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Lindsay Davenport

Tennis Player

Born: 8 June 1976
Birthplace: Palos Verdes, California
Best known as: Winner of the 1999 Wimbledon tennis tournament
Lindsay Davenport's 14-year professional tennis career included more than 50 pro tournament wins and three major titles. Tall and steady, with a power game suited to grass and hard courts, Davenport eventually developed into something of a grande dame in a sport often dominated by teens and sudden sensations. Davenport played her first tournament as a pro in 1993, when she herself was just 16. Three years later won the gold medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996. She won all three of her career Grand Slam titles in the period 1998 through 2000: the U.S. Open in 1998, Wimbledon in 1999, and the Australian Open in 2000. She also had success in women's doubles, winning at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the French Open in that format. Davenport announced in December of 2006 that she was pregnant; although she did not formally retire, she told ESPN that "I can't imagine playing again."
Extra credit: Davenport is right-handed... According to the WTA, she stands 6 feet, 2 1/2 inches (1.89 meters) tall... She married businessman Jon Leach in 2003... Her father, Winthrop "Wink" Davenport, was a member of the U.S. Olympic volleyball team in 1968.

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