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Slebotnik Overcomes Leg Injury to Win Tennis Titles


Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik has overcome a leg injury to win both the singles and doubles titles at the ASB Classic women's tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.

Srebotnik received treatment for a thigh injury to beat fourth-seeded Japanese player Shinboue Asagoe in the final in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.

Earlier, the Slovene player took two and a half hours to beat fifth seed Marion Bartoli of France in the semifinals, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5.

Srebotnik later teamed with Asagoe to take the tournament doubles title over Leanne Baker of New Zealand and Francesca Lubiani of Italy, 6-3, 6-3. The win was Srebotnik's seventh doubles title on the WTA tour.

The singles title was Srebotnik's third in five years. The 23-year-old Slovene came into the tournament ranked 87th in the world.

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