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Pennetta defeats Cornet to take Mexican Open title

Pennetta defeats Cornet to take Mexican Open title

Italy's top-seeded Flavia Pennetta defeated France's second-ranked Alize Cornet to take the women's title at the Mexican Open on Saturday.
Also Saturday, Oliver Marach of Austria and Slovak Michal Mertinak upset Agustin Calleri of Argentina and Luis Horna of Peru to take the hard-fought men's doubles title.
The Spanish duo of Nuria Llagostera and Maria Jose Martinez defeated the Czech pairing of Iveta Benesova and Petra Cetkovskova in rapid straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 to take the women's doubles.
In the one-hour, 36-minute duel, Pennetta _ who won the tourney in 2005 but lost in three other finals _ blanked Cornet 6-0 in the first set, breaking her serve three times.
Cornet roared back for a 6-4 victory in the second; Pennetta sealed the victory with a 6-1 drubbing in the final set.
"I love Acapulco, this is one of my favorite tournaments, I always play my best tennis here," Pennetta said. "I don't know what to say, I'm too happy."
She acknowledged "I got a little nervous in the second. I played a good match over all."
Martinez won the Acapulco doubles in 2001, and now has five doubles' titles to her credit.
Marach and Mertinak took the first set by a broad 6-2, dropped the second set 6-7(3), and struggled back to a 10-7 finale.
Top-seeded David Nalbandian faced sixth-seeded Nicolas Almagro in the men's final later Saturday.