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Joachim Johansson clinched his second ATP title of the year at the Marseille Open Sunday, unleashing 19 aces on his way to victory over Croatia’s Ican Ljuvicic. 

It was a particularly sweet victory for Pim Pim—he lost twice to Ljubicic last year, once at the Madrid Open and once at the Olympics.

Sweden’s Anja Persson scooped up yet another gold medal at the Alpine ski world championships Sunday.  Although she said she was bitterly disappointed that she skied out in the second leg of the slalom Friday, she was content to take the Super-G crown. 

And in hockey, fans here are celebrating Tre Kronor’s 5-1 victory over arch-rival Finland in the Sweden Hockey Games.  Sweden has notoriously lost to Finland several times over the past few years, most notably in the World Championships two years ago.  So, the victory not heals a few wounds, it also clinches a place for the Swedes in the European Hockey Tour final against Russia in late April. 

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