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Another all-Russian final

Marat Safin defeated Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4 at the China Open in Beijing, setting up an all-Russian final with Mikhail Youzhny. He beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4, 6-4. Both are playing for their first title of the year.

OTHER TOURNAMENTS: U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Marlene Weingartner rallied to semifinal victories and meet for the Wismilak International title in Bali, Indonesia. Kuznetsova defeated Nadia Petrova 6-7 (7-1), 6-1, 6-2. Weingartner beat Maria Elena Camerin 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Santiago Perez won the 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, covering the 104-mile course in 4 hours, 6 minutes, 34 seconds. Defending champion Roberto Heras retained the overall lead.

Compiled from Times wires.

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