Friday, January 27, 2006

Mauresmo Triumphs In First Slam

Amelie Mauresmo is cheated out of a proper victory as Justine Henin-Hardenne retires with an "upset stomach" when trailing 6-1, 2-0. Unfairly, there will always be an asterisk by the out Maursemo's first Grand Slam. Hopefully, with the monkey off her back Mauresmo can do it again. She was certainly the best female player all tournament. (And hopefully Justine has a better excuse than a tummy ache. If she could stand, she should have just stumbled through the last four games. It's been decades since a woman retired in a final and her injury was hardly devastating.)

As for the men's, hopefully Federer will have a great match and win. At least the Aussie Open has given us a great new villain: the hissable, hateable punk Nicolas Kiefer.

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