the 1995 World Champion. "But we have to be very cautious over the tight, rocky parts otherwise we could really damage the car.
The Australian Open finalist Amelie Mauresmo reached her second consecutive WTA Tour final when she beat Belgium's Dominique Van Roost 6-0 7-6 in the Paris Open. It follows her impressive victory over the world No 1, Martina Hingis, in Friday's quarter-finals. The sixth-seeded Frenchwoman won the first eight games before her third-seeded opponent reacted. Van Roost forced a second set tie-break but handed Mauresmo victory at 7-5 when she netted a forehand. She will face Serena Williams in today's final, after the American beat Nathalie Dechy of France, 6-1 6-4 in the other semi. Mauresmo said: "I have beaten two No 1 players this year and that can only build confidence. The first set today was one of the best I have ever played." The Belgian said Mauresmo benefited from the home support. "I was a bit nervous because of the crowd," van Roost said. "I didn't handle it very well. As I speak French I understood everything." Mauresmo is expecting a tough final. She said: "Serena is like a bulldozer. She goes for a winner with every shot."