[Yahoo] Soderling beats Malisse to win Lyon Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-10-2004, 03:31 PM
Sweden's Robin Soderling won his first ATP singles title, using a strong serve to defeat Belgium's Xavier Malisse 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 Sunday in the Lyon Open final. Soderling previously lost finals in Stockholm, Sweden, and Marseille, France. Malisse has lost all six of his finals. Soderling broke Malisse to take the opening set, but the Belgian opened a 4-0 lead and went on to take the second set.