Injured Davenport Aims to Play Wimbledon

June 17, 2008 6:53:15 AM PDT
Lindsay Davenport withdrew from the International Women's Open on Tuesday with a knee injury, but expects to compete at Wimbledon. Davenport, who was set to play in her first event since defaulting from her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova at Amelia Island in April, won the Eastbourne title in 2001, and Wimbledon in 1999.

"I am very disappointed to be unable to compete here but I unfortunately injured my right knee in practice over the weekend and was unable to recover in time for today's match," Davenport said in a brief statement released by Eastbourne organizers. "I look forward to it getting better and resting and, of course, being able to play next week at Wimbledon."

Davenport, who has three Grand Slam singles titles, returned to the WTA Tour in August last year after an 11-month absence to have a baby. She has played only seven tournaments this year, winning titles at Auckland in January and Memphis in March.