Davenport beats Seles to take Princess Cup title

Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport captured the Princess Cup tournament championship with a straight-set victory over second-seeded Monica Seles on Sunday. Davenport earned her fifth title of 1999 with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) victory, ending Seles’ run of three straight titles at the event.

Davenport, who won at Wimbledon in July, broke Seles’ serve in the 11th game of the first set, then held serve to win it. The two traded breaks of serve in the second set and Davenport raced out to a 4-0 lead in the tie-breaker.

Davenport earned her 24th career title. She also beat Seles for the fourth straight time.

Seles, who has won just once in 1999, was gunning for her sixth win in this event.