Knee injury forces Davenport out of Wimbledon

June 26th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 26 (DPA) The 1999 Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport withdrew before her second round match at the Wimbledon Championships Thursday due to a knee injury. The 32-year-old’s pullout allowed Argentine opponent Gisela Dulko through after Davenport received treatment for her problem during a first-round win two days ago against Czech Renata Voracova.

“I toyed with the idea of going out because it didn’t hurt at all to serve,” said the American.

“But it’s the second round, and I feel like I want to be a 100 percent and have a chance to win, not just hope to get by one more round.”

Davenport also withdrew last week from her only grass-court tune-up at Eastbourne.

“If I’ve learned anything over my career, this is the way it goes sometimes. I was so relieved it was nothing major, like it doesn’t require surgery and doesn’t impact my previous surgery,” she said.

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