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Mauresmo wins first Slam when opponent retires

Updated: January 31, 2006, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- After seven frustrating years, Amelie Mauresmo has her first Grand Slam singles title.

The conclusion, however, was a bit anticlimactic.

Mauresmo's long wait ended Saturday when Justine Henin-Hardenne retired in the second set of their Australian Open final because of stomach pain.

Mauresmo led 6-1, 2-0 when Henin-Hardenne walked to the net and told the umpire she could not continue. Suddenly a champion, Mauresmo was taken aback ...

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