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Davenport joins list of French absentees

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  • Former world number one Lindsay Davenport out of upcoming French Open
  • Fellow-Americans Meilen Tu and Meghann Shaughnessy also miss the event
  • 2004 runner-up Guillermo Coria replaces injured Andy Roddick in men's draw
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PARIS, France -- Former world number one Lindsay Davenport, as well as American compatriots Meilen Tu and Meghann Shaughnessy have pulled out of the French Open, which starts on Sunday.

Former world number one Lindsay Davenport has decided not to compete at Rolland Garros this year.

Davenport, 31 and a mother since last June, said she had pulled out for "personal reasons."

Tu says she is "insufficiently recovered" from a hip complaint, while Shaughnessy is suffering from a left knee injury.

The trio will be replaced in the women's draw by Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak, Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh and Colombia's Catalina Castano.

Meanwhile, Argentine Guillermo Coria, the 2004 Roland Garros runner-up, will replace injured Andy Roddick in the men's draw.

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