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'It's been a great summer'

Updated: August 26, 2004, 12:21 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

When the 2004 tennis year began there were a handful of candidates for a defining winning streak in women's tennis. One of them was not Lindsay Davenport.

Davenport, fast approaching 28, was coming off surgery on her left foot and this followed a serious knee surgery the year before. She had gotten married in 2003 and was already talking about the pleasing prospect of becoming a mother. After she lost in the semifinals at Wimbledon, Davenport talked openly of retiring.

Which is why ...

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