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Myskina becomes first Russian to capture Kremlin Cup

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Moscow, Russia (Sports Network) - Russia's won the $1.3 million Kremlin Cup indoor tennis event Sunday with a straight set victory over . The fourth-seeded Myskina posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Mauresmo in front of her hometown crowd to pocket $189,000. The 22-year-old youngster, who became the first Russian to win this event, captured her fourth WTA Tour singles championship this year.

"I really wanted to win here at home because the home crowd was so great. Everyone was so supportive," Myskina expressed. "This was such a great win for me."

Myskina won her sixth career singles title. She also picked up her seventh straight match win and her second title in two weeks, having shocked U.S. Open and French Open champion -Hardenne in last week's title match in Leipzig.

The crowd was clearly in Myskina's corner, supporting her every move. Among the hometown fans there to support her was former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

"I was really honored that Boris Yeltsin came out to support me and everyone else this week," Myskina explained. "He was there to congratulate me after my win and gave me a big hug, so that was an incredible thing for me."

Mauresmo was searching for her second title of the year and 10th of her career.

With Maria Sharapova also winning the Japan Open on Sunday, this marked the first time in WTA Tour history that Russians have won all singles Tour titles in the same week.

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