Former women's world no. 1 Lindsay Davenport, of the United States, is pregnant and will not particpate in the World TeamTennis Pro League this summer.
Davenport has been put under travel and activity restrictions by her doctor.
She was scheduled to play her first match on Tuesday night in Newport Beach, but will be replaced by teammate Maria Sanchez.
Just a few days ago, the American teamed up with another former women's world no.
1 Martina Hingis to win the Wimbledon invitational ladies doubles title. The duo beat Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna in the finals. This will be the third child for Davenport and husband Rick Leach. “Lindsay is like family to us, so her family and health are what is most important,” Aces president Dani Apted-Schlottman said in a statement.
Davenport won 3 Grand Slam titles during her pro career and even came back to professional tennis after the birth of her first child. In her comeback as a mother, Davennport won 2 low key WTA events but was not able to make any impact at the Grand Slams.
However, before her comeback gained steam, the American learnt she was pregnant with her second child and has not playedc ompetitively since.