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SWEET LINDSAY

There’s a lot more to Big Lindsay than meets the eye. The one adjective invariably used to describe Lindsay Davenport is ‘sweet’. Davenport is many things: down to earth, funny, polished, intelligent, unfailingly honest. She remembers the names of the security guards at her Laguna Beach compound and always says ‘Hi’. She writes thank-you notes to tournament directors, is punctual, proof reads her email for spelling errors and hates riding in limos. At tournaments she’d rather find a local greasy spoon than go out to the trendy, see-and-be-scene restaurants. But sweet? No.

‘Sweet’ wouldn’t compartmentalise pressure and coolly serve out for Grand Slam titles with the world watching. She wouldn’t call Kournikova, the hottest commodity in tennis, ‘A total circus act.’ She wouldn’t toss off enough creative variations of the F-word to make a builder blush. Nor would she sport a tattoo of the Olympic rings on her … um, lower back.

Sweet? Davenport didn’t even give her father, Wink a chance to become one of those domineering tennis dads. As a kid, she cringed when she watched her father get worked up at one of her sisters’ volleyball games. A week later, at one of her junior tournaments, Wink groaned aloud and shook his head when his daughter then 10 or 11 made a sloppy error. Lindsay stopped her match, calmly walked to the fence, and summoned her father. When he leaned over, she said, “Dad, if you do that one more time, you’ll never get to come and watch me again.”

“People who think I’m nice would be surprised to know what goes through my head on court”, she laughs. “I’m a total bitch out there. I get so p****d. Even when I am playing a friend and she hits a winner. I’m like, ‘Who the hell do you think you are? That’s how I think I can’t help it. If you look at my face, I look the meanest girl out there.”

And its not just tennis. She admits that she had to stop playing board games with friends long ago because she was insanely competitive. She and her coach rarely play points in practice because they invariably end in a dispute. To cut Davenport off in traffic is to put your life at risk. While some were shocked at the story that Lindsay once kicked Alexandra Stevenson’s bag across the locker room, Davenport’s friends nod knowingly. “That totally sounds like Lindsay,” says Rennae Stubbs. “She’s great but she doesn’t stand for any s**t.”

Hope you like this article! What do you all make of it.

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This is a great article. Thanks Jan.

Don't you just love Lindsay <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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Oh Jan you beat me to it, I as gonna post this article this morning but as soon as I logged on I got called into work but you have saved me the trouble so thanks. I was really pleased to see an article about Lindsay for a change she doesn't get enough coverage I know she doesn't like all the fuss but I would love to see more......anyway excellent article, I loved it.

Keep well Jan

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what does mean "guards at her Laguna Beach compound"?got she body guards?!
this article is very funny-of course she isnt an angel like we thought but i dont think she is a bitch either!!

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wow! what a wonderful article <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

ditto on what valeria asked, are you okay now jan?

GO LINDSAY!

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Great Article! If you want more of where that came from, buy Venus Envy. That article is an exerpt from the book. <fonts size=1>(which i read in the aisle at a barnes and noble cause i didnt have enough money at the time to buy it. <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0"> )</font size>
 

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Hey people I'm back. Kept forgetting the URL to this thing and couldn't find it.

Anyway I love the article. So she *did* kick the bag? I thought it was just a rumour. Hehehe Lindsay sounds like me. <IMG SRC="smilies/angel.gif" border="0"> I like it that she isn't "oh-so-nice". Makes her just that bit mire appealing and real.

YOU RULE LINDSAY!!!

So she isn't in Manhatten? She didn't stay a few extra days?


Also how did youse get the pics for your names?
 

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I read the article too. They are not selling the Venus Envy book in the Uk yet <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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Hi guys, glad you enjoyed the article. I would like to buy the Venus Envy book when we get chance over here.

My health is still not too good although I am at work. I get the results of some blood tests this Thursday so fingers crossed for me.

Sorry I beat you to posting the article, Kazbeee - your turn next ! LOL

Hope you are all ok.

Cheers - Jan


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