MADRID, May 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Monica Seles posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Chanda Rubin Saturday to capture the $170,000 Madrid Open claycourt tennis tournament.
The 28-year-old Seles won her first claycourt title since the 2000 Italian Open and 53rd career singles trophy. Seles defeated Rubin for the fourth time in as many career meetings.
Seles is seeded sixth for the French Open, which begins Monday.
Rubin had a good run during the week in which she did not a drop a set until the final. The 26-year-old Rubin, who upset second-seeded Spaniard Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the second round, came short of winning her fourth career title and first since Quebec City in 2000.
Rubin endured an injury-plagued 2001, suffering a torn left meniscus in the Australian Open and a strained left Achilles tendon.
In the doubles final, Martina Navratilova and partner Natasha Zvereva defeated Rossana Neffa-de los Rios and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 6-2, 6-3.
Navratilova became the oldest woman -- at 45 years, seven months and seven days -- to win a WTA Tour title in singles or doubles. This is her 166th career doubles title and first since 1994 at Zurich. For Zvereva, it was her first doubles title since 2000 Hamburg with Anna Kournikova.