Newport (United States) (AFP) – Former world number one Lindsay Davenport and coaching legend Nick Bollettieri were among five people inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The Americans were joined by Dutch wheelchair tennis star Chantal Vandierendonck, long-time tennis executive Jane Brown Grimes and British author and broadcaster John Barrett. The newcomers joined 235 others from 20 nations on the 60-year-old roll of honor at a ceremony ahead of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships semi-finals. Davenport, 38, is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion who topped the rankings for 98 weeks, finishing as a year-end number one in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005. She won the 1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon and 2000 Australian Open and also captured the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics among her 55 singles titles. “To be with all the greatness here is overwhelming,” Davenport said.
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