Lured by Olympics, Lindsay Davenport considers full-time return to tennis

07/17/2007 at 04:23 PM ET

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. 

Source:  AP

Thanks to CBB reader Nicole.


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Sasha on

YOU GO GIRL!!!! Lindsey Davenport rocks!! Gotta love what you do.

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