Meet a champion tennis player and mom

July 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tennis anyone? From Wimbledon champ to mother, how Lindsay Davenport found a "love match" with motherhood. Lindsay, along with other tennis greats, will be playing in this week's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.

Lindsay is a three-time grand slamp champion and an Olympic gold medalist. She has won over 80 titles (singles and doubles combined).

She is the mother of a 13-month old boy, Jagger Jonathan Leach.

After finding out she was pregnant, Lindsay took a year off so she could enjoy the experience of motherhood. Six weeks after giving birth she participated in a one-night exhibition. Six weeks after that, she played in her first tournament and won.

So far, Lindsay says she's been able to find the right balance between being on tour and having a family. She can relate to many of the same struggles other working moms face.

You can see Lindsay compete in the Bank of the West Classic this week at Stanford in Palo Alto.

2008 Bank of the West Classic
The Bank of the West Classic, in its 38th year, is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the US Open Series. A Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier II event, the Bank of the West Classic is a well-established Bay Area event and features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $700,000. Held on Stanford University's campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams. Serving up the best in women's tennis, exceptional television coverage and with 33,000 expected to be in attendance throughout the week, the Bank of the West Classic is sure to provide world class entertainment for all ages.

For information on the Bank of the West Classic, visit www.bankofthewestclassic.com.

To purchase tickets, click here.


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