Stefan Edberg, scoring with deep volleys and strong service returns, beat Ivan Lendl 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 Monday to win the men's singles title at the Japan OpenTennis Championships in Tokyo.
"Since last year, I have struggled with a lot of injuries and had a tough time. I worked hard and finally it paid off, so I am very happy," Edberg said after winning the title, worth $122,250.Lendl, the world's top-ranked player, received $61,125 out of the total purse of $627,500.
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At Largo, Fla., Conchita Martinez, a 17-year-old Spaniard who did not have a computer ranking a year ago, upset top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-3, 6-2, Sunday to win the $200,000 Eckerd Tennis Open.
Martinez, the No. 8 seed whose only previous tournament championships were in satellite events, did not lose a set during the tournament and dropped only 15 games in her five matches.