Davenport hints at retirement

Los Angeles, December 2:

Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport has been dropping hints that her tennis career could finally be over.

The 32-year-old has vowed to decide in the next few days whether she will prepare for the Australian Open, which begins on January 19 in Melbourne. “I’ll have to sit down more seriously and look at what I want to do in the future,” she admitted. “I need to be practising by early December if I’m going to Australia for the Open.”

Returning to the game just three months after the birth of her child, she picked up another two titles plus another pair early in 2008.

But now, retirement could again be on the programme as Davenport lays the groundwork for a possible final goodbye. “Jagger has definitely made my life more busy,” she said. “My husband and I are just having a blast. We definitely want more. I mean, I am 32, so I still have a lot of child-bearing years left.”