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Hingis breezes through to Filderstadt final

Switzerland's Martina Hingis (left) gets a congratulatory kiss from Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

(Keystone)

World number one Martina Hingis has eased past Spain's Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to reach the final of the WTA tennis tournament in the German town of Filderstadt. She now faces the Belgian, Kim Clijsters, in the finals.

It took just 36 minutes for the top-ranked player from St Gallen to beat her opponent in straight sets on Saturday.

With a score of 6-1, 6-0, Hingis brought the number of victories chalked up since she first played the Catalan player in 1996 to 15 - against a mere one defeat.

In Sunday's final, Hingis will face Kim Clijsters of Belgium who beat France's Nathalie Tauziat 3-6 6-4 6-1.

If the Swiss champion is successful, she will be adding another Porsche to her respectable collection; she's already won three of the luxury sports cars having been victorious at the Filderstadt event in 1996, 1997 and 1999.

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