(CNN) -- Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo rolled back the years to beat Elena Dementieva 7-6 2-6 6-4 in the final of the Paris Open, to secure her first tournament title in two years -- delighting the home fans at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in the process.
Mauresmo cannot hide her joy after beating Elena Dementieva in the Paris Open final.
The 29-year-old, a two-time Grand Slam winner in 2006 at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, had slipped to 24th in the world rankings after a succession of injury problems -- but looked in fine form as she captured her third Paris Open title, beating three top 10 players along the way.
Third seed Dementieva was slumping to just her second defeat of 2009, having won tournaments in Auckland and Sydney before losing to eventual champion Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
It was Mauresmo's 25th career WTA title, but her first since claiming victory in Antwerp, Belgium in February 2007.