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Mauresmo to finally crack open 1937 vintage

Australian Open win means the Frenchwoman can finally uncork a bottle of rare 1937 vintage wine.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 11:02 IST

Amelie Mauresmo's Australian Open win means the Frenchwoman can finally uncork a bottle of rare 1937 vintage wine she had been storing until she claimed her first Grand Slam title.

The bottle had been gathering dust at her home in Geneva as the 26-year-old searched for a breakthrough win in the majors after losing the 1999 Australian Open final then failing to reach another Grand Slam decider for seven years.

Her victory over Justine Henin-Hardenne, who retired hurt in the second set, means she can now crack open the vintage.

"I am a wine lover, I don't really have many occasions to really drink my bottles of wine but I have a special one that I kept for my first Grand Slam title," she said.

"So it's there, it's at home, it's waiting for me very quietly in the dark at the right temperature."

She will be hoping it will be the first of many bottles after she finally shook off her tag as a Grand Slam choker.