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Mauresmo wins Australian Open

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Hardly in the best circumstances though. Think

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Amelie Mauresmo finally claimed her first Grand Slam title when Justine Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire during the Australian Open final.

Mauresmo was leading 6-1 2-0 when Henin-Hardenne told the umpire she could not continue as she complained of having "no energy".


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4649688.stm
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Also: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4656920.stm
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What an anti-climx. Feel sorry for Henin. Mauresmo wouldn't have wanted to win that way either, she would have loved to have been able to serve for the championship and win that last point and celebrate properly etc. Bit of a bittersweet way to win your first grand slam.
She had 3 people retired against her throughout the tournament.....
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Henin didn't deserve it. I just hate the way she puts her little hand up before matchpoint en the way the yells for a medical time out when she's tired. Good for Mauresmo.  Rolling Eyes
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MAkes you wonder if there should be some rule whereby if Justine knew she couldnt compete the one of the semi finalists could have played the final instead...
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That's true, I often think about that too!
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yeah i would have thought that would be sensible however i suppose noone would want to pull out of the final if they have even the smallest chance of competing and winning
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Again true dontknow Thought about that too Wink But still... It's very complicated.
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yeah.so whos the nice and whos the nasty one out of mauresmo and henin-hardennei cant remember
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I don't know... dontknow Mauresmo is often seen as the nice one.
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thats good then.i thought there had been a discussion about nice and nasty players and im sure they were mentioned however i was very probably just imagining things
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It's also likely I'm imagining things Wink If it's for my opinion, Justine is a nasty player! Very catty, as I read Dementieva had to be the cattiest player ever.
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=D> Congrats to her... although... Rolling Eyes
 Think semi-finals and final rivals both retierd.. so...
Thought Henin-Hardene deserved it more. She's amazing.. her illness sounds serious!  Crying or Very sad
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it cant be that bad if she startd playing the match as she must have thought she could finish it. very strange behaviour
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Typical for Henin... I can describe her in one word: FAKE! I'm sure it was bad if she had to give up... But I wouldn't be surprised if there was a little overstatement!
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