Fourth-seeded Anastasia Myskina defeated number-two Amelie Mauresmo of France on Sunday, to become the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Myskina took advantage of an unusual amount of errors by Mauresmo on the way to a 6-2, 6-4 victory. When Myskina broke Mauresmo's serve to clinch the title, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin became one of the first to congratulate her. It was her second-straight title.
American Taylor Dent also captured his second consecutive crown as he captured the men's championship with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Armenian Sargis Sargsian. Dent is the first American to capture the Kremlin title.
Dent came to Moscow fresh from victory in the inaugural Thailand Open, where he beat World Number-One Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain last Sunday.
Fourth-seeded Frenchman Arnaud Clement has captured the inaugural Moselle Open tennis tournament in Metz with a three-set victory over Fernando Gonzalez of Chile. Clement defeated the third-seeded Gonzalez 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, Sunday to win the indoor event. It was his second career tournament crown, following his win in Lyon in 2000.
The 25-year-old Clement is the second French player to win an ATP event in 2003, after Julien Boutter in Casablanca. But Gonzalez's title drought continued. He won a pair of tournaments last year, the last coming at Palermo in September of 2002.