King wins Bangkok Open

Bangkok, October 15:

American teenager Vania King rallied to beat Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Bangkok Open and her first WTA title. The 17-year-old King used aggressive groundstrokes and came back from trailing 2-4 in the third set to win her first trophy in her maiden final appearance. She is the first 17-year-old from the United States to win a WTA title since Serena Williams won the US Open in 1999.

Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM: James Blake beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second straight year. The second-seeded American became the first player since 1996 to defend his title at the Royal Tennis Hall.

Nieminen, seeded fifth, lost the final for the second time. Sjeng Schalken beat the Finn in 2001. It was the fifth ATP title of the season for Blake. Only Roger Federer (nine) and Rafael Nadal (five) have won more. Blake is unbeaten in 10 matches in the Stockholm Open. He won the tournament in his first appearance in the Swedish capital last year.

Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW: Anna Chakvetadze beat Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-4 to win the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. It was her second straight title after her win at the Guangzhou Open in China two weeks ago. Petrova saved four breakpoints in the seventh game of the first set before dropping her serve. She broke back immediately, but lost her next service game and ultimately the set. Chakvetadze continued to control play in the second set and broke twice to lead 4-1. Chakvetadze improved her record against her opponent to 3-0 this season.