With Serena Williams forced to withdraw from Paris Indoors with right knee pain before taking the court for her semifinal, Amélie Mauresmo is the favorite to take this title. So long as she keeps her head on and avoids a 7-game meltdown like she had against Jelena Jankovic today. She recovered to win the last 6 games of the match.
Homegirl won't beat Elena Dementieva from the baseline. But if the world No. 24 owns the net as she has all week, she could give her twilight career a big boost by winning a title in front of her people.