LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – Three-time major champion Lindsay Davenport is pregnant and will miss at least the start of the 2007 tennis season.
Davenport and her husband, Jonathan Leach, are expecting their first child in early summer, according to a news release issued Wednesday by her agent, Tony Godsick.
There was no indication in the release whether or not the 30-year-old Davenport plans to play professionally again.
She won the U.S. Open singles title in 1998, Wimbledon in 1999 and the Australian Open in 2000, along with an Olympic gold medal in 1996. The American has won a total of 51 titles in singles, 36 in doubles, and finished four seasons ranked No. 1: 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005.
Davenport ends 2006 ranked 25th.
Congratulations to Lindsay and her husband. I don’t ever recall a major ladies professional tennis player that was also a mother too when active but I don’t follow the sport that much. In pro golf, there are some 20-30 players who are mothers also. Hall of famer Juli Inkster is the best playing Mom of any active players.
Update- There are 28 Moms on the LPGA tour. Including two who are expecting their first child. Congrats to Catorina and Karen.
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