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Davenport out of Olympic singles

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Posted Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:50 PM ET
BEIJING (AP) -- Lindsay Davenport withdrew from singles at the Olympics on Friday because of a lingering knee injury that has sidelined her since late June.

Davenport still hopes to play doubles with U.S. teammate Liezel Huber. The tournament begins Sunday.

The 32-year-old Davenport returned to the women's tour last year after becoming a mother, and her comeback was motivated in large part by a desire to play at Beijing. She won the gold medal in singles at Atlanta in 1996, and her father played volleyball at the 1968 Olympics.

Hours before withdrawing, Davenport attended a news conference for the U.S. tennis team and said her right knee was still a concern.

"I've been resting it since hurting it at Wimbledon for the purpose of being here and being able to do my best," she said. "For me it's a thrill to be back no matter what happens. It's the Olympics."

Davenport hasn't played since winning her opening match at Wimbledon, where she withdrew before the second round.

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Oh my god. You're kidding me right...........
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who takes her place?

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Omg. I want to cry.
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Horrible. Wasn't this the main reason she came back? Who will take her place?

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I can't believe this This means a successful doubles campaign is out of the question too This stupid injury just had to happen and mess up the entire comeback.
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Has this got to be the worst Olympic field ever? The real stars are only Venus and Serena... I hope they get to the final.
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What a surprise.

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Re: Davenport out of Olympic singles

does an American get the spot or another player?


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poor Lindz She came back just for this too...

so who will get her spot?
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does an American get the spot or another player?
A new player, someone from doubles. Martinez Sanchez is ALT # 1 according to the rules in the Olympics Entry thread. I am sure her replacement will be announced soon.
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Terrible news Hope she will still play the USO.
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blah, you'd expect those articles would also say who'd get the spot, but no -_-

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