Osaka, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - Samantha Stosur secured her second WTA
title of the season with a three-set victory over Eugenie Bouchard Sunday in
the final at the Japan Women's Open.
The third-seeded Stosur, who won this title in 2009 and was the runner-up in
2011, dropped the first set to Bouchard, but bounced back to notch a 3-6, 7-5,
The Aussie won the U.S. Open tune-up at Carlsbad in August for her fourth
career title and improved to 1-1 in her career against Bouchard, who was
making her first career appearance in a final.
The 19-year-old Canadian had previously lost in the semifinals at Strasbourg
in May and also at Quebec City in September.
Stosur collected a first prize of $40,000.
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