Antwerp, February 17:

Amelie Mauresmo moved within one victory of winning a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy on Saturday, beating seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Diamond Games tournament.

Top-seeded Mauresmo, who reached her first final of the season, will face either home favourite Kim Clijsters or Tatiana Golovin of France in Sunday’s final.

If the double defending champion Mauresmo wins on Sunday, she will be able to claim the racket trophy, which goes to the first player to win the tournament three times in any five-year span.

Frenchwoman Mauresmo won the first set in half an hour before Chakvetadze, who lost to Mauresmo in Paris last week, forced herself back into the match.

The 19-year-old Chakvetadze showed her inexperience in the deciding set though, losing her own serve and her next service game was little better as Mauresmo raced to a 4-0 lead, before winning the set 6-2.