Tennis: Final victory is stress relief for tired Graf

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Steffi Graf emerged from the end-of-season Chase Championship in New York as the undisputed champion of women's tennis with a five-set victory over Martina Hingis in the final.

"In a way, I'm glad it's done," Graf said after her 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 4- 6, 6-0 victory over Hingis for a fifth Tour final championship title. "In another way, in terms of what I've done in tennis this year, I think I topped last year. It was so much more difficult physically to do it.

"If I had a wish list for next year, it would be my health. That's something that I'm deeply disturbed by. I really need to find a way to feel better physically. That's absolutely the top priority. Second is that life in general gets a little easier."