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Lauren Davis Biofile

Lauren Davis at Sony Open this year after beating her friend Madison Keys.

Lauren Davis at Sony Open this year after beating her friend Madison Keys.

 

Status: WTA no. 76.

DOB: Oct. 9, 1993 In: Cleveland, OH

Ht: 5-2

First memory of tennis: “When I was nine and a half years old I played my first tournament and I made it to the final and I was wearing these big loafers as tennis shoes. And I lost in the final and I ended up crying, I was so mad because I wanted to win so bad.”

Tennis inspirations: “Kim Clijsters. I think she was one of my favorites. She’s just an all around amazing person, so down to earth. And Roger Federer, of course.”

Last book read: “I read Gaby Douglas’ book after she won the Olympics.”

Current car: “A Volkswagen Antigua (white).”

First famous tennis player you met or encountered: “Kim Clijsters. (Where?) Miami. When I was eleven, maybe. I came to watch her and she was signing autographs.”

Favorite ice cream flavor: “Oreo.”

Greatest career moment (so far): “Probably, so far, when I won Orange Bowl 2010. I won quite a few matches in a row and it was really a fulfilling feeling. It was really nice.”

Most painful moment: “Can’t think of one. I mean, every time you lose is very painful.”

Favorite tournaments: “Indian Wells, French Open, Miami.”

Funny tennis memory: “I have gotten pooped on by birds quite a few times. During the match [smiles].”

Strangest match: “No. Nothing comes to mind.”

Closest tennis friends: “Madison Keys is one of my really good friends. Allison Riske. And Melanie Oudin.”

Funniest players encountered: “Andrea Petkovic. She’s funny.”

Favorite sport outside of tennis: “Soccer.”

Three athletes you like to watch & follow: “Ray Lewis is my all time favorite. (Why?) Just his personality, it’s so amazing. He’s such a fighter, he’s fought so much adversity and hopefully I get the chance to meet him soon because he lives in Miami. Roger Federer. And Beckham.”

Why do you love playing tennis: “The feeling you get when you win a match, it tops everything, any feeling in the world, so…”

People qualities most admired: “I like a sense of humor. And honesty. And loyalty.”

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About Scoop Malinowski

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski began covering tennis in 1992 at the Pathmark Classic in Mahwah, NJ. He has written about tennis for Tennis Frontier, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine Australia, Ace Tennis (U.K.), Tennis Week, Tennisweek.com, CBSsportsline.com, ESPNzone.com, Boxing News (U.K.) and TheBiofile.com. Mark "Scoop" Malinowski began covering tennis in 1992 at the Pathmark Classic in Mahwah, NJ. He has written about tennis for Tennis Frontier, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine Australia, Ace Tennis (U.K.), Tennis Week, Tennisweek.com, CBSsportsline.com, ESPNzone.com, Boxing News (U.K.) and TheBiofile.com. Scoop is also the founder of Tennis Prose - an excellent read. www.tennis-prose.com You can contact Scoop via: admin@tennisfrontier.com
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