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Del Potro Beats Benneteau in Rotterdam; Azarenka Downs Williams

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Serena Williams of the U.S. to defend her Qatar Open title. Photographer: Karim Jaafar/AFP via Getty Images

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina beat Julien Benneteau of France in straight sets to win the Rotterdam World Tennis title today.

World No. 7 Del Potro won 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, having lost in last year’s final to Roger Federer. Benneteau beat world No. 2 Federer in this year’s quarterfinals.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Serena Williams of the U.S. 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3 to defend her Qatar Open title. Williams will replace Azarenka tomorrow at the top of the WTA rankings.

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