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Schiavone claims Kremlin Cup title; Italian beats Govortsova in final

Schiavone turned on the style to power to victory in the Kremlin Cup final
Schiavone turned on the style to power to victory in the Kremlin Cup final
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Francesca Schiavone wins the Kremlin Cup title beating Olga Govortsova
  • Second career WTA triumph for 29-year-old Italian seeded eighth
  • Mikhail Youzhny beats Janko Tipsarevic to win ATP final in Moscow

(CNN) -- Italy's Francesca Schiavone claimed the second title of her WTA Tour career with a straight sets victory over Olga Govortsova of Belarus in Sunday's Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.

The 29-year-old Schiavone needed just one hour and 17 minutes to secure a 6-3 6-0 victory over her unseeded oppoonent.

It continued a rich vein of last season form for the eighth-seeded veteran, who was beaten by Samantha Stosur in last week's final in Osaka.

Schiavone had claimed only one victory in her previous 10 finals on the WTA Tour - at Bad Gastein in 2007 - but showed her intent from the start as they traded breaks.

But Schiavone, the 2005 runner-up in Moscow, made a third breakthrough against the Govortsova service to wrap up the opener in 47 minutes.

In the second set Govortsova, the world number 67, folded under pressure as she was broken three more times to lose the set to love.

I won. I won and I'm so happy.
--Francesca Schiavone

"In the first set we were pretty close battling for every single point," Schiavone told reporters.

"But in the end I was a bit more precise and served well when it was 5-3 to win the set."

World number 24 Schiavone pocketed $157,000 for victory in the $1 million tournament with Govortsova is still searching for her first career title after losing for the second time in a final.

Third seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny beat Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, the sixth seed, to win the ATP Tour final later on Sunday.