Exorcising demons of doubt

Amelie Mauresmo won her second Grand Slam title of 2006 with a three-set win over Justine Henin-Hardenne. Greg Garber writes how the Frenchwoman exorcised her demons of doubt.

Updated: July 13, 2006, 12:17 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- The moment Amelie Mauresmo realized she had nothing left to prove, she proved everyone wrong. As soon as she sensed she had nothing to lose, she gained everything.

Life, Mauresmo has learned at 27, is funny that way.

The Frenchwoman never faltered in Saturday's ultimate set, beating Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon ladies final.

Clutching the Venus Rosewater Dish on Centre Court, Mauresmo leaned into the microphone and ...

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