Davenport's quiet accomplishments

Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn from Wimbledon. While her career might be nearing its conclusion, Bonnie DeSimone writes we should appreciate the Californian's quiet greatness.

Updated: June 22, 2006, 11:31 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

Lindsay Davenport's withdrawal from Wimbledon because of a lingering back injury comes just a year after her scintillating final there with Venus Williams. Davenport's scratch, extending three months of inactivity, was such a foregone conclusion that when it came across on the wires, it seemed like old news.

Davenport turned 30 earlier this month. She turned down an interview request through her agent, Tony Godsick, who said she hopes to play again at Stanford in late July.

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