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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The Victory Trail.
Davenport Refreshed and Reconsidering
Refreshed Davenport back in action
She returns for U.S. Open buildup after 14 straight
victories, three tourney titles, two weeks off
The Associated Press
Updated: 9:02 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2004
MASON, Ohio - Lindsay Davenport sounds absolutely refreshed about tennis.
She had hinted she might not return to Wimbledon after a loss in the semifinals in July. When she arrived in Cincinnati, however, her mood had changed dramatically. After taking two weeks off, she’s ready to go.
“This is my favorite time of the year to play — summer in the United States,” Davenport said Wednesday at the Western and Southern Women’s Open. “I want to keep the roll going that I’ve built, and this is my best surface.”
Davenport has won 14 consecutive matches and three straight tournaments since losing to eventual champion Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon semifinals. After that match, when asked how many times she might be returning to Wimbledon, davenport replied, “I’d be surprised if I was back.”
“I think that was blown out of proportion a little bit,” Davenport said. “I’m 28 and I’ve been playing (professionally) since I was 15. I’ve had a long amazing career. A lot depends on my health.”
The WTA’s fourth-ranked player is seeded first in the Ohio tournament and is to play No. 137 Lilia Osterloh in the round of 16 Thursday night.
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