Kuznetsova wins in 74 minutes

Updated: June 6, 2009, 8:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Svetlana Kuznetsova never struck Dinara Safina as a Grand Slam champion in the making when they were kids in Russia. Kuznetsova showed up for matches toting a two-liter bottle of soda and wearing rock band T-shirts.

As of Saturday, Kuznetsova owns two major titles -- and that's two more than Safina has.

Far steadier, if not all that spectacular, Kuznetsova took advantage of the No. 1-ranked Safina's assorted errors and won the French Open final 6-4, 6-2. Hardly a work of beauty, ...

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