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Stepanek beats No. 2 seed Blake en route to second career title

Updated: July 22, 2007, 9:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Radek Stepanek upset second-seeded James Blake 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-2 to win the ATP Countrywide Classic on Sunday.

It was the second career title for Stepanek, who entered the match with a 13-15 record this season. He advanced to the final when wild card Nicolas Kiefer of Germany withdrew due to a sore knee.

Stepanek, a native of the Czech Republic, saved three set points in the first set against Blake.

"He moves in to the net very well and volleys ...

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