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Last Updated: Friday, 1 July, 2005, 12:03 GMT 13:03 UK
Davenport finishes off Mauresmo
Wimbledon semi-final result:

L DAVENPORT (US) v A MAURESMO (Fra)

6-7 7-6 6-4


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:

Davenport 6-7 7-6 6-4 Mauresmo
Davenport races into a 40-0 lead with some solid serving and has three match points. Mauresmo fluffs a forehand volley to gift the match to the number one seed.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 5-4 Mauresmo
Mauresmo begins play 15-0 up on her own serve and is quick to the net after the restart to move to 30-0. A weak Davenport return makes it 40-0 and Mauresmo takes the game with a good wide serve.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 5-3 Mauresmo
Davenport consolidates her break from the previous game by playing some solid tennis and puts the pressure back on Mauresmo.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 4-3 Mauresmo
A well-placed return by Davenport sets up two break points but Mauresmo saves both, the second after she reacts best to a netcord. But Davenport gets another soon after with a delightful lob and Mauresmo nets to give the American the break.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 3-3 Mauresmo
An ace by Davenport, her third of the match allows the American hold serve comfortably and put the pressure back on Mauresmo.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 2-3 Mauresmo
There are no problems again for Mauresmo on her own serve as she goes ahead once again and she is full of determination.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 2-2 Mauresmo
Davenport plays her most solid game of the match, not giving Mauresmo a chance.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 1-2 Mauresmo
A forehand down the line sets up a break point for Davenport but Mauresmo responds in perfect style with an ace and takes control for the remainder of the game.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 1-1 Mauresmo
Davenport gets a couple of big first serves in and she also holds service comfortably.

Davenport 6-7 7-6 0-1 Mauresmo
Mauresmo puts aside the disappointment of losing the tie-break by holding to love at the start of the third set.


Second set:

Davenport 6-7 7-6 Mauresmo
Although Mauresmo wins the first point of the tie-break on the Davenport serve, the American takes control and wins out 7-4 to set up a deciding set.

Davenport 6-7 6-6 Mauresmo
Mauresmo holds a 40-0 lead before Davenport changes her racket and it leads to a change of fortune to get to deuce. But the Frenchwoman recovers to set up a tie-break.

Davenport 6-7 6-5 Mauresmo
Davenport starts the game well with two first serves and her groundstrokes then help her win the game to love.

Davenport 6-7 5-5 Mauresmo
Mauresmo holds serve with more of her first serves going in and she stays in the set.

Davenport 6-7 5-4 Mauresmo
Davenport serves yet another double fault at 30-15 but a lucky net cord and a mistake by Mauresmo hand her the game.

Davenport 6-7 4-4 Mauresmo
Davenport breaks the Mauresmo serve again and neither player shows any sign of taking control of the set.

Davenport 6-7 3-4 Mauresmo
It is Davenport's turn to show her inconsistencies as she loses her serve again to love with another unforced error.

Davenport 6-7 3-3 Mauresmo
Davenport gets a big chance when she earns three break points, thanks in part to Mauresmo's poor first serves. She converts the second with an overhead to give herself hope.

Davenport 6-7 2-3 Mauresmo
Davenport is hanging on in the game but some of her more desperate moments lead to some inspired shots.

Davenport 6-7 1-3 Mauresmo
Mauresmo is given a scare when Davenport gets a break point but Mauresmo again recovers to win the game.

Davenport 6-7 1-2 Mauresmo
Davenport stops the rot and shows a few more positive signs, going on to win her first game of the set.

Davenport 6-7 0-2 Mauresmo
The incentive is with Mauresmo and she holds comfortably to 15, securing the game with a backhand volley.

Davenport 6-7 0-1 Mauresmo
Davenport is struggling after losing the first set and she loses her serve tamely on a double fault after Mauresmo gets three break points.


First set:

Davenport 6-7 Mauresmo
Although Mauresmo leads 4-1 at one stage in the tie-break, Davenport battles back to lead 5-4 but Mauresmo pulls out all the stops to take control again and win it 7-5.

Davenport 6-6 Mauresmo
Serving for the set, Davenport's game goes to pieces and Mauresmo breaks back, capitalising on her first of three break points.

Davenport 6-5 Mauresmo
Mauresmo comes up with a superb passing shot and a well-placed lob to put her in control of the game. But the Frenchwoman makes a couple of careless errors and a backhand goes astray on break point to give Davenport the game.

Davenport 5-5 Mauresmo
Davenport levels the set and her timing of the ball looks better, winning the game with another powerful groundstroke.

Davenport 4-5 Mauresmo
Serving for the set, Mauresmo loses the first two points of the game but she recovers to earn her first set point. But the Frenchwoman double-faults at the crucial time and when Davenport gets her second break point, Mauresmo nets.

Davenport 3-5 Mauresmo
Davenport holds serve to love but she needs to break back if she is to have a chance in the set.

Davenport 2-5 Mauresmo
Mauresmo's confidence is high and she looks the better player and holds easily as Davenport still struggles with her timing.

Davenport 2-4 Mauresmo
Davenport starts the game with two double fault and she is immediately on the back foot. Davenport goes long on the next point to give her opponent three break points. She saves the first two but cannot do anything about the third and Mauresmo gets the break.

Davenport 2-3 Mauresmo
Mauresmo comes to the net more in the game and as a result, holds far more comfortably than her previous service game.

Davenport 2-2 Mauresmo
Although Davenport's timing is not perfect on all of her shots, she still manages to hold serve and level.

Davenport 1-2 Mauresmo
Mauresmo struggles with her first serve and a double fault at 30-all gives Davenport a break point but Mauresmo escapes and goes on to win the game.

Davenport 1-1 Mauresmo
Davenport serves to 15, starting off with some powerful groundstrokes although Mauresmo does beat her with a neat passing shot.

Davenport 0-1 Mauresmo
A confident service game by the Frenchwoman, holding to love and serving her first ace of the match.



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