Originally created 01/17/04

Mauresmo advances to final



SYDNEY, Australia -- Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France reached the Adidas International final Saturday, beating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 7-6 (2) in a rain-delayed match.

Mauresmo faced top-ranked Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium in the championship match later Saturday.

In the men's final, two-time Sydney champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia faced third-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain.