[Yahoo] Johansson takes St. Petersburg Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-30-2005, 06:01 PM
Sweden's Thomas Johansson captured his first title of the season, winning the St. Petersburg Open on Sunday by defeating Germany's Nicolas Kiefer 6-4, 6-2. Johansson, seeded second and ranked 15th, earned his ninth career title. He also won this tournament in 1997. ``I played very well today,'' Johansson said.