Lindsay Davenport Best Quotes

Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions. Enjoy Lindsay Davenport’s best quotes below.

Lindsay Davenport
“Some times you lose more than you win. It’s about handling losses and trying to turn them into positives. You get out into the big leagues and there’s a period of adjustment to be made. You’ve got to handle it.”
“I don’t think I should be underestimated.”
“While I still have more good days than bad days, I’m going to keep playing.”
“Nobody wants to go through divorce, especially when there’s young children involved.”
“The return is one of the hardest shots to make when you come back from injury.”
“I think I’m pretty down to earth.”
“In the history of women’s tennis the great players have come back from long absences with no problems.”
“We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do.”
“I could never have gotten back into my career without the undying support of my husband, who works full time at a stressful job! We decided that we were going to do this as total partners and it is a 50/50 deal with us.”
“I always tried to hide the fact that I was an athlete. I just wanted to be normal.”
“I come from a family of working women, my mum went to work two weeks after I was born – my parents had no money, there was no choice.”
“I couldn’t imagine being from a country where all the pressure is on a particular player.”
“I TiVo ‘CSI,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Young and The Restless’ – my husband hates that one – and that’s pretty much it.”
“I was never a prodigy.”
“I’m not that interesting!”
“I’ve played too many tennis hours.”
“Tennis is more commercial these days.”
“I did not grow up with people, you know, pounding in my head, ‘This is what you’ve got to do, this is what you’re going to do.’”
“I don’t enjoy being in Europe for weeks on end, so I just skip it.”
“I never had tons of friends on tour. I was quiet and went about my business.”
“While I was always successful… I never thought I’d be one in the world.”
“With my child, I hardly watch TV now.”
“You always see people coming back to the sport, and I’ve always thought, ‘Gosh, when you’re done playing, wouldn’t you just want to stay at home?’”
“I wasn’t a perfect thing at 17. I didn’t have confidence. I was hunched over and real embarrassed, and I didn’t want to be in the limelight. But it changed over time.”

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