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banner Saturday, 9 June, 2001, 13:13 GMT 14:13 UK
Game-by-game: Capriati-Clijsters
Follow the action live from the French Open's quarter-finals
Jennifer Capriati won her first French Open after a thrilling final-set decider against Kim Clijsters at Roland Garros.

See below for game-by-game action from the women's final.


Third set

Capriati 1-6 6-3 12-10 Clijsters
A Roland Garros wave welcomes the twenty-second game of the final and the players have to wait for it to finish.
Capriati has her third chance to serve for the championship and starts aggressively with a charge to the net.
She plays her way to two match points and converts on the second to win a thrilling final.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 11-10 Clijsters
Capriati wins a couple of energy-sapping point to earn a break point and wins it after another long rally on her second smash.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 10-10 Clijsters
The Belgian fights on and wins two break back points.
On the second, she benefits from a generous bounce off the net to win the game.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 10-9 Clijsters
Signs of weakness in Clijsters' game as she falls behind 0-40.
Capriati is too hungry to let this chance pass and wins the game on an over-rule.

Capriati in action during her French Open semi-final against Hingis
Capriati fights hard to break
Capriati 1-6 6-3 9-9 Clijsters
Capriati seems to enjoy serving with new balls and uses them to good effect to level again.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 8-9 Clijsters
More big hitting from Capriati is answered by a resilient Clijsters, who does just enough to keep ahead in this thrilling deciding set.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 8-8 Clijsters
Capriati continues to play the big points well and overcomes a deuce situation to hold with a great forehand drive.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 7-8 Clijsters
Capriati's turn to look a little ragged as Clijsters finds a fourth ace to win her service.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 7-7 Clijsters
Mistakes are creeping in to Clijsters' game and she squanders three break points.
On her fourth though, Capriati hits long and the match is tied again.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 7-6 Clijsters
Fierce hitting from Capriati and a misjudged drop-shot from Clijsters give the American break point.
She wins it with more powerful hitting and has the opportunity to serve for the title.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 6-6 Clijsters
Capriati is also playing her best tennis of the tournament and, although she double faults for a seventh time, rallies well to take the game.
The tennis from both women is excellent and mistakes are now very rare.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 5-6 Clijsters
A well crafted rally by Clijsters is followed by a big serve to give her the momentum.
She serves out for another final-set lead.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 5-5 Clijsters
Both players are handling the pressure well, but Capriati edges back to 5-5.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 4-5 Clijsters
Clijsters' first serve is getting stronger and she moves within a game of the title.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 4-4 Clijsters
A contentious call goes against the Belgian and Capriati takes advantage to level the match.

Clijsters in action against Henin in the French Open semi-final
Clijsters holds her nerve in set three
Capriati 1-6 6-3 3-4 Clijsters
An apparently nerveless Clijsters holds serve to take her within two games of her first Grand Slam win.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 3-3 Clijsters
Clijsters attacks but is unable to make her pressure count and Capriati holds.
The tension is growing and the tennis is of a high standard.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 2-3 Clijsters
Hard-fought points are won by Clijsters, who wins the game with an exquisite drop-shot.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 2-2 Clijsters
Capriati shrugs off a fourth double fault to hold. The match is finely poised now.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 1-2 Clijsters
Lifted by the break, Clijsters seeks to dominate and wins an outstanding rally on 15-15.
Capriati has a shot over-ruled on game point against and trails in the match again.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 1-1 Clijsters
Capriati shows more aggression but narrowly misses a couple of shots and immediately hands her one break advantage back.

Capriati 1-6 6-3 1-0 Clijsters
Clijsters comes up with her second an ace of the match to defend a break point.
But Capriati turns up the power and wins a second break point at the net.


Second set

Capriati 1-6 6-3 Clijsters
Capriati shows new balls and no mercy as she serves out the set.
She is beginning to make her power tell and Clijsters will need to rediscover her touch if she is to prevail in the deciding set.

Capriati 1-6 5-4 Clijsters
Capriati chases down a drop-shot but can do nothing with it and will now have the chance to serve for the second set.

Capriati 1-6 5-3 Clijsters
Another spectacular winner from Clijsters opens the game, but she nets tamely at 30-30 and again to hand Capriati the game.

Capriati in action during her French Open semi-final against Hingis
Capriati fights hard to break
Capriati 1-6 4-3 Clijsters
Clijsters holds serve. Her confidence is still high and she is in touch as the second set winds down.

Capriati 1-6 4-2 Clijsters
The Belgian puts pressure on Capriati, who powers in some crucial first serves to consolidate her latest break.

Capriati 1-6 3-2 Clijsters
The rallies are getting longer and both women are hitting the ball well.
But they are both still prone to errors and Clijsters' wayward forehand gifts Capriati the game.

Capriati 1-6 2-2 Clijsters
Clijsters will not let her opponent settle and a couple of strong passing shots earn her an immediate break back.

Capriati 1-6 2-1 Clijsters
A combination of accuracy and power wins Capriati her first much-needed break.

Capriati 1-6 1-1 Clijsters
Capriati manages to hold at last and needs to sustain her concentration.

Capriati 1-6 0-1 Clijsters
Clijsters holds well and remains unruffled.


First set

Clijsters in action against Henin in the French Open semi-final
Solid serving from Clijsters
Capriati 1-6 Clijsters
The Belgian misfits on her first set point, but hustles brilliantly to earn another.
Capriati lifts her game and keeps her at bay for a while, but then loses concentration and surrenders the set.

Capriati 1-5 Clijsters
Clijsters is impressing the crowd with her composure and she mixes shots well to hold.

Capriati 1-4 Clijsters
More errors from a distracted Capriati, who has already complained to the umpire about noise.
Clijsters clips the line with power on the forehand side and breaks again.

Capriati 1-3 Clijsters
Big serving and solid ground strokes from the Belgian win her a two game advantage in the final.

Capriati 1-2 Clijsters
Encouraging signs for Clijsters, who matches Capriati's power to earn two break points of her own.
She needs only one chance as Capriati nets tamely.

Capriati 1-1 Clijsters
Immediate pressure on the Clijsters¿ serve as Capriati wins an impressive point at the net.
The American squanders four break points before a battling Clijsters wins a long and important game.

Capriati 1-0 Clijsters
Capriati starts with a double fault but prevails with strong serving thereafter.

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