Davenport still recovering from back injury

PARIS -- Lindsay Davenport withdrew from the French Open on Tuesday because she is still recovering from a back injury.

Davenport, who reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros last year, said in a statement that she has not recovered sufficiently "to allow me to defend my chances normally."

Davenport, ranked No. 7 in the world, has not played since aggravating her back in mid-March at the Pacific Life Open.

"I am working hard to come back as quickly as possible to the circuit," said Davenport, who reached the French Open semifinals in 1998.

Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine will replace her in the draw.

Marie Gayanay Mikaelian of Switzerland also withdrew because of an elbow injury and will be replaced by Anastassia Rodionova of Russia.

On the men's side, Taylor Dent of the United States withdrew with a back injury. Fernando Vicente of Spain will replace him.