With her quarterfinal victory at the Open Gaz de France on Feb. 11, Kim Clijsters regained the No. 1 ranking for the first time since giving birth to daughter Jada during a 28-month hiatus from tennis. Here's a look at some other famous athletes who balance their athletic career with motherhood.
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Seven weeks after giving birth to her first daughter in 2009, Candace Parker returned to action for the Los Angeles Sparks.
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Olympian Dara Torres competed at the U.S. national championships less than 15 months after the 2007 birth of her daughter, Tessa, and then took home three silver medals at the 2008 Olympics.
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The face of women's soccer, Mia Hamm and husband Nomar Garciaparra welcomed a set of twins in 2007.
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A defender for the U.S. national team, Christie Rampone gave birth to daughter, Rylie, in 2005.
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One of the original stars of the WNBA and a veteran of USA Basketball, Cynthia Cooper has a set of twins.
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One place Candace Parker can look for advice: Sparks teammate Lisa Leslie. Leslie gave birth to her daughter, Lauren, in 2007.
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Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport welcomed her first son, Jagger, in 2007. Three months after his birth she won a tournament in Bali but retired soon after. In June, she gave birth to a daughter, Lauren.
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SI cover girl and former U.S. Olympic softball team star Jennie Finch has a son, Ace, who is bound to be quite the baseball star: His father is former MLB pitcher Casey Daigle.
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British marathon runner Paula Radcliffe won the NYC marathon nine months after the birth of her daughter, Isla.
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Former WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes has an 11-year-old son, Jordan.
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