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Venus ends title drought with Luxembourg crown

10:02 AM, Oct 21, 2012   |    comments
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1 Venus Williams ended the longest title drought of her career with a victory over Romanian Monica Niculescu in Sunday's final at the Luxembourg Open.

Williams handled Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 to capture her first title since winning at Acapulco in February 2010.

The 32-year-old Williams now has 44 singles titles overall.

Niculescu appeared in her second career final. She lost to Victoria Azarenka at the Luxembourg final last year.

Williams and Niculescu met for the first time Sunday.

With the win, Williams collected $37,000.

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