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Hingis loses to arch rival Davenport in final

On her way out: Martina Hingis in the final of the Advanta championships


The world number one tennis player, Switzerland's Martina Hingis, has been defeated in the final of the Advanta championships in Pennsylvania, losing in straight sets on Sunday to her American rival, Lindsay Davenport.

The first set went to a tie-break, which Davenport won 7-6 (9-7).

Davenport appeared to be coasting to victory in the second set, taking a 5-1 lead, but Hingis pulled back to 5-4 after breaking Davenport's service twice.

However, Hingis then lost her service conceding the second set 6-4.

Davenport now has a 12-9 record against Hingis. The defeat ends an excellent run by Hingis who has won three consecutive WTA titles in recent weeks.

Hingis, 20, has won 73 of her 82 matches this year without capturing a Grand Slam title. She has won a total of eight singles titles during the course of the year, netting $14million in prize money.

swissinfo with agencies

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