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Chang Tops Korda In Legg Mason Classic Finals

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Top-seeded Michael Chang successfully defended his Legg Mason Classic title Sunday in Washington, D.C., beating second-seeded Petr Korda of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Chang, No. 2 in the world, has won five tournaments this season to raise his career total to 31.

Korda, ranked No. 21, will break back into the top 20 today for the first time since Feb. 6, 1995.

Chang earned $90,000 to increase his season total to $955,920.

Second-seeded Sandrine Testud of France, in her first WTA tournament final, defeated Elena Makarova of Russia, 7-5, 6-3, to win the $163,000 WTA women’s tournament in Palermo, Sicily.

Alex Corretja of Spain beat Karol Kucera of Slovakia 6-2, 7-5 to win the $1.04 million Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

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