11 Jan 2009

Dementieva wins ASB Classic

1:03 pm on 11 January 2009

The Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva has won the ASB Classic in Auckland in straight sets.

The top seed and world number four beat unseeded compatriat Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1.

The 27-year-old wrapped up the victory in 88 minutes and completed the tournament without dropping a set.

The win was Dementieva's 12th title of her career and fourth in the last 12 months, highlighted by a victory at the Beijing Olympics in August.

The unseeded Vesnina, 22, was playing in her first WTA final.