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Sharapova gets walkover to final as Davenport withdraws

Updated: April 12, 2008, 2:42 PM ET
Associated Press

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Lindsay Davenport withdrew from the Bausch & Lomb Championships because of fever and aches before her semifinal Saturday against Maria Sharapova.

This is the first time in her 16 years on the WTA Tour the three-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of an event because of sickness. Davenport's withdrawal means Sharapova gets a walkover into Sunday's title match, her first final on clay.

Davenport's illness may stem from the cold her 10-month-old son ...

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