Lured by Olympics, Lindsay Davenport considers full-time return to tennis
In what may be one of the shortest retirements from tennis — and speediest recoveries from a Caesarean section — ever, new mom Lindsay Davenport will play her first match since September this weekend as a member of the Sacramento Capitals of World Team Tennis. Being mom to her 5-week-old son Jagger has left Lindsay "feeling great" — So great, in fact, that the former world #1 is considering a return to the pro tour in order to play in next years’ Olympic games in Beijing.
I haven’t made any final decisions. It’s a small goal I’m working towards … Things have healed really quickly. It’s been so much fun preparing. I’ve been hitting with my husband.
I looked at it as a really fun challenge, to see if I could come back so quickly and give me a kick in the pants and see if I could be active.
Jagger was delivered 3-weeks early due to an unspecified complication with the pregnancy, and is a completely healthy baby. According to Lindsay, Jagger — whose name "has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones" — will be making an appearance at her upcoming tennis match, along with a nanny and her husband Jonathan Leach.
I’m hoping [Jagger] will bring me even more joy on the road and more fun. The challenge for me is about balancing everything. I totally understand the working mom’s guilt. If I go practice, I feel bad.
Jagger is the first child for Lindsay and Jonathan.
Thanks to CBB reader Nicole.