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Before singles return, Davenport wins doubles at Bali

9/10/2007 - Tennis

NUSA DUA, Indonesia -- In a warm-up for her first singles
match in nearly a year, Lindsay Davenport earned a straight-sets doubles victory at the Bali Open on Monday.

Davenport teamed with Daniela Hantuchova to defeat Sophie Lefevre and Ipek
Senoglu 6-3, 6-1.

Davenport will face fifth-seed Eleni Daniilidou on Tuesday for
the first singles match of her comeback.

The 31-year-old Davenport played doubles at the Pilot Pen
tournament last month after giving birth to her son, Jagger, in June.

"It's not an easy first match," she said. "But it's not
really about who I play and winning matches. It's hard to put
expectations on myself after everything that's happened in the last
year."

Davenport plans to play next week in Beijing, and then train for the Australian Open.

In other first-round singles play, wild-card entry Elise Tamalea
of the Netherlands needed three sets to eliminate American Jill
Craybas 4-6, 7-6 (4) 6-2; Youlia Fedossova blanked Hsieh Su-Wei
6-0, 6-0; and Romanian Edina Gallovits routed Jarmilla Gajdosova
6-1, 6-0.