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Nakamura captures national title

Kyodo News

Top seed Aiko Nakamura defeated fourth-seeded Junri Namigata 6-2, 6-1 in the final to win her first singles title at the Japan National Tennis Championships Saturday. Nakamura broke Namigata’s serve in the opening game and remained in control throughout the match against the No. 4 seed, who had to fight pain in her right hip area and received treatment during the match at Ariake Tennis Forest Park.