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Sanchez wins Korea Open

sports Updated: Sep 25, 2011 12:56 IST
Jose-Maria Martinez Sanchez

Jose-Maria Martinez Sanchez won the Hansol Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Galina Voskoboeva in the final in straight sets, 7-6(0), 7-6(2).

The Spaniard, who was sixth-seeded for the tournament on Seoul's Olympic Park hard courts, showed her experience in both tie-breaks, allowing her opponent from Kazakhstan just two points.

The first set saw just one break of serve each but Martinez Sanchez took control of the tie-break, winning it to love.

Voskoboeva, in her first WTA Single's final, responded strongly, taking a 3-1 lead in the second set but was unable to hold on to her serve.

Martinez Sanchez, ranked 36 in the world, took control of the second tie-break against an increasingly frustrated Voskoboeva, ranked 82nd, to win her fifth title and her second of 2011.