One of the hardest-hitting players in womenís tennis, Davenport has been a mainstay on the U.S. Fed Cup team since she debuted on the squad as a 17 year old in 1993. Davenportís solid play has led the United States to the Fed Cup final for the last two years. In 1994, Davenport reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
In addition to strong singles results, Davenport has posted even better results in doubles, reaching the French Open doubles final in 1994 with Lisa Raymond and the Australian Open doubles final in 1996 with Mary Joe Fernandez.
Davenport has never been an Olympic athlete, but her father, Wink, was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic menís volleyball team. Davenport was also a member of the USTAís U.S. National (Junior) Team in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
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Born June 8, 1976. Grew up in a volleyball family. Mother, Ann, is on the board of directors of the U.S. Volleyball Association; father, Wink, was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic volleyball team. Older sisters, Shannon and Leiann, played volleyball for St. Maryís College and Cal-Irvine, respectively.