Rejuvenated Mauresmo secures third Paris Open crown

PARIS: France''s Amelie Mauresmo capped her stunning resurgence in form this week with a 7-6 (9/7), 2-6, 6-4 victory over Russian third seed Elena Dementieva in the final of the WTA Paris Open on Sunday.

It was the former world number one''s first tournament win since Antwerp in February 2007 and her third victory over a top 10 player in a week after she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-finals and Jelena Jankovic in the last four.

Dementieva slumped to just her second defeat of 2009, having won tournaments in Auckland and Sydney before losing to eventual champion Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Mauresmo, a two-time Grand Slam winner in 2006 at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, has slipped to 24th in the world after a succession of injury problems but looked back to her best as she captured her third Paris Open title.