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  Saturday, 27 January, 2001, 03:52 GMT
Capriati v Hingis: Game-by-game
Martina Hingis
Hingis goes for her fourth Aussie title in five years
Game-by-game coverage of the Women's Final at the Australian Open as Jennifer Capriati beats Martina Hingis 6-4 6-3.

Last game first - and scroll down for earlier action.

Second set

The near-impossible happens - Capriati, thought to be finished as a top-flight player, claims the first Grand Slam win of her career by breaking Hingis again to win in straight sets.
Capriati 6-4 6-3 Hingis

Capriati inches closer, showing no signs of nerves.
Capriati 6-4 5-3 Hingis

For once, Hingis holds her serve comfortably and tries to refocus with Capriati just needing to hold two service games to be champion.
Capriati 6-4 4-3 Hingis

Hingis clearly cannot believe what is happening - Capriati looks rock-solid and is coping with the heat far better, holding serve to move into an ominous lead.
Capriati 6-4 4-2 Hingis

Hingis is in danger of falling apart as a double fault gives Capriati a crucial break of serve - without the Swiss player even winning a point.
Capriati 6-4 3-2 Hingis

Capriati puts the pressure straight back on by winning her serve to love in double-quick time.
Capriati 6-4 2-2 Hingis

Hingis suffers another stinker of a line call early on, edges a breathtaking rally at 30-30 before being hauled back to deuce and then moving ahead as her fightback gathers momentum.
Capriati 6-4 1-2 Hingis

Hingis throws her racquet at the ground in despair as Capriati makes it 1-1 with the crowd firmly behind the American.
Capriati 6-4 1-1 Hingis

Tremendous play from both the finalists as another game goes to deuce before Hingis gratefully closes out.
Capriati 6-4 0-1 Hingis


First set

On set point, Hingis tries a drop-shot which Capriati reaches and puts away to deafening appluase.
Capriati 6-4 Hingis

Unforced errors from Hingis create two set points for Capriati, but she fails to take either as Hingis holds on to stay in the set.
Capriati 5-4 Hingis

Hingis breaks back to save the set, at last finding her form as the first cracks appear in Capriati's game.
Capriati 5-3 Hingis

At last an easy game for Hingis as she holds her serve to love - Capriati for once over-hitting.
Capriati 5-2 Hingis

There's no stopping the Capriati juggernaut - Hingis is badly rattled by the American's power.
Capriati 5-1 Hingis

Hingis finally gets on the scoreboard, much to her relief, but she needs Capriati to go long to seal the game.
Capriati 4-1 Hingis

Hingis has a chance at deuce but the sheer power of Capriati's groundstrokes is too much again.
Capriati 4-0 Hingis

Sensational tennis from Capriati sets up a double break-point - and Hingis nets nervously on the first of these to fall further behind.
Capriati 3-0 Hingis

Capriati holds serve after a brilliant start - she is not looking at all overawed in her first Grand Slam final.
Capriati 2-0 Hingis

Hingis holds on through one break point but Capriati's powerful forehand sets up another - which she takes.
Capriati 1-0 Hingis

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