawing criticism from some quarters for her lack of athleticism. However, Davenport had powerful groundstrokes and was a shrewd match player. Davenport made the semis of the US in 1997, beating Jana Novotna on a final set tie break before losing to Martina Hingis. At the Australian in 1998 Davenport won a tight quarter final with Venus Williams before losing in the semis to Conchita Martinez. At the French she lost in the semis to Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. At the US Davenport beat Venus Williams and Hingis to win her first Grand Slam title. At the 1999 Australian Davenport beat Venus Williams in the quarters before losing a tight semi final against Amelie Mauresmo. At Wimbledon Davenport beat defending champion Jana Novotna in the quarters and legend Steffi Graf in the final. At the US she lost in the semis to Serena Williams. At the 2000 Australian Davenport won her third and last Grand Slam title, beating Jennifer Capriatia and Martina Hingis. At Wimbledon Davenport beat Seles in the quarters before losing to Venus Williams in the final. At the US she beat Serena Williams in the quarters before losing to her sister Venus in the final. In the 2001 Australian Davenport lost in the semis to Capriati. She lost in the Wimbledon semis to Venus Williams. At the 2002 US Davenport lost in the semis to Serena Williams. The following year she lost in the US semis to Kim Clijsters. At Wimbledon 2004 Davenport lost a tough semi final to Maria Sharapova. Davenport lost in the US semis to Kuznetsova. At the 2005 Australian Davenport lost in the final to Serena Williams. At Wimbledon Davenport beat Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo before losing a classic final to Venus Williams 9-7 in the final set. This was a fitting finale to Davenport's career. She continued playing for several more years but did not reach the latter stages of Grand Slams.

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