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Murray reclaims title at SAP Open

first_img Diamond Games Amelie Mauresmo won enough diamonds to last a lifetime. Kim Clijsters will have to do with golden memories. Mauresmo won a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy Sunday, beating Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Diamond Games tournament in Belgium. The victory spoiled Clijsters’ farewell home match before a frenetic crowd of 14,500 at the Sports Palace. The 23-year-old Belgian has said she will retire at the end of the season. Open 13 Gilles Simon of France won his first career title, beating seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 (3) at the Open 13 in France. Baghdatis, who won the Zagreb Open two weeks ago, was playing in his second straight ATP final. But Simon controlled much the match and the Cypriot missed out on a third career title. Brazil Open Wild-card Guillermo Canas of Argentina won for the first time since returning from a doping ban, upsetting top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the Brazil Open. Canas didn’t lose any sets at Costa do Sauipe en route to his seventh career title. Sony Ericsson Yaraslova Shvedova of Russia won her first WTA Tour title by stunning top-seeded defending champion Mara Santangelo of Italy 6-4, 6-4 at the Sony Ericsson International in India. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ivo Karlovic presents a challenge unlike any other on the ATP Tour. Standing at 6-foot-10, the ball comes off his racket at odd angles and with such pace that it’s nearly possible to return. For one set, Andy Murray had as much trouble as everyone else did this week returning Karlovic’s serve. Then, Murray finally found a way to neutralize the big weapon and defend his title at the SAP Open. center_img Murray fought back after falling behind a set and a break Sunday to win his second career title, beating Karlovic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in a thrilling final. “He has the best serve in tennis. There’s no question,” Murray said. “Guys can serve harder or more accurately but you just don’t see a serve coming from that angle. He can hit spots in the court that guys can’t even see. It’s physically impossible for other guys to hit those spots.” last_img

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