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Davenport is out of French Open

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Lindsay Davenport
Davenport reached the French Open semi-finals in 1998

Former world number one Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the French Open due to personal reasons.

The 31-year-old, who reached the semi-finals in 1998, took an 11-month break to have a baby and returned to the sport in September 2007.

Davenport's American compatriots Meilen Tu and Meghann Shaughnessy have also pulled out because of injury worries.

In the men's draw, 2004 runner-up Guillermo Coria will replace the injured Andy Roddick.

Davenport won three out of four tournaments after returning just three months after giving birth to son Jagger.

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She was defeated in the second round of the Australian Open in February by Maria Sharapova and went out of the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in April.

Later in April she was forced to withdraw from the semi-finals of Amelia Island Championships in Florida due to illness.

During her illustrious career Davenport picked up an Olympic gold medal with the USA in 1996 and won the US Open in 1998.

The following year she won Wimbledon and she clinched the Australian Open in 2000.

The French Open starts on 25 May.


see also
Two sign up for Eastbourne 2008
08 May 08 |  Tennis
Davenport seals title on return
16 Sep 07 |  Tennis
Bank Holiday weekend on BBC Sport
19 May 08 |  TV/Radio Schedule


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