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Rosset beats Courier at Lyon

Marc Rosset of Switzerland defeated Jim Courier 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) Sunday to win his second Lyon Open tennis title.

Rosset also won in 1990. It was his second title of the year and the eighth of his career. He also won at Marseille in February.

Rosset took advantage of Courier's serve to gain the advantage in each set. In the seventh game of the first set, Rosset broke to go up 4-3 en route to winning the set.

The two held serve for the 12 games of the second set. In the tiebreak, Rosset took a 3-1 lead with a passing shot. Courier closed to 3-2, but didn't win another point, accentuating his problems with a double fault to make it 6-2.

Agassi wins rematch

VIENNA, Austria _ U.S. Open champion Andre Agassi beat Germany's Michael Stich 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in a rematch of last month's Open final to win the CA Trophy indoor tournament.

For Agassi, the No. 3 seed, this was his first tournament since the Open. For Stich, ranked No. 3 in the world and seeded No. 2, it was the sixth career loss to Agassi, who served and returned strongly.

The 2-hour, 48-minute match was watched by an enthusiastic crowd of 8,000 cheering wildly for Agassi, ranked No. 8 in the world and seeking a place in the ATP finals at Frankfurt later this year.

"He started out serving so well, and I think I was lucky to get back into the first set," Agassi said.

Agassi clinched the match in the sixth game of the third set, using a series of backhands to overcome Stich's serve and break to lead 4-2. Agassi broke in the eighth game to win the set.

Novotna defends title

Jana Novotna successfully defended a singles title for the first time in her career, beating fellow Czech Helena Sukova 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 at the Brighton International in England.

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2 seed survived eight double faults, including one on her first match point, to beat the unseeded Sukova in a serve-and-volley duel.

"I wish I could do this more often," Novotna said after winning her 11th title in eight years. Novotna joined Steffi Graf as the only repeat winner of the tournament.

The victory also was the first time Novotna had won tournaments in consecutive appearances on the tour. She took the Volkswagen Card Cup at Leipzig, Germany, three weeks ago.

Chang wins in China

Top-seeded Michael Chang won the Salem Open in Beijing for the second straight time, beating Anders Jarryd of Sweden 7-5, 7-5.

"It's a great feeling to come back and defend my title" said Chang, who is ranked No. 7 in the world. Chang is popular in China because he is of Chinese descent. He gave a short victory speech in Chinese before 5,500 fans.

Jarryd, unseeded and ranked No. 138, was playing in a singles final for the first time in 18 months.

Spadea wins challenge

PONTE VEDRA BEACH _ Vince Spadea of Boca Raton beat Kevin Ullyett of South Africa 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP Challenge Cup. Spadea improved his ranking to No. 100 from No. 290 a year ago.

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