Dushevina wins first WTA title

Updated: August 2, 2009, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Vera Dushevina of Russia beat Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1 in the Istanbul Cup final to win her first WTA title.

The fifth-seeded Dushevina defeated the eighth-seeded Hradecka in 41 minutes on Sunday. Dushevina's previous best result was reaching the final in Stockholm in 2008.

Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva and No. 2 Patty Schnyder were knocked out in the first round.

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