Mauresmo unable to push enough

Updated: July 1, 2004, 4:32 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Amelie Mauresmo has always had enormous physical talent -- the Frenchwoman's pure athletic ability is sometimes breathtaking to behold -- but injuries and nerves often have betrayed her when victory beckoned.

On Thursday, Mauresmo seemed on the threshold of her second Grand Slam final, sensing a vulnerability in Serena Williams she had rarely seen. But in the end, her backbone succumbed to the pressure. No. 1 seed Williams, showing enormous patience and fortitude, prevailed ...

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