Murray an easy St. Petersburg Open winner

Oct. 26, 2008 at 2:50 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Andy Murray of Scotland blew past Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.

Murray hardly broke a sweat while successfully defending his 2007 title.

Murray, who converted 5-of-8 break point chances, improved his 2008 match record to 53-14.

"I"m happy to win and to defend my title here," said Murray, who joined the eight-player Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai Nov. 9-16.

He walked away with a $171,100 champion's check.

Golubev, 21, failed to break Murray on either of two opportunities.

The tournament runner-up won $92,400 after his first career title match.

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