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Davenport wins in 2008 opener

Jan. 4, 2008 at 10:09 PM

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport kicked off a new year Saturday by capturing the ASB Classic in New Zealand with a straight sets victory over Aravane Rezai.

Davenport returned to the world of competitive tennis after the birth of her first child and has won 18 of 19 matches since.

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She defeated Rezai 6-2, 6-2 and established herself as a threat in the upcoming first major event of the season -- the Australian Open.

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