Lindsay Davenport Quotes

"I'm going with the flow. I feel when the time is right to stop, it will be flashing in neon lights for me, like this is it. It could be this year, it could be next year, I have no idea. Anyone in their profession seems to think it's fairly clear when it's the right time. I haven't had that moment of clarity."
-- Lindsay Davenport in Indian Wells on retiring from tennis.

"If you go to Australia, the Australian Open is on all day long on network TV. There's no way CBS, NBC and ABC would do that. They only show the finals. That's always been the case. They don't want to give the time to the biggest tournament we have in the United States. Any other country, it's everywhere -- front page of the main paper, front page of the sports section. We haven't had that here."
-- Lindsay Davenport on televised tennis in the U.S.

"I'm proud of myself. I'm a relieved, happy girl."
-- Lindsay Davenport on finishing the year at No. 1.

"I guess it will be fun to look at them while you're playing. It might be nice."
-- Lindsay Davenport on the 2006 WTA Championships in Madrid employing male models instead of ballboys.

"I donate lots to charity. I don't necessarily tell everybody the number or what I do."
-- Lindsay Davenport on donating to the hurricane relief effort.

"No. At the States we get no matches that are played in Europe on TV."
-- Lindsay Davenport, summing up the state of tennis fandom in the United States.

"When I started off we had the average system of 12. It really encouraged you to only play 12 events. I think the top players really stuck to that, because sometimes it would really harm you to play more than that. You know, it was a lot more encouraging to players to play more when they changed the ranking system. But as it's done that, you've gotten girls that maybe in the early '90s played 12 tournaments. Now they play 24. It's just impossible on the body."
-- Lindsay Davenport on the rankings system.

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