from LA Times
Top-seeded Stefan Edberg trounced Mats Wilander, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, Sunday to win the $435,000 Stockholm Open-Scandinavian Championships at Stockholm, Sweden.
It was the eighth career singles Grand Prix victory for the 20-year-old Edberg, who re-established his position as the top Swedish player.
Wilander never got into the match. He was broken in the first game and, during one spell starting in the second set, he lost 16 points in a row.
"I even played better than I did yesterday (Saturday) against (Henri) Leconte (in the semifinals)," Edberg said. "I didn't think I would be able to do that."
Edberg played his usual brand of aggressive tennis, serving powerfully and coming to the net whenever possible. But he also dominated from the back line--usually Wilander's turf--winning several rallies.
Edberg needed only 80 minutes to send his compatriot to the worst defeat of his career.
Wilander, coming off a seven-week sabbatical from tennis, took the outcome with humor. He left the stadium dressed in a strait-jacket and carried on a stretcher, headed for his bachelor party. He will marry Sonya Mulholland Jan. 3.
"See you, Stefan, if I survive this," Wilander shouted.
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