, Luxembourg, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Kim Clijsters won her third title of the year Sunday by trouncing sixth seed Lisa Raymond, 6-2, 6-2, in the final of the Seat Open.
Clijsters captured her second title in Luxembourg, claiming her first career tournament victory here as a qualifier in 1999.
The 18-year-old from Belgium also won the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif., in July and the Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig, Germany in September. She has triumphed in her last three finals after losing her previous three championship matches in 2001.
"I feel like I'm playing very well right now," said Clijsters. "Today's win gives me a lot of confidence heading into the Championships in Munich."
Clijsters, who became the first Belgian to reach a Grand Slam singles final at the French Open in June, was awarded the third seed at the Sanex Championships, which begins Tuesday. She will face Russian Elena Dementieva in the opening round.
Raymond, 28, advanced to the final in her Luxembourg debut. The top doubles player in the WTA rankings, Raymond had advanced to the singles semifinals at Birmingham and Hawaii in 2001, as well as five quarterfinals.
Raymond has two career singles titles to her credit. She won the grasscourt event at Birmingham, England last year after claiming her first crown at Quebec in 1996.