Dushevina rips Hradecka in Istanbul final

Aug. 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Russia's Vera Dushevina needed just 41 minutes to rout Lucie Hradecka and win the Istanbul Cup in Turkey Sunday -- her first championship on the WTA Tour.

Dushevina, seeded fifth, breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over the eighth-seeded Czech.

Hradecka has not yet won an event on the tour.

Dushevina had lost in her three previous finals matches.

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