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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 January 2006, 02:30 GMT
Setwatch: Henin-H v Mauresmo
Australian Open final



1-6 0-2 (Henin-Hardenne retired)

* denotes server

Second set set:

* Henin-Hardenne plays two points but cleary cannot continue and tells the umpire she is pulling out. A tearful Mauresmo takes the applause of the crowd but it's a rather subdued victory.

Henin-Hardenne 0-2 Mauresmo
Mauresmo has to work hard but holds serve, and Henin-Hardenne calls for the trainer. She seems to say she has "no energy", which would certainly explain her listless performance so far.

Henin-Hardenne 0-1 Mauresmo
Henin-Hardenne takes a 'bathroom break' at the changeover but is quickly 0-40 down and, despite getting two points back, Mauresmo converts the third break point. Henin-Hardenne looks a tired player at the moment.

First set:

Henin-Hardenne 1-6 Mauresmo
There are worrying signs for Mauresmo at 0-30 but she holds her nerve, taking the initiative by moving to the net and going on to close out the set.

Henin-Hardenne 1-5 Mauresmo
Henin-Hardenne gets off the mark but it's another tight game. Mauresmo now faces the first minor test of the match as she looks to serve out the set.

Henin-Hardenne 0-5 Mauresmo
For the first time in the match Henin-Hardenne looks competitive and she earns a break point but Mauresmo is showing no signs of the nerves that often grip her in big matches. The Frenchwoman sticks to her gameplan of heavy topspin from the baseline and it gives her the game.

Henin-Hardenne 0-4 Mauresmo
Everything is going Mauresmo's way - a net cord helps take her to break point and she capitalises impressively, mixing up her game in a lengthy rally that ends with a Henin-Hardenne error.

Henin-Hardenne 0-3 Mauresmo
It's a dream start for Mauresmo who looks confident in only her second Grand Slam final - and first for seven years - as she holds for the second time.

Henin-Hardenne 0-2 Mauresmo
Henin-Hardenne came into the match as a strong favourite but has made a nervous start. She slips 15-40 down with a wayward forehand and gives up the break when an overhead goes wide.

Henin-Hardenne 0-1 Mauresmo
Mauresmo opens with a confident service game while Henin-Hardenne makes three unforced errors.


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