Davenport had a remarkable professional career winning 55 singles and 38 doubles titles. She holds an impressive record at the WTA Finals, qualifying four times in singles, winning the singles title in 1999 and winning three consecutive doubles titles from 1996–1998.
As a WTA Finals Legend Ambassador for the first time, Davenport will join fellow WTA Legends Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and newly-appointed Kim Clijsters to promote the WTA Finals throughout the year. Davenport will be in Singapore to participate in community and fan engagements, host tennis clinics and interact with fans at the Fan Village and Racquet Club.
"One of the most memorable moments in my career was winning the WTA Finals when it was held in New York," said Davenport. "I’m really excited to now return as an ambassador and am looking forward to experiencing the event with the current generation of top players in the amazing city of Singapore. It is going to be a lot of fun exploring the city, meeting the fans and soaking in the atmosphere of a tournament that I hold very close to my heart."
The ambassador role comes as part of an effort by the WTA and Lagardè re Sports to enhance the experience for fans by bringing them closer to the action during the 10-day festival of sports, lifestyle, business and entertainment from October 22-29, 2017.
Melissa Pine, Vice-President of WTA Asia-Pacific and Tournament Director of the WTA Finals said, "Lindsay has been a great advocate of women’s tennis. Throughout her career and beyond, she has helped the growth and development of the sport, most recently by coaching Madison Keys who qualified for her first WTA Finals in 2016. It is going to be such a treat for the fans to have Lindsay with us this year in Singapore for the first time, as she brings a wealth of experience both as a player and now as a coach."
Sarah Clements, Vice-President of Tennis – Asia at Lagardère Sports, added, "The WTA Finals marries some of the most exciting tennis experiences with an unforgettable destination. As one of the most recognizable names in women’s tennis, Lindsay is going to create priceless memories for fans in Singapore, and we hope she’ll have plenty to remember herself."
Tickets to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global are on sale at WTAFinals.com, an immersive one-stop destination for all things tournament-related, bringing fans the latest news from the top players as they pursue their journey on the Porsche Race to Singapore.
Click here to read and watch exclusive interviews with Davenport talking about the 2017 season and her role as a WTA Finals Legend Ambassador.
The current Porsche Race to Singapore Leaderboard as of Monday, July 3, stands at:
1. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
2. Simona Halep (ROU)
3. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
4. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
5. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
6. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
7. Johanna Konta (GBR)
8. Venus Williams (USA)
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