Lindsay Davenport: 1998 vs 2001 vs 2004, which year is your favourite??
In both 1998 and 2001, Lindsay ended the year as #1 in the world.
In 1998, Lindsay had an almost perfect summer HO series as she took down the defending champion Martina Hingis in the final to win her first slam and then went on to become #1 in the world at the end of the year.
In 2001, Venus and Jen each had 2 slams that year, but Lindsay was still able to fend off both of them to end up the year as #1 in the world. This is where she had a perfect record during the fall European indoor season.
Now in 2004, she is going to become #2 in the world if she reaches the final of San Diego, the ranking she lost during her recovery period in 2002. Has she become better than she was in the past, or has she declined?