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Czech Safarova wins Forest Hills title

Aug. 23, 2008 at 6:49 PM

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Czech Lucie Safarova beat China's Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win the Forest Hills Tennis Classic.

The unseeded, 21-year-old Safarova had upset third-seeded fellow Czech Iveta Benesova in the semifinal. It was her fourth win in six career finals. Her previous title came at Gold Coast, Australia, in 2006.

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Peng, who advanced to the final by beating fourth-seeded Suarez Navarro, fell to 0-2 in two career WTA Tour finals, the first being a 2006 loss in Strasbourg.

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