Believe it or not....they have the same birthday
.....Kim is 21 now, and Lindsay is 28.
Interesting interivew Lindsay gave after her win over Arantxa Parra Santonja.
She said that in 1998, everyone said that she would never win a slam, and she proved them wrong, she was 22.
Obviously, it's even more so for Kim, and as well, more pressure for her too, and she is only 21.
At 21 going into US Open, both have no slam wins, Kim is out,
but Lindsay in 97 when she was 21 going into US Open, she had no slam wins too, and she only reached her first ever slam SF there while Kim already reaches F 3 times, and Kim has reached SF 6 times total already.
And Lindsay wasnt even in top 5 when she was 21, let alone #1 which Kim has achieved a year ago.
So in term of slam showing and ranking projection, Kim has it far better than Lindsay.
Comparing to the titles won
Lindsay before US Open 97
1997 - Oklahoma City, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Atlanta;
1996 - Olympics, Strasbourg, Los Angeles;
1995 - Strasbourg;
1994 - Brisbane, Lucerne;
1993 - European Open
And Kim already has 21 titles
2004 - Paris [Indoors], Antwerp;
2003 - Sydney, Indian Wells, Rome, ís-Hertogenbosch, Stanford, Los Angeles,
Filderstadt, Luxembourg, Season-Ending Championships;
2002 - Hamburg, Filderstadt, Luxembourg, Season-Ending Championships;
2001 - Stanford, Leipzig, Luxembourg;
2000 - Hobart, Leipzig; 1999 - Luxembourg,
There is really no comparison between Lindsay at 21 vs Kim at 21.
So even though Kim withdrew from US Open, Kim still has the potential to do much more than Lindsay Davenport.
After she wins her first slam, the possibility is endless.