Lindsay Davenport On Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' Wife: "Very Loving, Very Loyal"

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Entertainment Tonight" spoke with former No. 1-ranked women's pro tennis player Lindsay Davenport about Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' wife, and the state of her marriage to the golf pro. Here is the press release:

December 7, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA)-- ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT spoke exclusively to Elin Nordegren's friend Lindsay Davenport over the weekend for a new interview to air tonight, December 7th.

The three-time Grand Slam tennis champ tells ET that the picture being painted of Elin by the media as an aggressive woman is completely false. "Certainly she did not go after [Tiger] physically and go after him with a golf club. That is not what happened. She's incredibly hurt by what has gone on but she handles herself with class and she's working it out as best she can."

Lindsay describes the acclaimed golfer's spouse as "very loving, very loyal" and "level-headed." Lindsay says she has spoken to Elin since the scandal broke, "I don't think Elin particularly cares what people think about her. The illusion and the identity out there about her is not her. Although she is having a tough time, she's really trying to get through it for the kids. What people are saying about her is not what happened."

On the current state of Tiger and Elin's seemingly rocky marriage, she says, "Nobody wants to go through divorce, especially when there's young children involved. Her priority [is] her children Sam and Charlie. She's obviously protecting them from the media. Everyone's wish when you get married is to make it work and we'll see if they're able to do that."

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