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Davenport Muscles Past Hingis

´╗┐Davenport Muscles Past Hingis

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Hingis said her major mistake was not closing out Davenport in straight sets.

“Otherwise in the third, she almost wears you out mentally putting so much pressure,” she said. “It’s tough to stay in there.”

Hingis was seeking an unprecedented third straight Toray championship and fourth overall. Davenport also won this tournament in 1998. Davenport leads Hingis 1310 in their career matchups.

“I’m extremely glad I decided to come here,” Davenport said. “A week ago, I wasn’t looking forward to it that much just because I was a little bit disappointed. But it’s great to win my first tournament of the year in the first week of February.”

Davenport lost to in the Australian Open semifinals a week earlier. Hingis was the runnerup in Melbourne, losing to Capriati in the final.

In the doubles final, of the United States and of Australia beat of Russia and Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan 76 (75), 26, 76 (86).

CARDINAL ARE INDOOR CHAMPS: Stanford’s and , the

Granville, the top seed, defended her Rolex title by defeating No. 2 Ansley Cargill of Duke 63, 67 (74), 63. Kim, seeded in the 58 group, beat No. 4 of Arkansas 67 (75), 63, 64.

The men’s top seed, of SMU, had lost to Johansson 61, 76 (97) on Saturday. Also Saturday, Gran ville and teammate defeated Pepperdine’s Paola Palenica and Ipek Senoglu 62, 63 for the doubles title. SMU’s and Jon Wallmark won the men’s doubles final.

Blake, of Fairfield, Conn., and Kendrick, of Fresno will not be eligible to play in the series unless placed in the fourman lineup before Thursday’s draw.

FEDERER’S FIRST: of Switzerland won his first ATP title, defeating Julien Boutter of France 64, 67 (97), 64 in the final of the $400,000 Milan (Italy) Indoors tournament.

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