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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 October 2007, 12:15 GMT 13:15 UK
Dementieva shocks Serena in final
Elena Dementieva and Serena Williams
Dementieva took her record against Williams to 1-4
Russia's Elena Dementieva claimed her first Kremlin Cup title with a shock win over Serena Williams in Moscow.

The hometown player, who turns 26 on Monday, fought back to win 5-7 6-1 6-1 for her first victory over Williams in five meetings.

It is the eighth career title for Dementieva, who had previously never won a set against Williams.

Russian Nikolay Davydenko beat France's Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5 7-6 (11-9) in the men's final.

"It's just a great victory for me," said Dementieva. "This has been one of my favourite tournaments and playing at home in front of my fans, finally I was able to do it.

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"It is a very important win for me and my whole career."

Williams said: "She just played really unbelievable, she should play like that more often.

"I'm not going to make excuses for myself. I played terrible. I had a feeling that almost every shot I hit, it was out."

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