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Monday, September 10, 2007
Before singles return, Davenport wins doubles at Bali

Associated Press

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.

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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.