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Cilic secures maiden tour title

Marin Cilic
Cilic broke his duck on the ATP tour in Connecticut on Saturday

Croatian teenager Marin Cilic beat Mardy Fish in three sets in New Haven on Saturday to claim his first title on the ATP Tour.

The 19-year-old beat Fish of the US 6-4 4-6 6-2 in one hour 54 minutes.

"I was really pumped up when I had to be and really enjoyed the moment in the end," said Cilic.

Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki beat top seed Anna Chakvetadze of Russia 3-6 6-4 6-1 to win the women's tournament also in Connecticut.

The unseeded 18-year-old won her first ever title in Stockholm three weeks ago.


"I really accomplished a lot these last couple of weeks - it's been great," she said.

"Here it's the tournament before the US Open (next week) and it's a really big tournament. I have beaten some really great players."

In the Forest Hills tournament Lucie Safrova of the Czech Republic beat China's Peng Shuai 6-4 6-2 in the final.

see also
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23 Aug 08 |  Tennis
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