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Nadia Petrova beats Shahar Peer

Updated: July 31, 2011, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia beat top-seeded Shahar Peer 7-5, 6-2 to win the inaugural Citi Open on Sunday.

It's the 10th career WTA title for Petrova and her first since 2008 at Quebec City.

"I've been waiting for this patiently," Petrova said.

Petrova, who has been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, took advantage of a strong serve to control the match. Petrova won 30 of 36 first point serves and also had seven aces to just one for the ...

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