Lindsay Player Profile - Some bits are quite funny but stolen
Just in case anyone has missed this I've pinched it from someone else's thread but they stole it from the Guardian pre Wimbledon so it's ok.
Thursday June 17, 2004
Lives: Newport Beach, Califiornia
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 12st 6lb
Turned pro: 1993
Tournaments won: 40 (3 grand slams)
Wimbledons: 10 since 1993
Best performance: Winner 1999
Career prize money: £9,343,939
World ranking 5
View from the locker room
The tour's head girl, having spent many of her 11 professional years serving on player committees, making jam and running bring-and-buy sales. But just like Miss Marple, her wholesome reputation hides a fierce wit and sharper tongue.
Bet you didn't know ...
Used "new age" magnetic therapy to cure a nagging elbow injury. "People believe in weird stuff. I don't but it worked and I'm just going with it." Magnets, eh? Ooookaaay ...
Wimbledon wiz or wuss?
A winner in 1999. Her hefty serve and flat ground strokes suit grass nicely. She might have won another if it wasn't for those pesky kids.
The 6ft 2in Davenport's poor posture has chiropractors and grannies everywhere screaming "stand up straight!" at the telly.
In form or tatters
Two titles this year suggested her career was back on the rails after three years of injuries. Her right royal ass-whooping by Elena Dementieva in Paris suggested otherwise.
Whether winning or losing, demeanour is that of a bored teenager who's been dragged off Tomb Raider 3 to kiss a mad auntie with whiskers.
Married investment banker Jon Leach in Hawaii last year. Kept her own surname as Lindsay Leach sounds not unlike an "exotic actress".
Girl-next-door chumminess still attracts sponsors but has its drawbacks. When World No1, she and Martina Hingis boarded a plane in Australia: the stewardess refused to let Davenport take her rackets as hand luggage but let Hingis do as she pleased. "She's Martina Hingis," said the stewardess huffily, "she needs her rackets."
Auntie Lindsay likes to gather up all 11 of her little nieces and nephews to tell them stories from the big Girl Scout's Book of Wholesome Adventures.
Should reach quarter-finals but days of winning slams are over.
Don't rule out ...
Admits the worst thing about Wimbledon is not being able to bring her two Rottweilers.