ELENA DEMENTIEVA - AMELIE MAURESMO
I cannot let this price go unbacked. On her day, Mauresmo can beat anyone on tour and be unplayable, her career looked to be winding down and she had not made a tour final for 18 months, but this week has seen a return to something like her old form.
She won eleven straight games to see off #4 seed Agnieska Radwanka in the quarter-final and the last six in her semi-final win over #2 Jelena Jankovic, results which have got everyones attention. If there was to be a revival, it was always likely to come here in Paris, where she is a two time winner and five times finalist. Mauresmo will have fantastic support from her home crowd and there have been signs recently that Dementieva's serving demons are set to return. H2h is 8-6 in the frenchwoman's favour , although the Russian has won the last two, as you might expect. However, if any doubts creep into Dementieva's mind, she might recall their only previous meeting here, which Mauresmo won 6-0,6-0 ! This is simply too big.
5 points Mauresmo to win 2.88 + exchanges.