Record at the French Open: 2003-quarter-final, 2002-fourth round, 2001-first round, 2000-fourth round, 1999-second round, 1998-first round, 1997-second round, 1996-second round, 1995-first round
Every year France wonders if it could be Mauresmo's year and this could be her best opportunity of a first grand slam title with the Frenchwoman's leading rivals affected by lack of fitness.
She tuned up with successive clay-court victories in Berlin and Rome. Current ranking of three is a career high and she appears to have shrugged off a bothersome back injury.
Powerful and naturally attacking, she has yet to display the mental ability to win a grand slam event, having reached only one final previously -- the Australian Open in 1999 when she lost to Martina Hingis.