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banner Sunday, 8 July, 2001, 13:08 GMT 14:08 UK
Gamewatch: Williams v Henin
Game-by-game coverage of the women's final from Wimbledon
Game-by-game action as Venus Williams retains her Wimbledon title with a 6-1 3-6 6-0 win over Justine Henin.


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Third set

Venus Williams wins her second successive Wimbledon title with a whitewash in the final set. She waves jubilantly to the crowd after a match lasting an hour and eight minutes.
Williams 6-1 3-6 6-0 Henin.

Despite a strong drizzle on Centre Court, play continues, and Williams moves nearer to victory.
Williams 6-1 3-6 5-0 Henin.

The 19-year-old's Wimbledon dream appears over, with Williams claiming the second of two break points.
Williams 6-1 3-6 4-0 Henin.

Justine Henin lost in three sets
Henin lost the final in three sets

Williams thunders in a 118mph serve, her fastest of the match so far, as she wins to love. Her second title moves closer.
Williams 6-1 3-6 3-0 Henin.

A deft drop volley from Henin saves the second break point in a thrilling rally. But Williams makes it third time lucky, and goes two games ahead.
Williams 6-1 3-6 2-0 Henin.

Another net cord seals victory to love for Williams on her serve in the first game of the final set.
Williams 6-1 3-6 1-0 Henin.


Second set

Henin draws level at one set all with a sparkling backhand volley at the net on the first of two set points.
Williams 6-1 3-6 Henin.

First sign of cracks in the Williams armour, with Henin claiming a crucial break of serve to cheer the crowd.
Williams 6-1 3-5 Henin.

Underdog Henin wins her serve to love, and looks to be gaining in confidence.
Williams 6-1 3-4 Henin.

After a short rain delay, Williams holds serve but is having to fight for her points.
Williams 6-1 3-3 Henin.

Rain halts play for 15 minutes.

With the pressure on at 30-30, Henin thunders in a 108mph serve to go ahead but then double-faults for deuce. She rescues a break point to stay alive.
Williams 6-1 2-3 Henin.

An ace shows there is little let-up in the Williams first serve, although Henin is fighting for every point.
Williams 6-1 2-2 Henin.

Henin goes on the offensive, troubling her opponent with some fiery forehands.
Williams 6-1 1-2 Henin.

The American is in imposing form, with her serve particularly strong.
Williams 6-1 1-1 Henin.

Henin holds serve to win first game of second set.
Williams 6-1 0-1 Henin.


First set

Williams clinches the first set in commanding fashion.
Williams 6-1 Henin.

Venus Williams at full stretch in the final
Williams stretches for a smash

Fans on Centre Court, already stunned by Tim Henman's earlier semi-final defeat, are subdued as Williams edges further ahead with a second break of serve.
Williams 5-1 Henin.

A net cord winner, and a long-looking second serve which is called good, confirm fortune is favouring the champion.
Williams 4-1 Henin.

The Belgian teenager forces deuce after losing the first three points on her serve, saves a fourth break point, but then double-faults to gift a fifth and Williams makes it count.
Williams 3-1 Henin.

Second seed Williams powers clear in the third game, winning to love.
Williams 2-1 Henin.

Henin wows the crowd with a blistering first service game to draw level.
Williams 1-1 Henin.

Williams opens with two double-faults, but recovers her composure and serves out for the first game.
Williams 1-0 Henin.

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