It is known in team sports that players return again in a different role, most often as coaches or managers. But recently we can notice such practice in Tennis, Boxing, Snooker. So it was almost announced that the great star Lindsay Davenport is returning this time as the manager of the USA tennis selection.
Former American tennis player Lindsay Davenport will become the coach of the USA national team after the end of this year's competition in the Billie Jean King Cup. Davenport will replace Cathy Rinaldi on the bench of the US women's national team.
Davenport is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, won three Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles, and was ranked No. She won 55 singles titles.
She is a gold medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games
She won the Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Games, as well as three titles with the USA selection in the Fed Cup, which will be organized from 2020 under the name Billie Jean King Cup, in honor of the legendary American tennis player.
Playing for the national team in that competition, Davenport achieved 26 wins and suffered three losses in singles, and in doubles she achieved all seven victories. She won the titles in 1996, 1999 and 2000. She ended her very successful career in 2010, but this can also be considered as a continuation of her career because it is a very similar job.
We hope that Lindsey will use her experience and transfer it to the team in the right way. Because really everyone can learn a lot from this former American tennis player with a very good career. - This is an incredible honor.
I remember well all the matches in the Fed Cup, the victories and camaraderie and some amazing teams I was a part of. "Now I'm excited to experience it from a different angle and try to be, even though I'll never live up to her, like Billie and see how I can get the job done," said Davenport.
It will be interesting to see how Lindsey will manage. She brings that much-needed marketing edge that the US National Team needs.