Tokyo, October 8 :
World number one Roger Federer showed Tim Henman no mercy on Sunday to win the menâ€™s singles title at the Japan Open.
The 25-year-old Swiss notched up an easy 6-3, 6-3 victory over Henman, a surprise finalist making his first appearance in Tokyo in eight years.
Federer forced Henman to send a forehand sailing long to finish off the 67-minute match. Federer took a 7-6 lead in head-to-head match-ups with Henman, having won their last six encounters. It was Federerâ€™s ninth title of the season â€” including Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open â€” and his 42nd overall. Federer failed to make the final only once this season, losing to British star Andy Murray at Cincinnati in August.
The womenâ€™s title in Tokyo went to top seed Marion Bartoli of France, who came from behind to beat local favourite Aiko Nakamura, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Porsche GP :
STUTTGART: Russiaâ€™s Nadia Petrova defeated French teenager Tatiana Golovin in straight sets to win the Porsche Grand Prix title here on Sunday.
Fourth seed Petrova outclassed Golovin winning 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to collect the $98,500 prize money and a luxury Porsche sportscar. It was a fifth WTA title this year for the 24-year-old Petrova.