Davenport pulls out of Australian Open

December 18th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Dec 18 (IANS) Former world No 1. Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the Australian Open after being pregnant with her second child.The American, who won the last of her three Grand Slam singles titles at Melbourne in 2000, was to play in the tournament that begins Jan 19.

“Of course this is unexpected but exciting surprise. I will now be putting tennis on hold for the foreseeable future,” Davenport said in a statement. Davenport is married to Jon Leach, investment banker.

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