Agassi beats Muller; Clijsters, Coria win

Los Angeles, August 1:

Top-seeded Andre Agassi beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-5 in the Mercedes-Benz Cup final on Sunday for his 60th career title. Coming back from a two-month layoff, the 35-year-old Agassi capped an impressive run through the tournament that he also won in 1998, 2001 and 2002. Agassi broke unseeded Muller once in each set; in the first game, and for 6-5 in the second. The game before, Muller had set point on Agassi’s serve, but clobbered a second serve into the net. He was playing his first tournament since losing in the opening round of the French Open in May after aggravating the sciatic nerve injury.

Croatia Open

UMAG: Guillermo Coria clinched his first ATP title of the season by beating Carlos Moya 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the Croatia Open. It was third time lucky for Coria. Coria won his ninth career title on Sunday, and seventh on clay.

Bank of West

STANFORD: Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams’ erratic game to win 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title. The Belgian defeated Williams for only the third time in nine meetings and ended a three-match losing streak to the American, earning her third championship in this event, and fourth tournament win of the season.