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Davenport to take a break

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Lindsay Davenport is likely to retire from tennis after announcing she is expecting her first child.

The former world number one is due to give birth early next summer and so will definitely miss the start of the 2007 season.

"I hate the word 'retirement' but this season was such a struggle physically for me and I can't imagine playing again," the 30-year-old told ESPN.com.

"I feel like the second part of my life is about to begin."

Do you think Davenport will return to tennis? Give your thoughts here...

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comment by 606USA (U6724986)

posted Dec 14, 2006

Yes Lindsay.... you were truly a great champion and always a good winner or loser.... hope we see you commentating on the TV sometime in the future....

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posted Dec 15, 2006

I will miss Lindsay on the tour. I met Lindsay on a couple of occassions and ahe was always so nice and so professional. I was so excited when she won Wimbledon in 1999 and I had front row tickets for the fianl in 2005 which was fantastic - apart from the result. Hopefully this is not the last we hear of Lindsay but she is so family orientated that I fear it might be. Lindsay & Jon, may you both enjoy family life to the full - you deserve to be happy.

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comment by Isamat (U3990092)

posted Dec 15, 2006

Well, how lovely! Congratulations and very best wishes to Lindsay and her husband.
I will greatly miss her beautifully clean ball striking and her gracious and sunny personality, but she is ready to move on and things seem to have worked out with excellent timing!

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posted Dec 15, 2006

I think she's got the timing right for retirement. She will be missed but I don't think anyone's going to grudge her calling it a day at this time in her career.

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posted Dec 16, 2006

sad to see lindsay go- 1 of my favourite players.
i remember when i was first starting to get into tennis i didnt really like her that much because i was a Hingis fan and they seemed to be having a bit of a rivalry. But she grew on me with time and now unfortunately we may not have the privalage of seeing her play again- all the best lindsay and congratulations

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posted Dec 16, 2006

thought linday lacked the sparkle of a sabatini, or a seles, but she grew on u with time, very steady player very consistant, and isnt she the 2nd biggest earner ever on the womans tour???????? whos top by the way???

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posted Dec 16, 2006

Good luck and best wishes to you on your retirement. Tennis will surely miss you. <biggrin>

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comment by Clem_89 (U6749026)

posted Dec 17, 2006

Steffi Grath was the all time top earner i think... Anyway best wishes to Lindsay! :D She is everything this sport is about and will be missed

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comment by gianp65 (U1934885)

posted Dec 26, 2006

I think it's highly unlikely Lindsay will return to the tennis court professionally....Unfortunately one of the most complete, professional and true sportswoman will soon be starting her new life as a mother, of which i think we should all wish her the very best for....Lindsay you have the most complete game, and your style and your graceful manner, is something that most on the tour could take a lesson from....

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