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Jankovic, Kunitsyn prevail

October 13, 2008

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— Top-ranked Jelena Jankovic won her third title in three weeks Sunday, beating Russia's Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 6-4, in the final of the Kremlin Cup.

Igor Kunitsyn won the men's tournament, upsetting fellow Russian Marat Safin for his first ATP Tour title. Kunitsyn, who survived seventh-seeded Safin's 21 aces to win 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 6-3, said he had prepared a speech to congratulate his opponent on the victory.

"I was hoping to win a couple of games and that's it," Kunitsyn said. "I still don't know how I was able to outplay Marat, but I guess it happens. I still don't understand how I won."

Jankovic was coming off back-to-back wins at the China Open and the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany.

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