Out French tennis star
Amelie Mauresmo clinched her first tournament title in
two years at the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris on Sunday. The
29-year-old athlete defeated third seed Elena Dementieva in the
final round, giving Mauresmo her first tournament win since
Antwerp, Belgium, in 2007.
"I was waiting for
consecutive wins like this to prove that I'm capable of
winning this kind of tournament," Mauresmo told reporters.
"You look at the field here in Paris, with all the great
players that were here, and I'm very happy and very proud
about this week."
Mauresmo won a silver
medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and two Grand Slams in 2006
-- Wimbledon and the Australian Open -- but has slipped to 24th
in international rankings. (Michelle Garcia, Advocate.com)