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Lisicki beats Hantuchova to win Edgbaston title

June 13, 2011 20:36 IST

Germany's Sabine Lisicki made up for lost time by crushing in-form Daniela Hantuchova in the delayed final of the Edgbaston championship on Monday.

The unseeded Lisicki won 6-3, 6-2 to claim the title at the Wimbledon warm-up event, which needed an extra day to complete after Sunday's torrential rain.

Lisicki raced into a 4-1 lead and fourth seed Hantuchova never really managed to get a foothold into the match.

Two more breaks followed in the second set as the German closed out the win to take her first title since 2009.

Lisicki has been awarded a wildcard into the main draw at Wimbledon.

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