More about the year 2004
A showdown involving the crème de la crème — the current world number one meets the world number two; Amélie Mauresmo goes head-to-head with Lindsay Davenport in the final. Unfortunately, the match doesn’t produce too many thrilling rallies as the disappointed Frenchwoman has to retire after only 40 minutes. A strained thigh muscle prevents her from making Lindsay Davenport work up much of a sweat. A pity for the spectators for #1 v #2 matches are rare — in the past 21 years, there have only been five such showdowns on European soil.