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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 2004, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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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.


Lindsay Davenport

Thursday June 17, 2004
The Guardian

Nationality: American
Age: 28
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

Baselines

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 ...

On court

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.

Annoying tic
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.

McEnroe moments
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.

Off court

Love game
Married investment banker Jon Leach in Hawaii last year. Kept her own surname as Lindsay Leach sounds not unlike an "exotic actress".

Home hero?
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."

Private passions
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.

Championship points

Expert prediction
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.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2004, 10:46 PM
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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."
LMAO!! I just keep on laughing everytime I hear that story.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2004, 05:34 PM
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yeah LOL, I read that already because I stole borrowed from work the Guardians Wimbledon Guide. I thought it was an amusing read, but I have seen better pre-Wimby guides!

I usually buy Sue Barkers [unofficial] guide to Wimbledon but this year it didn't look very good.......all it seemed to have in was advertisements for Pimms, Sainsbury's, Digital Cameras, Jacobs Creek, Robinsons, Ancor Cream etc and I wasn't gonna pay £4 to be brainwashed by consumeristic means of advertising - "Summer's coming, Wimbledon's here time to break out the Robinsons/Strawberry's and Cream/Jacobs Creek Wine/Pimms" etc etc.

Plus, as always, Sue's guide to Wimbledon actually means, "Sue's guide to Timbledon!"........headlines: "Tim's Time?".......to which I answered, "no" and returned the magazine to it's unrightful place on the newsagent shelf.

My favourite is usually the Official Wimbledon Guide, but I didn't see that out this year It's a shame because there are usually some good articles in the......

As alway, I've gone

never mind.....

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God I adore that Qantas story - of course Lindsay was peeved at the time as was Alex Corretja who it also happened to - but Qantas soon had egg on their face big time all throughout the AO

"It's better to over analyse than not analyse at all" NM. 2000
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I would have been incredibly mad if that had happened to be but I bet our Linds didn't really mind being overlooked.

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LMAO!! I just keep on laughing everytime I hear that story.

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