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Just eight days after winning her first Grand Slam title, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia claimed another singles crown.
Ranked sixth in the world, Kuznetsova extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a 6-1 6-4 triumph over Marlene Weingartner of Germany in the final of the Wismilak International tennis tournament.
The 19-year-old Kuznetsova, who also won here in 2002, jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first set, thwarting several break-point opportunities for Weingartner.
"The key was to just stay in the match," Kuznetsova said. "I didn't play my best, definitely. I played well in the first set, but Marlene couldn't find anything to play against me."
In the second set, Weingartner opened up a 3-2 lead before Kuznetsova rallied to claim her second straight title and 35,000 US dollars in prize money.