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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 January, 2005, 13:56 GMT
Davenport hopes to return in 2006
Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport said fatigue had cost her a first grand slam title in five years at the Australian Open, but she hopes to play in it again in 2006.

"My body's definitely a little bit worn down," said the 28-year-old after her 2-6 6-3 6-0 defeat by Serena Williams.

"I think at the end, I was just overall a little bit fatigued."

But, asked if it might have been her last time playing in the tournament, she added: "I haven't gone there yet. I do hope I'll be back."

Despite finishing last season ranked number one, Davenport has not won a Grand Slam since the 2000 Australian Open.

And the American also finished as runner-up in the doubles this year in Melbourne.

"I think more than anything, just especially this last week, (I spent) a lot of hours on the court, just a lot of close, long matches," she added.

"It was definitely physically, really getting down there for sure," Davenport said of the final.


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