Isner, Ferrer, Cilic and Tipsarevic ATP winners this week

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Updated: July 16, 2012

 

John Isner fired 16 aces in a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 victory over Australian Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday to win the ATP Hall of Fame Championships title for the second-straight year.

Hewitt, who received a wild card into the draw, was playing in his first final since June 2010, when he captured his 28th career title on the grass courts at Halle.

The two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No 1 from Australia has battled a string of injuries in recent years and underwent radical foot surgery in February.

Isner’s triumph ended Hewitt’s unbeaten career run in grass court finals, putting his record at 7-1.

Second seed Marin Cilic captured his second title of the season on Sunday, beating Spanish fourth seed Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-2 to become the first home winner in Umag since 1990.

Cilic claimed victory at the claycourt event in one hour and 32 minutes.

The 23-year-old Croat celebrated his third triumph on home soil, adding to the back-to-back titles he claimed at the Zagreb Indoors in 2009 and 2010.

Top-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic, the world No 8, won his third career title on Sunday by beating Argentine second seed Juan Monaco 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the final of the Stuttgart claycourt tournament.

It was the 28-year-old Tipsarevic’s first trophy of the year and adds to previous titles in Moscow and Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

Top-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic, the world No 8, won his third career title on Sunday by beating Argentine second seed Juan Monaco 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the final of the Stuttgart claycourt tournament.

It was the 28-year-old Tipsarevic’s first trophy of the year and adds to previous titles in Moscow and Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

On the ladies Tour, Serena Williams became the first woman since 2006 to repeat as champion at the WTA Stanford event as the five-time Wimbledon winner defeated lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday.

Williams’ title defence came six years after Kim Clijsters completed her double.

Top-seeded Sara Errani cruised past Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Italiacom Open.

Errani dominated from start to finish and took just 1 hour, 15 minutes to beat the eighth-seeded Czech player for her fourth title of the year.

Errani, who was runner-up at the French Open this year, dropped just 20 games in five matches en route to reclaiming the trophy she won in 2008.

Her other victories this year were in Budapest, Barcelona and Acapulco. Errani, who is ranked No 9 in the world, is the first Italian woman to win four tournaments in a season.