Bammer playing better with daughter by her side

Sybille Bammer sometimes thinks like a child, and that's OK. Bammer's 5-year-old daughter helps keep things in perspective for the only mom ranked in the top 100 on the WTA Tour.

Updated: March 25, 2007, 8:12 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Sybille Bammer came into the Sony Ericsson Open with a career-high ranking of No. 30, but that didn't mean her competitive life suddenly smoothed out. The week after an exhilarating run to the semifinals at the Pacific Life Open, Bammer found herself on an outer court battling a stubborn opponent and a damp, swirling wind that rattled the surrounding palm trees.

Bammer won the first set but labored through the second and looked listless in the third as she lost her ...

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