Hingis successfully defends Montreal title

Hingis recovered in the second set before Williams was forced to withdraw Keystone

Switzerland's world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, has won the Canadian Open tennis tournament in Montreal after her opponent, Serena Williams, was forced to withdraw through injury during the final.

This content was published on August 21, 2000 - 08:05

Hingis beat Williams (WTA rank 7) 0-6, 6-3, 3-0 to defend the title she won last year.

Hingis was whitewashed in the first set. "It could have been 0-6, 0-6," she joked later at the presentation ceremony.

She pulled back in the second set to set up a decider. Williams injured her foot during the set, and it proved too bad to allow her to complete the match.

It was Hingis' first victory against Williams in their last four encounters. The win ended a miserable streak for Hingis.

The Swiss player has now won 31 WTA tournaments. Her win in Montreal came a week before the last big tournament of the year - the US Open in Flushing Meadow.

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