Italian in easy victory

MOSCOW - ITALY'S FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE eased to her second career title with a 6-3 6-0 thrashing of Belarussian Olga Govortsova in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday.

MOSCOW - ITALY'S FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE eased to her second career title with a 6-3 6-0 thrashing of Belarussian Olga Govortsova in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday.

After a nervous first set, where both players had trouble holding their serve, the eighth seed ran away with the second as 67th-ranked Govortsova was hampered by a painful rib injury.

The 29-year-old Italian, whose only other title was in Bad Gastein in 2007, screamed in delight after putting away the last point.- Reuter

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