Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo seems to be starting a new, better life on the Tour as she reached the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Schick in New Haven and continued her recent revival.
Mauresmo, currently ranked 33rd, upset fifth seed Patty Schnyder 6-4 3-6 7-6 saving a match point on the way to victory.
Mauresmo’s year was struck by injuries and low self-esteem but she seems to be getting back on track: “These are the kind of matches I have been losing in the last year. At some point it affects your confidence, so to win one like this is good and hopefully I can build from here.”
The Frenchwoman will next face fourth seed and last year’s finalist Agnes Szavay of Hungary.