Monday, January 30, 2006

Mauresmo Nabs First Grand Slam Title

(Link) After several years of effort, French tennis hottie Amelie Mauresmo finally gets that mojo working and brings home a trophy.

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From UK

By Tom Musbach,
GAY.COM/ Network

Tennis pro Amelie Mauresmo relieved her Grand Slam seven-year itch on Saturday, beating Justine Henin-Hardenne at the Australian Open women's championship in Melbourne.

In her first trip to a Grand Slam final since 1999, the gay Mauresmo dominated the match, 6-1, 2-0, until Henin-Hardenne retired from the match due to stomach trouble.

Both women were in tears at the end of the match, for very different reasons.

The circumstances left a bittersweet touch to the Frenchwoman's victory, as she was just four games from winning outright.

Her victory in the semifinal round also came as the result of her opponent Kim Clijsters retiring due to an ankle injury.

This was only the second time in Australian Open history that the women's final was decided when a player pulled out.

The last incident occurred in 1965, according to ESPN.

While waiting for the trophy presentation, the third-seeded Mauresmo crossed the court to console her ailing Belgian opponent.

During the trophy presentation, Mauresmo said, "It's been a very long time, but I still don't know what to say ... and I've had a long time to think about it!"

The victory will boost Mauresmo to Number 2 in the WTA rankings, behind Clijsters, who may be out for two months because of the injured ankle.