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tennisbuddy12
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Former champion Davenport withdraws from Wimbledon



LONDON (Reuters) - Former champion Lindsay Davenport withdrew on Monday from the Wimbledon championships.

The American, who also finished runner-up to Venus Williams last year, has been out of action since March with a shoulder problem and has failed to recover in time for the grasscourt grand slam which begins next Monday.

Davenport joins Venus's younger sister Serena, winner in 2002 and 2003, among the notable absentees. Serena has a knee injury.

Spain's Carlos Moya, Guillermo Coria of Argentina and big-serving American Taylor Dent have also been sidelined.

Effy
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:31 PM
oh Davi :sad:

i hoped so much that she would play

Stamp Paid
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Will she get on with it now????

RAA
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:37 PM
too bad but not totally unexpected...

stevos
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:39 PM
So sad! :sad: Now Venus will win easily, BORRING! :D

schris
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:43 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

dylan24
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:59 PM
not like chokenport was going to win anyways.

beauty_is_pink
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:01 PM
I miss seeing Lindsay play :sad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:02 PM
not like chokenport was going to win anyways.


:o

partbrit
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:04 PM
I knew it was coming, but I feel sad about it. Poor Lindsay.

tennisfan2480
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:05 PM
I will only be happy about this news if it is because she is pregnant.

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Will she get on with it now????

Hopefully not :D

Even if it's just to piss haters like you off, I hope she hangs around :wavey:

Stamp Paid
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Hopefully not :D

Even if it's just to piss haters like you off, I hope she hangs around :wavey:

LOL, her mere presence doesn't piss me off. She is not Jenfat.

The Daviator
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:11 PM
LOL, her mere presence doesn't piss me off. She is not Jenfat.

So please stop being so negative about her :rolleyes:

gmak
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:13 PM
lindsay :crying2: :sad: :tears:

i knew it was coming though :shrug:

thelittlestelf
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:13 PM
This really is devastating :sad:.

I really hope Lindsay comes back. :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

santhuruu
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:28 PM
I never knew she had a shoulder problem, I thought while looking at the thread name that she would pull out because she is pregnant, to sad though, cause Wimbledon isn't the same without Davenport and S. Williams

Carmen Mairena
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Life sucks! :sobbing: :awww: :crying2: :tears:

Denise4925
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:32 PM
I never knew she had a shoulder problem, I thought while looking at the thread name that she would pull out because she is pregnant, to sad though, cause Wimbledon isn't the same without Davenport and S. Williams
I concur, I'll miss Linds. Get well soon.

dreamgoddess099
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:57 PM
So sad! :sad: Now Venus will win easily, BORRING! :D
Or Justine, or Maria, Or Kim.

auntie janie
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Oh no! :bigcry:

Danči Dementia
Jun 19th, 2006, 10:00 PM
oh Davi :sad:

i hoped so much that she would play

Lindsay :bigcry: :bigcry: :sobbing: :tears:
I was hoping to see her winning it Oh I miss Davi wanna se her again :)

PLP
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:22 PM
I never knew she had a shoulder problem, I thought while looking at the thread name that she would pull out because she is pregnant, to sad though, cause Wimbledon isn't the same without Davenport and S. Williams
I thought it was a back problem actually. I know she will be back soon, she will retire on her own accord, not out of injury, I am sure of that>P

tennisIlove09
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Davenport Withdraws From Wimbledon
http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/DavenportIwells06BAZ.jpg
Photo By Michael Baz By Tennis Week
06/20/2006


Another former top-ranked American who once left her fingerprints on the fame Rosewater Dish has departed the Wimbledon field before the grass-court Grand Slam has even begun. Lindsay Davenport, who held a match point against Venus Williams before bowing in the longest Wimbledon women's final in history last July, officially withdrew from Wimbledon due to the back injury that has prevented her from playing a match since mid March.


The 1999 Wimbledon winner joins 2002-2003 champion Serena Williams, who pulled out citing a knee injury, on the sidelines.

A trio of American women — sisters Venus and Serena Williams and Davenport — have combined to raise the Rosewater Dish six of the past seven years with only Maria Sharapova, who surprised two-time defending champion Serena to win Wimbledon in 2004, snapping that streak of American dominance at the All England Club.

Venus and Davenport engaged in a Centre Court duel that developed into one of the most dramatic Wimbledon finals of the Open Era last year before Williams edged the top-seeded Davenport, 4-6, 7-6(4), 9-7 in a two-hour, 45-minute match for the ages in which the 14th-seeded Williams became the lowest-seeded woman to win Wimbledon and became the first woman since Helen Wills beat Helen Jacobs in 1935 to save a match point and win the championship match.

With both Davenport, who finished the 2005 season holding the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth time in her career, and Serena sidelined, reigning champion Venus is the best American hope — male or female — to reign at the grass-court Grand Slam. Venus has advanced to the Wimbledon final in five of the past six years with only her second-round upset to Karolina Sprem marred by a scoring snafu in the tiebreak by chair umpire Ted Watts interrupting her string of final appearances.

Davenport's competitive future remains in doubt. The sixth-ranked Davenport has not played since her three-set setback to Martina Hingis at the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells in mid March. In withdrawing from Roland Garros in May, Davenport said she was trying to regain her health "to allow me to defend my chances normally. I am working hard to come back as quickly as possible to the circuit."

The 30-year-old Davenport, who has been suffering from a bulging disk in her back since February's Dubai tournament, underwent an MRI in March that revealed the injury. Doctors advised her to take several weeks off for rest and rehab.

"Hard to go through exactly what rehab means while you're playing a tournament," Davenport said after her loss to Hingis in Indian Wells. "(In) Dubai, it was really bothering me. Came back. The first days here, was really bothering me again. Did an MRI. Obviously, showed that (bulging disc). You know, it's tough to decide exactly what you want to do."

During the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships in Los Angeles last November, Davenport said she was considering skipping the clay-court season in an effort to reduce her schedule and give herself the best shot to win another major title at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open and now Flushing Meadows represents her final shot of the season.

Carlos Moya and Taylor Dent have both withdrawn from the Wimbledon men's field, joining Guillermo Coria , Igor Andreev, Victor Hanescu and Jose Acasuso on the sidelines.

Wimbledon begins on June 26. For more information, please visit the official Wimbledon.org (ttp://www.wimbledon.org/) web site.

Sun*Kissed
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:49 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry: Lindsay :sad:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:05 AM
its dissapointing but not unexpected

dav abu
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:36 AM
thanks to the people who are posting the articles. I wasn't expecting Lindsay to win Wimbledon after being out for so long but thats not the point we want to see her fit, healthy and playing.

tennisboi
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:52 AM
ON NO:sad:

VeeDaQueen
Jun 20th, 2006, 12:08 PM
i knew something was wrong when she lost to hingis on hard courts :tape: :tape:

KClijsters
Jun 20th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Yeah, it's very dissapointing because she's a really good player. And certain on grass. But it was not totally unexpected.

Meesh
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:41 PM
:sad: Oh, I was hoping she would be ready for Wimby. and no Taylor Dent either... this sucks

Get Well Lindsay , Serena , Taylor