Demetieva beats Rubin at Bali

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva of Russia won the finale of the Wismilak International tennis tournament on Sunday, beating top-seeded Chanda Rubin of the United States.

Dementieva routed Rubin, 6-2, 6-1, in 65 minutes to capture her second career title. A winner at Amelia Island in April, she collected $35,000 and 145 rankings points.


"It was one of my best matches of the year," Dementieva said. "I'm definitely a late starter usually and start to play from the end of the second set, but today from the first ball to the end I was very aggressive. I really like the way I played today."

Rubin was foiled in her bid to win three tournaments in one season for the first time in her career.

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