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Ancic, Llodra Advance to Den Bosch Men's Final


In a key warm-up for the Wimbledon Championships, Croatian tennis player Mario Ancic has defeated Czech player Jan Hernych, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the finals of the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

The Croatian next takes on Frenchman Michael Llodra, who scored a three-set win over Australian Mark Philippoussis (7-6, 6-7, 6-3). Llodra and Ancic have met once before, in Bratislava in 2002 with the Croatian winning in straight sets (6-4, 7-6).

In women's play, Czech player Klara Koukalova overcame a first-set loss to beat countrywoman Lucie Safarova in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. The victory was Koukalova's first WTA tournament title.

The tournament is one of several grass-court events players are using to prepare for Wimbledon, which starts Monday in London.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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