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.
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.