Lawn Tennis
Lindsay Davenport Wins Bali Title
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Correspondent, Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2007 11:27am CST USA
Lindsay Davenport Wins Bali Title
Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/AP
Bali--( American Lindsay Davenport, absent from the WTA Tour after giving birth to her baby Jagger Jonathan Leach, sealed her return this week with a win in the final of the Bali Open beating second seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Davenport, 31, who was playing her first singles tournament this year also defeated top seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and fifth seeded Eleni Daniilidou of Greece earlier in the week.

"I'm a little bit in shock," said Davenport. "It's just overwhelming and exciting. I swear this is probably the first tournament I've played in four years where I didn't have anything wrong with my lower extremities."

Davenport and Hantuchova traded the first two sets. In set three Davenport went ahead 2-1 before taking the next three games without losing a point.

"She threw in a couple of errors ... that really gave me a lot of confidence and momentum," Davenport said. "That relaxed me a little bit more in my service games, and I was able to make some more first serves."

Davenport had not played a tournament on the WTA Tour since September 2006 and gave birth to her son June 10th.

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