Almagro tops Soderling in Swedish Open final
Fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain beat defending champion and two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling of Sweden 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to win the clay-court Swedish Open final and claim his first title of the year. The 20th-ranked Almagro earned his sixth career title. In other tournaments:
Albert Montanes of Spain collected his second ATP title of the season after Frenchman Gael Monfils retired from the Mercedes Cup final with an ankle injury at Stuttgart, Germany. Montanes was leading 6-2, 1-2 when Monfils withdrew. Monfils had turned his right ankle in the final game of the first set.
Hungarian Agnes Szavay won her fifth career WTA title, beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 in the Prague Open final.
Kaia Kanepi defeated defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Palermo Open in Italy.