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Clijsters cruises past Venus to win in Stanford


STANFORD (California): Fourth seeded Kim Clijsters easily defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 6-2 in Sunday's final for her third Stanford Classic title. 

Also shooting for her third title at the US$585,000 US hardcourt event, Williams had saved a match point in her victory over Lindsay Davenport in the Wimbledon final and five match points in Saturday's 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 semi-final victory over third-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland. 

   

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