Murray thrashes Young to win Thailand title

    Andy Murray holds aloft the Thailand Open trophy after his easy win over Donald Young

    Story highlights

    • Britain's Andy Murray claims third ATP title of the season
    • Murray beats Donald Young 6-2 6-0 to win Thailand Open in Bangkok
    • Serb Janko Tipsarevic wins first ATP title of his career in Malaysia
    • Home star Li Na beaten in first round of China Open
    Britain's Andy Murray claimed his third title of the season with a straight sets thrashing of Donald Young of the United States to win the Thailand Open Sunday.
    Top seed Murray made no mistake as he swept aside Young 6-2 6-0 in just 47 minutes to add to his victories in Cincinnati and at Queen's Club in London.
    "I just played really well," Murray told the official ATP website.
    "Towards the end of the first set he started to play a bit better, but once I got up in the second I hardly made any mistakes."
    Murray will now head to the Japan Open in Tokyo where the draw is headed by world number two Rafael Nadal, who beat him in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
    Murray is hoping to overtake Roger Federer for the world number three spot by the end of the season.
    "It's a very good start. Roger (Federer) always plays very well on the European indoor courts, so I'm sure I'm going to have to win a lot more matches if I want to finish No. 3. That's the goal and I'll keep working hard to give myself a shot at doing that," he added.
    Young could not repeat his success over Murray at Indian Wells but will move into the top 50 for the first time after his run to the final.
    In other ATP final action Sunday, Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic captured the first career title as he beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4 7-5 in the Malaysian Open.
    Tipsarevic, seeded third, had been the only player in the Top 20 without an ATP title and had lost his previous four finals.
    On the WTA Tour, French Open champion Li Na suffered a shock defeat in front of her home fans as she lost in straight sets to Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu.
    Li has struggled since her Roland Garros triumph and lost 6-4 6-0 for her second straight first round exit, leaving the crowd in Beijing stunned.