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Decision time for Davenport as family ties start to bind
AFP ^ | August 26, 2008

Posted on 08/26/2008 11:17:37 AM PDT by george76

Three-time Grand Slam winner Lindsay Davenport took a winning first step at the US Open on Monday...

But it may be her infant son Jagger who has the final say in how long 32-year-old mum continues her tennis career.

Her experience in China was also the first time at an event without her son since his birth in June, 2007, and Davenport admits she felt the tug of motherhood.

"When I went to Beijing I left him for two weeks and it was heart-breaking - not so much my husband, but my son," she said.

"It's obviously not easy to be a family when you have two working parents and one travelling.

That burst of form arrived as a surprise a year after she publicly pondered retirement in New York in 2006 before falling pregnant.

"Each time I play a Grand Slam I always think that it could be my last time playing here," Davenport said. "I've obviously learned that I have no idea what the future kind of holds and what will happen.

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: china; davenport; lindsaydavenport; motherhood

1 posted on 08/26/2008 11:17:37 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Admittedly, I only read the headline, but this is tragic. First the Mississippi floods and nearly wipes out the town, and now this???
Lord, why have you forsaken them?
2 posted on 08/26/2008 11:26:24 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Let's kick this journalist in the scrotum. "Family ties start to bind"? Oh, the woman has a baby but her life isn't supposed to change? The baby is supposed to just be accomodating?

Ms. Davenport wasn't quoted as saying anything that offended me. It's the clear attitude of the writer which makes me sick.

3 posted on 08/26/2008 11:32:14 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: Dianna

look, I am just grateful for anything NOT connected with Barry the Bolshevik........I might have to go over to the seafood thread.....

4 posted on 08/27/2008 2:18:34 AM PDT by cherry
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