Amelie Mauresmo officially back in form, defeats Elena Dementieva for Open GDF SUEZ title

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Amelie Mauresmo only had one win over a Top 10 ranked opponent in 2007 and 2008, but today she beat one of the most successful players this season Elena Dementieva 7-6(7) 2-6 6-4 and scored her fourth Top 10 victory in 2009.

Mauresmo, who advanced to the finals by defeating world No.10 Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals and world No.3 Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals, clinched her third title at Paris, having already won the tournament in 2001 and 2006.

“I have had hard times. I did some soul searching by the end of last year and there is a new dynamic, a good preparation during the winter,” said eight-seeded Mauresmo.

Falling to the Frenchwoman, third-seeded Dementieva failed to score her 500th career win.


  1. Congratulations Amelie, who with the disposition and class of a great champion, now has her first title in two years to justify that and the fact she can still rise to the occasion. Her on court presence reminds us of the golden ages of WTA- Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo 06-07. How do we miss the tour without the scandals, Jelena drama and the World No.1 position constantly in a phase of controversies, insecurity and turmoil. Dear WTA, please restore the fragile World No.1 with a genuine Champion, and not with pass the parcel participants. I foresee Dinara on the throne!

  2. I’m French, and I’m so proud of her. I agree with you Zuleika, the WTA misses so much players like Mauresmo, Clijsters and Hénin…
    Amelie is BACK, and I’m so happy… I love tennis, I can’t believe how much I love this tennis !
    And yes, Amélie deserves this title, at home, at MY home !!!
    This blog is really amazing, it’s my daily “rendez-vous”…
    Greetings from Paris !

  3. I’m accompanying you with congratulations to Amelie!

    Merci, Marie. 🙂 I’m glad my blog is on your daily menu.


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