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.