Her next event was the 2000 Australian Open, which she won in singles without the loss of a set. Already the pair have made an impact together, with Keys advancing to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2015 Australian Open, where she upset reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová en route. She also won 38 WTA Tour doubles titles, including three Grand Slam titles (the French Open partnering Mary Joe Fernández, Wimbledon partnering Corina Morariu, and the US Open partnering Jana Novotná), and three WTA Championships (partnering Fernández, Novotná, and Natasha Zvereva). Seeded second, Davenport defeated top-seeded Martina Hingis in the final. In doubles, Davenport and Jana Novotná started the year by winning the tournament in Sydney. 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. The Zürich title left her with eleven Tier I titles, second among active players. [26] She was the only player in the WTA top 100 that had fewer than 10 tournaments counting towards her world ranking. Davenport and Lisa Raymond reached the doubles semifinals of the Australian Open, where they lost to Serena Williams and Venus Williams. This was Davenport's 53rd career singles title and lifted her to no. Since then, the California native has won 26 singles titles, including the 1996 Olympics, 1999 Wimbledon, and 2000 … It was a cold and rainy day at Wimbledon on July 4th, 1999. Venus Williams won her first Grand Slam title, defeating the defending champion Lindsay Davenport in the final, 6–3, 7–6 (7–3) to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships. Davenport began her clay-court season by winning the tournament in Amelia Island, Florida. "[10] 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. In doubles, Davenport was the runner-up in Sydney with Natasha Zvereva and at the Australian Open with Lisa Raymond. 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. The win assured Davenport of recapturing the world no. WIMBLEDON July 3, 2000 Lindsay Davenport WIMBLEDON. At Wimbledon, Davenport was upset in the fourth round by Mary Joe Fernandez. On clay, Davenport won the Strasbourg tournament and reached the French Open quarterfinals, losing to Conchita Martínez. She has achieved the No. [32][33][34] She gave birth to a daughter in 2009 in Newport Beach, California. In 1998, Davenport reached all four Grand Slam doubles finals with Zvereva, losing to teams that included Hingis all four times. This raised her ranking to world no. Davenport once again lost to Venus in the Stanford final and to Serena Williams in the Los Angeles final. Lindsay made quick progress – in 1996, she won the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics, in 1998 she was champion at the US Open, won Wimbledon in 1999, and in 2000 the Australian Open. Davenport returned to the WTA Tour in August, winning her comeback tournament in New Haven without dropping a set. How Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport to become women's champion at Wimbledon 2000. . However, she withdrew from the event when she learned that she was expecting her second child. She was coached by Robert Lansdorp, who had coached Tracy Austin before. 1-3 We use simple text files called cookies, saved on your computer, to help us deliver the best experience for you. She won seven singles titles, with victories in Tokyo, Scottsdale, Eastbourne, Los Angeles, Filderstadt, Zürich, and Linz. She had a rapid growth spurt — about six inches in two years — which affected her coordination, but did not hinder her performance. At the 2011 French Open she won the Women's Legends Doubles event with partner Martina Hingis. After her one-year contract with Kardon had ended, Davenport hired Robert Van't Hof as her full-time coach.[8]. LINDSAY DAVENPORT: Well, so happy to get through to the semifinals. She retired from the match because of a back injury sustained before the match started. Davenport and Raymond won Indian Wells, defeating Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama. 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.[19]. Davenport had re-hired Adam Peterson as her coach, with whom she worked during her 2004–05 resurgence. She then lost to Monica Seles in the final at Los Angeles, after beating top-ranked Martina Hingis in the semifinals. Davenport's year began with a runner-up finish in Sydney. Davenport started the year by winning the Sydney singles final against Amélie Mauresmo. She was ranked World No.1 for a total of 98 weeks. Davenport and Lisa Raymond then lost in the Australian Open semifinals to the top seeded team of Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva. SF x1 1998 Wimbledon. At Wimbledon, Davenport reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal. Davenport did not win a singles title in 2002. [22] She and Corina Morariu lost in the doubles semifinals to Hingis and Mary Pierce. In the final, she defeated Steffi Graf in Graf's last career Grand Slam match. [35] She gave birth to her third child, a daughter, in 2012. 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. [6][11] She was a thirteen-time grand slam finalist in doubles, but Davenport did not feel comfortable playing at the net in singles[16] until her increased speed allowed her to approach more quickly to the net in order to create easier volleys. [5][6] Davenport was born to an athletic family. 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. After reinjuring her back in a warmup just hours before her match, Davenport retired while trailing 0–5 in the first set. Davenport, whose 98 total weeks as the WTA's No. Venus Williams vs Lindsay Davenport 2003 Wimbledon Quarterfinal Highlights Davenport announced her intention to play in the 2009 Australian Open in January, ending speculation that she would be retiring from the sport. She reached two more finals during 2002, losing in Moscow to Magdalena Maleeva and in Zürich to Patty Schnyder. Davenport won San Diego and Stanford with Zvereva and lost in the US Open doubles final. The win made her only the tenth woman ever to win 50 career WTA singles titles. At the tournament in Tokyo, Davenport, ranked second, defeated Martina Hingis, ranked first, in the final. Davenport won Filderstadt, and then the year-end doubles championship with Zvereva, defeating Fusai and Tauziat in three sets. At Wimbledon, Davenport and Raymond, the fourth seeded team, were upset in the first round. They lost in the quarterfinals to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Yan Zi. Davenport's next tournament championship was at Wimbledon. Davenport briefly lost the no. It was also the first time Davenport had saved match points en route to a victory since the 1999 U.S. Open. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.. Pete Sampras won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Pat … She then won the title in Filderstadt, defeating Mauresmo in the final for the second consecutive year. 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 second tournament was in Beijing, where she defeated fourth-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinals, before losing to Janković in the semifinals. Seemed like I was playing so well in the matches, just everything clicked from the first match. [20] Davenport finished the year with a loss to Hingis in the final of the Chase Championships . At the Indian Wells Masters, Davenport reached the quarterfinals ranked no. Eight-Time World number-one Professional Tennis Player who won singles titles at the 1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon tournament, and 2000 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 started the year by reaching the final of the tournament in Sydney, where she lost to Gabriela Sabatini. At the US Open, Davenport was seeded 23rd and lost to 12th-seeded Marion Bartoli in the third round. Davenport and Zvereva then lost to Hingis and Jana Novotná in the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open doubles finals. Davenport also won the doubles title at Wimbledon with Corina Morariu, defeating Mariaan de Swardt and Elena Tatarkova in the final. Davenport eventually defeated Mauresmo and faced 14th-seeded Venus Williams in an all-American final. This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 06:56. 1 ranking following the event. 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975; the others are Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. In March, Davenport won her second tournament of the year and 55th career singles title by beating Olga Govortsova in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & The Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tennessee. Davenport is one of five women who have been the year-end World No. Head To Head. Wimbledon.com uses cookies. 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It was Davenport's earliest exit from a tournament since early 2003. Davenport defeated Aravane Rezaï in the final. Davenport started 1999 by winning the Sydney singles final and reaching the Australian Open singles semifinal, before losing to Amélie Mauresmo. 1-2 Williams becomes the first player to hold serve, with both players still looking nervous. Davenport then won Zürich and lost to 17th-ranked Graf in Philadelphia despite attaining the no. 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. Davenport partnered with Zvereva to win the tournament in Los Angeles. W x1 2000 Roland Garros. Davenport was at least a quarterfinalist in all seventeen of her singles events. [36] The couple's fourth child (and third daughter) was born in 2014. 3 Maria Sharapova, 6–0, 6–0. 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.[27]. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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