Anderson wins first ATP title in 3 years

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday.

Anderson, ranked 15th, needed just 92 minutes to secure his third career ATP World Tour tournament title, and his first since winning at Delray Beach, Florida, on March 4, 2012.

"Coming into the week, I had some high expectations," Anderson said. "But I was thinking back to my first match against (Kazakhstan's Mikhail) Kukushkin on Court 2, and not playing the best first set. I had to save a bunch of break points and getting broken, and even breaking my racket.

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