TENNIS ROUNDUP : Bruguera Plays Double to Wrap Up Swiss Crown

From Associated Press

Top-seeded Spaniard Sergi Bruguera, in his first tournament since winning the French Open, defended his Swiss Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over third-seeded Karel Novacek of the Czech Republic on Sunday at Gstaad.

Bruguera, ranked fifth in the world, had less than four hours between the final and completing a rain-interrupted semifinal in which he defeated unseeded German Marc Goellner, 6-3, 6-0. Rain interrupted the final for an hour.

Bruguera has won 15 matches in a row, last losing May 14 to Jim Courier in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.

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Greg Rusedski, 19, of Canada became the youngest winner of the Hall of Fame tennis championships, outlasting Javier Frana of Argentina, 7-5, 6-7 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5), in the final of the $175,000 tournament at Newport, R.I.

It was only the second victory by a Canadian in a men's singles tournament on the ATP Tour, and Rusedski hadn't been born when Mike Belkin won the Western Championship at Cincinnati in 1969.

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Austria's Horst Skoff, a clay-court specialist, won the Swedish Open at Bastad, beating Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 7-5, 1-6, 6-0.

The victory, Skoff's fourth ATP title, was worth $33,800.

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Unseeded Radka Bobkova upset top-seeded Mary Pierce of France, 6-3, 6-2, to win a Women's Tennis Assn. tournament at Palermo, Sicily.

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Alexander Volkov of Russia rallied to defeat top-seeded Petr Korda of the Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and win the men's singles title at the Gunze World tournament at Osaka, Japan.

South Africa's Amanda Coetzer beat NCAA champion Lisa Raymond, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, for the women's title on the artificial court of the Municipal Gymnasium.

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