Davenport has a Special Ranking at #12 that she can use to enter tournaments
I'm not sure if this has been posted already.
Don't count on Davenport to request a wildcard for the tier 1 & Grand Slam tournaments any time soon. The WTA website shows that although Lindsay Davenport is currently ranked #234 in the world she has a special ranking of #12.
I guess since alot of the top players did not enter Bali this week Davenport was able to get a spot in the main draw.
I thought the WTA eliminated special rankings for all players, I guess the special ranking rule is still applicable if a player takes a maternity leave from the tour.
Re: Davenport has a Special Ranking at #12 that she can use to enter tournaments
I knew she had a special ranking, but I didn't know that WTATour would list in the upcoming events like that.
That's pretty cool
Hopefully Linds enters at least another tournament before the end of the season though.
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I wonder if this is truly a full fledged comeback from Davenport if she'll avoid the red clay and French Open like she did in '06.
Given that she wants to play the Olympics, my guess is it's a full-fledged comeback. Regardless, I'd be surprised to see her play the French Open. No disrespect to Lindsay, but she doesn't stand a chance of winning there, so why risk an injury so close to Wimbledon. I'm guessing she'll play Amelia Island, then give it a rest and train for the grasscourt season. I like Lindsay, but can't really see her contending at the Grand Slams -- at least not in the way she contended before. But maybe I'm wrong.
It would be interesting if she opted to play Paris as a nice bon voyage to her career -- the way Connors did his last year on the tour.
All in all, you have to admire Lindsay for coming back so soon after a C-section. It goes to show that she loved tennis after all. I used to get frustrated with some of her comments that suggested she couldn't wait to be through with the game and everything that came with it. Lindsay, Venus, Serena and Capriati really gave the U.S. women something to cheer about. On reflection, they were probably the greatest group of U.S. players to play the game at one time -- all of the capable of -- and actually -- winning grand slams at the same time.