Mauresmo collects 25th WTA trophy

Feb. 15, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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PARIS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo outlasted Elena Dementieva of Russia for the Paris Open championship Sunday, winning in three sets.

Mauresmo, who was seeded No. 8, beat the third-seeded Dementieva 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-4.

The victory was the 29-year-old Frenchwoman's 25th on the WTA tour.

"When you look at the field and all the great players that were here in Paris, I'm very happy and very proud about this week," Mauresmo said.

Mauresmo has won nine of 15 matches against Dementieva on the tour.

"The level of our match was just incredible," Dementieva said. "The whole week, Amelie was playing very solid. She really picked up her game and played her best, especially today. It was a really impressive win for her today. I'm just very glad for her."

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