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Emotional Mauresmo ends title drought

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:18

The former world number one defeated Dementieva 7-6 (9/7) 2-6 6-4, and burst into tears as victory in her home city sank in. She looked the least likely to take the deciding set after her performance dipped in the latter stages of the second.

Even after leading 5-1 in the third set she allowed Dementieva to threaten a dramatic recovery, but Mauresmo held on to secure her first tournament victory since beating the now-retired Belgian Kim Clijsters in Antwerp.

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