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Davenport cruises in Quebec

sports Updated: Oct 31, 2007 15:38 IST

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American Lindsay Davenport made the most of her wild card invitation with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seventh seed Angelique Kerber in the $175,000 WTA Bell Challenge on Tuesday.

Davenport, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is playing in her third tournament of the year after taking nearly a year off for the birth of her son, Jagger, in June.

Motherhood seems to agree with the 31-year-old, who returned to the court in September at Bali and won her 52nd career title.

She then reached the semi-finals in Beijing.

Davenport, facing the 19-year-old Kerber of Germany for the first time, encountered little resistance.

The only other match on Tuesday to feature a seeded player was eighth-seeded Olga Poutchkova's 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kiwi qualifier Marina Erakovic.

Poutchkova, of Belarus, was whitewashed 6-0, 6-0, by France's Marion Bartoli in the title match here last year. That was Poutchkova's last appearance in a final.