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2006-02-20 09:05:49

By Barry Wood DUBAI (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne believes she should never have attempted to start the Australian Open final against Amelie Mauresmo because she was too ill. "Now I can think about what happened in Melbourne I have the feeling I should never have walked on the court because it could have been dangerous for me," the Belgian told reporters. "It's not good to play with your health because you just have one life and you have many tennis tournaments." The Belgian's...

2006-02-18 15:26:03

By Darren Ennis ANTWERP, Belgium (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne confirmed on Saturday that she will play at next week's million-dollar Dubai Duty Free Open. It will be the Belgian's first tournament since injury forced her to retire during last month's Australian Open final. There was mixed news for the organizers, however, as the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, confirmed their withdrawal along with Swiss world number nine Patty Schnyder. All three players are injured. The...

2006-01-29 15:06:16

By Patrick Vignal PARIS (Reuters) - The enigmatic Amelie Mauresmo finally banished a reputation for losing her nerve on big occasions by winning the Australian Open, French media said on Sunday. The general feeling in her home country was that Mauresmo had proved herself at last by claiming her maiden grand slam crown when Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne retired midway through the final in Melbourne on Saturday. "She did not steal her first grand slam title and can now look forward...

2006-01-28 03:05:40

By Paul Tait MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo won her first grand slam title when Justine Henin-Hardenne retired from the Australian Open women's singles final due to illness on Saturday. Third seed Mauresmo, the 1999 Melbourne runner-up, won the first set 6-1 after dominating the early exchanges and led 2-0 in the second when Henin-Hardenne pulled out. "It would have been probably different if the match went to the end but the joy is here," Mauresmo told a news conference....

2006-01-28 02:32:29

By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo will be reaching for the corkscrew the moment she gets home after winning her first grand slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday. Several years ago, the Frenchwoman bought herself a vintage bottle of Sauternes wine but vowed never to open it until she won her first grand slam. The 1937 Chateau d'Yquem, a dessert white wine, has been maturing in the cellar of her Geneva home ever since, but is finally about to be uncorked...

2006-01-27 23:52:39

By Paul Tait MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Third seed Amelie Mauresmo won her first grand slam title when Justine Henin-Hardenne retired from the Australian Open women's singles final because of illness on Saturday. Mauresmo, the 1999 Melbourne runner-up, won the first set 6-1 after dominating the early exchanges and led 2-0 in the second when Henin-Hardenne pulled out. "It's been a very long time," Mauresmo said after lifting the trophy in her 32nd grand slam tournament. "It was a...

2006-01-27 22:20:53

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Third seed Amelie Mauresmo won the first set of her Australian Open women's singles final 6-.. on Saturday after dominating 2004 champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in the early exchanges. Mauresmo, beaten in the 1999 Melbourne final, raced to a 5-0 lead after breaking eighth seed Henin-Hardenne in the second and fourth games of the final, her second break coming on an uncharacteristic backhand error by the Belgian. The Frenchwoman then served out the set after 33...

2006-01-26 09:59:08

By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marcos Baghdatis extended his extraordinary Australian Open odyssey on Thursday when he became the first Cypriot to reach a grand slam final with a 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-4 defeat of fourth seed David Nalbandian. "I'll have to wake up and check if I'm dreaming," the unseeded Baghdatis said in a courtside interview. "I don't know what to say - it's amazing." In the women's singles, a heart-breaking injury to newly-crowned world number one Kim...

2006-01-26 05:12:58

By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A heart-breaking injury to newly-crowned world number one Kim Clijsters vaulted Amelie Mauresmo into the Australian Open final on Thursday. She will face former champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's showpiece after the Belgian beat fourth-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4. Clijsters, plagued by injuries for the last two years, fell heavily hurting her right foot and was forced to quit with Mauresmo leading 5-7 6-2 3-2. For the...

2006-01-26 05:00:50

By Paul Tait MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A battered and bruised Kim Clijsters limped out of the Australian Open on Thursday after yet another injury scuppered the Belgian's tilt at a grand slam. Second seed Clijsters was forced to retire from her semi-final against Amelie Mauresmo of France after rolling her ankle in the deciding third set. Third seed Mauresmo had her nose ahead 5-7 6-2 3-2 when Clijsters retired, setting up a final against Justine Henin-Hardenne on Saturday. "It's very...


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