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banner Wednesday, 24 January, 2001, 17:19 GMT
Audio/Video: Women's singles closing stages
Martina Hingis congratulates Jennifer Capriati on her first Grand Slam win
Martina Hingis congratulates Jennifer Capriati on her first Grand Slam win
BBC Sport Online charts the latter stages of the Australian Open women's singles tournament as the event comes to a thrilling climax.


Final

Jennifer Capriati (USA) bt Martina Hingis (Swi) 6-4 6-3

Jennifer Capriati hugs her new trophy
Jennifer Capriati is triumphant after winning the Australian Open in straight sets

Capriati wins the Australian Open in straight sets after a sensational performance. Number one seed Hingis crumbled in the closing stages, leaving Capriati to complete her astonishing comeback with a near faultless display of tennis.

  • real 14k Click here for Capriati's comments after winning her first Grand Slam title.

  • real 14k Click herefor Martina Hingis' reaction to her surprise defeat.


    Semi-finals

    Martina Hingis (Swi) bt Venus Williams (USA) 6-1 6-1

    Martina Hingis coped with temperatures touching 40 celsius
    Hingis returns to her form of two years ago

    Hingis beat the second of the Williams sisters in a display that was as good as Williams was bad. The match was wrapped up in 53 minutes to leave Hingis contemplating her first Grand Slam title in two years.




  • real 14k Click here for Martina Hingis' post-match comments.

  • real 14k Click here for Venus Williams' reaction to her defeat.


    Jennifer Capriati (USA) bt Lindsay Davenport (USA) 6-3 6-4

    capriati broke Davenport in the first game of the match
    Capriati reached her first ever Grand Slam final

    Capriati showed stunning tenacity to out-hit Davenport who was guilty of a catologue of unforced errors. The 24-year-old Capriati survived temperatures of close to 40 degrees celsius to clinch her first Grand Slam final.




  • real 14k Click here for Jennifer Capriati's reaction on returning to the big time.

  • real 14k Click here for Lindsay Davenport's response to her most disappointing defeat.


    Quarter-finals

    Martina Hingis (Swi) bt Serena Williams (USA) 6-2 2-6 8-6


    Martina Hiungis celebrates beating Serena Williams
    Hingis showed glimpses of her best form
    In a sensational quarter-final, Hingis, who looked dead and buried at 4-1 down in the final set, somehow regained her composure to take the match and book a semi-final clash with Serena's sister Venus.




  • real 14k Click here for Martina Hingis' reaction to her victory.


    Venus Williams (USA) bt Amanda Coetzer (SA) 2-6 6-1 8-6


    Venus Williams in action against Amanda Coetzer
    Venus was pushed all the way by Coetzer
    Venus Williams stumbled into the last four of the Australian Open with an unconvincing three-set victory over Amanda Coetzer, she looked jaded as she fought back from one set down to beat the gutsy South African.




  • real 14k Click here for Venus Williams' post-match comments.


    Lindsay Davenport (USA) bt Anna Kournikova (Rus) 6-4 6-2


    Lindsay Davenport is unfazed by her success
    Davenport comfortably beat Kournikova
    Lindsay Davenport booked her place in the semi-finals with a commanding performance over eighth seed Anna Kournikova. Despite her opponent's tenacity, the defending champion was in control from the beginning.




  • real 14k Click here for Lindsay Davenport's reaction to her victory.

  • real 14k Click here for Anna Kournikova's views on her defeat.


    J Capriati (USA) bt M Seles (USA) 5-7 6-4 6-3


    Jennifer Capriati celebrates
    Capriati turned up the heat in the final set
    Jennifer Capriati came back from one set down in a compelling quarter-final match to beat four-times champion Monica Seles. Capriati turned up the heat in the final set, playing some stunning cross-court backhands to move into the semi-final.



  • real 14k Click here for Jennifer Capriati's post-match comments.

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