Davenport Wins In Doubles
Published July 28, 2010 12:00
STANFORD, CA, USA - Lindsay Davenport made a winning return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in doubles on Wednesday night, joining up with Liezel Huber to win in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic.
Davenport, a three-time singles champion and four-time doubles champion at this event, as well as a two-time mother now, announced earlier this season she would be playing doubles at Tour events in the summer, and at one of her favorite stops she made a successful return. She and Huber beat Michaella Krajicek and Melanie Oudin handily in just 67 minutes straight sets, 64 62.
"It was a lot of fun," Davenport said. "Stanford has always been one of my favorite tournaments, so I'm happy to come back here. The competitive juices started flowing. I'm happy with the match and with my partner!
"I'm much older now and have two kids - this is a good challenge."
"I wasn't nervous playing with Lindsay. We had great practice at her place last week and we knew what we had to do," Huber said. "The second set went much better than the first. I'm looking forward to playing our next match!"
Davenport and Huber are playing together for just the second time, having paired up at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. There, they beat Polish duo Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska and Belarusians Victoria Azarenka and Tatiana Poutchek before falling to Spanish eventual silver medalists Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual in the quarters, 8-6 in the third set.