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Tennis: Ivanovic Defeats Hingis at Rogers Cup


Thirteenth-seeded Serbian teenager Ana Ivanovic has defeated former world No. 1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland to claim the Rogers Cup tennis title in Montreal, Canada.

After the final was delayed one day because of heavy rain, the 18-year-old Ivanovic beat the seventh-seeded Hingis on Monday, 6-2, 6-3, to claim her first title in a WTA Tour Tier-one event.

Hingis won the Rogers Cup in 1999 and 2000 and her performance this week will put her back in the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time after a three-year absence from the WTA Tour due to foot and ankle injuries.

Ivanovic takes home a purse of almost $197,000, while Hingis earned just under $100,000.

In the doubles final, Martina Navratilova of the United States partnered with Russia's Nadia Petrova for a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany.

The 49-year-old Navratilova also owns 167 career singles titles. She has announced she will retire after the U.S. Open, which runs from August 28 to September 10.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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