Graf secures clay triumph

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Steffi Graf overcame a hesitant start to beat Slovakia's Karina Habsudova 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the German Open clay-court tournament yesterday.

Inspired by a partisan crowd, the top-seeded German, who first won the tournament a decade ago, finally ended Habsudova's resistance when she broke service at 5-5 in the third set and then served out for the match.