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Sports Briefing | Tennis: Roberta Vinci Triumphs in Russia

Sports Briefing | Tennis

Roberta Vinci halted a streak of losses in finals to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 6-3, and take the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia.

■ Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan, 6-4, 6-2, to win the Taiwan Open in Kaohsiung without dropping a set in the tournament.

■ Kei Nishikori of Japan won his fourth straight Memphis Open title, beating the American teen Taylor Fritz, 6-4, 6-4.

■ The unseeded Martin Klizan rallied past fifth-seeded Gaël Monfils, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-1, to win the indoor World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

■ Dominic Thiem of Austria defeated Nicolás Almagro of Spain, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (4), to win the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and claim his fourth ATP singles title.

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