(CNN) -- Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova secured her first WTA Tour victory since winning in 2007 in New Haven, beating compatriot and world number one Dinara Safina in straight sets to claim the Porsche Grand Prix title in Sturttgart.
Kuznetsova claimed her first tournament win for two years with victory in the Stuttgart final.
Kuznetsova took 80 minutes to defeat fellow-Russian Safina, who was playing in her first tournament since being installed at the top of the world rankings, 6-4 6-3.
As well as the winner's first prize, former US Open champion Kuznetsova also collected a brand new Porsche sports car as the tournament victor.
Kuznetsova, who beat another Russian -- Olympic champion and second seed Elena Dementieva in the semifinals -- needed only 43 minutes to take the opening set and had a match point at 5-2 in the second set.
Although, Safina saved that, Kuznetsova took the title on her second match point to end a dismal run of losing her last six WTA Tour finals.
|Most Viewed||Most Emailed|