Davenport contemplates retiring

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

This could be Lindsay Davenport's last Wimbledon. Davenport reached the semifinals for the fourth time on Tuesday.

Davenport contemplates retiring
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This could be Lindsay Davenport's last Wimbledon. Davenport reached the semifinals for the fourth time on Tuesday, with a 6-2, 6-2 win over 19-year-old Karolina Sprem. The Croat had upset former two-time champion Venus Williams in the second round, but had 21 unforced errors in the quarterfinal. Davenport had only eight unforced errors and never faced a break point. She acknowledged that she is contemplating retirement next year. "There's probably a good chance that's the case, but nothing definitive," said. "I plan to, no matter what, play out this year and then kind of go over it in my mind again." Davenport, who married John Leach in April last year, said marriage had changed her perspective on touring. Injuries also "kind of curtail the excitement" of tennis, she said. "There's no question of marriage and everything else is a higher priority," she said. "I still love to play tennis... but I'm 28, I don't foresee myself playing many more majors," she added. Davenport won the last of her three Grand Slam titles at the 2000 Australian Open. Since then she's struggled with knee and foot injuries and has slipped from No 1 to No 5 in the rankings. (PTI)

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