Davenport returns to singles play with win

By JOHN HENDEL, NewsTrack Editor  |  Sept. 11, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport, in her first singles match in a year, posted a straight-set upset Tuesday in the $225,000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Indonesia.

Davenport hadn't played singles tennis since last September and had one doubles match since the birth of her son in June. But she had little trouble in a 6-2, 6-2 rout of fifth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou in first-round play of the hard-court tournament.

Davenport next faces Julie Ditty, who was a 6-2, 6-1 winner in her first-round match with Hana Sromova.

Eighth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova was routed by qualifier Meng Yuan, 6-0, 6-1, in another first-round upset.

Three seeded players managed to advance. No. 3 Patty Schnyder stopped Shuai Zhang, 6-4, 6-2; fourth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues beat Sandy Gumulyz, 6-1, 6-1; and No. 6 Martina Muller top Tatiana Poutchek, 6-3, 6-3.

Also winning Tuesday were Casey Dellacqua, Sara Errani, Sorana Cirstea and Ayumi Morita.

The winner of the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic will collect $32,340.

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