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Singapore Slammers crowned IPTL champions

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Singapore, Dec 20: Singapore Slammers were crowned champions of the second edition of the Intertiol Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after beating title holders Indian Aces 26-21 here on Sunday.

Slammers were put ahead by Carlos Moya when he downed Fabrice Santoro 6-4 in the men's legends match. Belinda Bencic increased the lead by one when she beat Svetla Kuznetsova 6-5 in the women's singles.

But Aces muscled back into the contest with a 6-2 win in the mixed doubles set, with. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopan getting the better of Dustin Brown and Karoli Pliskova.

Stanislas Wawrinka put Slammers in the lead again with a 6-3 victory over Berrd Tomic in the crucial men's singles contest. He then continued his impressive form to pair up with Marcelo Melo for men's doubles and won 6-3 against Ivan Dodig and Bopan to seal the match and the championship in his team's favour.

Slammers received a prize money of $1 million while beaten filists Indian Aces got $500,000. IANS

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