Lindsey Davenport

Olympian 1996

    Athlete Bio


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    The Short List
    • 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
    • 1998 U.S. Open Champion
    • Wimbledon Champion 1999
    • 2000 Australian Open winner
    Did You Know?
    • Forced out of the 2000 Olympics with a foot injury
    • Awarded an ESPY for Outstanding Women's Tennis Performer in 2000
    • In 1998 she became the first American to obtain a No. 1 ranking since Chris Evert in 1985
    • Enjoys wave-running, biking, working on the computer and watching soap operas
    • Father, Wink, participated in the 1968 Olympics in volleyball and mother, Ann, is president of Southern California Volleyball Association
    • Both older sisters played collegiate volleyball
    It's Every Day
    Davenport often receives less attention than other players on the circuit, but that dosn't bother her. She lets her game do all the talking. "I think the new generation of players is great for the game," she says, "but their style isn't mine. I'm totally happy if the spotlight's not on me. I love that I can do anything and no one bothers me."
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