CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Lindsay Davenport is coming out of retirement to play doubles at a WTA Tour event near San Diego.
Tournament officials said Friday that Davenport has accepted a wild card to play with fellow American Liezel Huber at the Mercury Insurance Open July 31-Aug. 8 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.
Davenport hasn't played in a tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open, where she reached the third round in singles and doubles.
She was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2001, 2004 and 2005, and is a three-time major champion.
Davenport and Huber played together at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, reaching the quarterfinals in doubles.
Davenport won singles titles at La Costa in 1998 and 2004, and also twice won the doubles. The La Costa tournament marks the return of women's pro tennis to Carlsbad after a two-year absence.