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Saturday, 8 July, 2000, 14:56 GMT 15:56 UK
Venus v Davenport: Clockwatch
Davenport and Williams
The two players toss for the right to serve first
Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3 7-6 (7-3)

How Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport to become women's champion at Wimbledon 2000.


First set:

1-0
Davenport breaks the Williams serve to 15.
1-1
Williams breaks Davenport to love.
1-2
Williams becomes the first player to hold serve, with both players still looking nervous.
1-3
Williams converts the second of two break points to open up a lead.

Venus Williams
Venus Williams: A power display in the first set
1-4
Williams is taken to deuce, but wins the game with a booming first serve.
2-4
Davenport saves two break points to hold her serve.
2-5
Williams wins an easy service game with a forehand crosscourt winner.
3-5
Davenport saves a set point before holding onto her serve.
3-6
After saving a set point, Davenport puts a forehand long to give her opponent the first set after just 32 minutes.

Second set:


Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport: In a struggle
1-0
Davenport produces some strong baseline hitting to take the opening game of the set.
2-0
Davenport takes her opponent to deuce before converting a break point for a two game lead.
2-1
Williams breaks back immediately, exposing her opponent's lack of mobility with quality drop shots.
3-1
Three double faults gift Davenport another break.
3-2
Another Williams drop shot completes a run of four consecutive games going against serve.
3-3
A Williams ace brings her level with Davenport for the first time in the set.
3-4
Obviously in pain, Davenport serves a double fault at break point down to give her opponent a potential match-winning lead.
4-4
Showing the heart of a champion, Davenport changes tactics and breaks back.
4-5
Davenport puts a backhand wide to give her opponent the chance to serve for the championship.
5-5
Davenport records the eighth service break of the match to stay in the tournament.
6-5
A defiant Davenport finally holds her serve to take the lead.
6-6
Williams recovers from 0-30 to force the tie-break.

Tie-break

1-0
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
2-5
2-6
3-6
3-7

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