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Tennis: Spaniard Medina-Garrigues Wins Canberra International Tournament


Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain is the winner of the Canberra International tennis tournament in Australia. She overcame South Korea's Cho Yoon-jeong in three sets on Friday, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.

Medina Garrigues raced to a 5-1 lead in the first set before Cho won the next three games. The 23-year-old Spaniard served out the set to take it 6-4.

Cho won the next eight games and led 2-0 in the deciding third set before Medina Garrigues rallied and claimed six of the next eight games to win her fifth WTA title.

This was Cho's third appearance in a WTA tour final, but her first since 2003 when she had jaw surgery. She has a difficult opponent in her opening round match at next week's Australian Open in Melbourne, as she has to face world number two Kim Clijsters of Belgium.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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