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Mar 17th, 2003, 04:05 PM
Davenport, Raymond serve up another title
March 17 2003
By Michael Felci
The Desert Sun

INDIAN WELLS -- Nine years after winning their first tournament title here, Lindsay Davenport and Lisa Raymond captured the 2003 Pacific Life Open doubles championship Sunday by defeating Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The doubles title was Davenport’s sixth (and first since 2000) at Indian Wells, and eighth title overall here.

"It’s so funny, in 1994 when we won for the first time, we were so young and it was such a huge deal," Davenport said. "We never expected to win. We even had our flights booked early. So it’s really great for us to win today."

As for the defending 2002 champion Raymond, the victory marked her fourth title.

"It’s great to have started our careers together, and hopefully we can end them playing together," Raymond said.

For Davenport, the match started less then two hours after a frustrating 6-4, 7-5 loss to Clijsters for the singles title.

Davenport and Raymond struggled in the first set, but managed to put it together midway through the second. Down 2-0 they stormed back, losing only two games the rest of the way and eventually winning the set 6-4.

"We hung in there until we were able to turn the tide in the second set," Davenport said.

Mar 17th, 2003, 06:44 PM
Congrats Lindsay & Lisa :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mar 17th, 2003, 06:46 PM
Were they regular doubles partners back in the early 90s then?

Mar 17th, 2003, 06:51 PM
Congrats ladies. :)

Mar 17th, 2003, 08:02 PM
Were they regular doubles partners back in the early 90s then?

Well from the end of 1993 to around March 1995 they were:
1993: 1 tournament
Philadephia (QF)
1994: 12 tournaments
Sydney (R1), Aus Open (R3), Indian Wells (W), Miami (R3), Hilton Head (SF), Amelia Island (SF), Roland Garros (F), Wimbledon (R3), San Diego (R2), US Open (QF), Philadelphia (SF), WTA Championships (QF)
1995: 5 tournaments
Aus Open (SF), Indian Wells (W), Miami (R3), US Open (R3), Filderstadt (SF)
1997: 1 tournament
Aus Open (F)
2001: 2 tournaments
Filderstadt (W), Zurich (W)
2002: 1 tournament
Filderstadt (W)
2003: 5 tournaments
Sydney (R1), Aus Open (SF), Tokyo (Pan Pacific) (F), Scottsdale (F), Indian Wells (W)