Openly gay Mauresmo wins Wimbledon
So much for Amelie Mauresmo’s reputation for getting tight and failing to win big matches. The openly gay tennis star rallied from a set down and held firm down the stretch to beat Justine Henin-Hardenne, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to win the Wimbledon title for her second Grand Slam championship.
Mauresmo became the first French women’s singles champion at Wimbledon since Suzanne Lenglen won the last of her six titles in 1925.
It should also be noted that tennis (and gay rights) legend Martina Navratilova ended her Wimbledon career on Thursday. She will retire from all play at the end of 2006.