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Samantha Stosur of Australia swept past American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.
She will face another teenager on Sunday, after 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Canada beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career WTA tour final.
The third-seeded Stosur was never broken against the 18-year-old Keys and clinched the win in just over an hour.
"You have to make sure you're serving well against Madison so you don't fall behind in a set, because she's got a very, very big serve," Stosur said.
Bouchard won seven straight games to take a 3-0 lead in the second set and cruised from there.
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Former champion Samantha Stosur reached the Japan Open semifinals, beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday.
Awaiting the third-seeded Stosur on Saturday is American teenager Madison Keys, who advanced to her first WTA semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over China's Zheng Jie. In the other semi, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard faces Japan's Kurumi Nara.
(October 13, 2013) Australia’s Samantha Stosur rallied past rising Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to claim her second Japan Open title. Stosur won the tournament also in 2009. For Stosur it’s her fifth career WTA title and second of the season, also having also won at Carlsbad. It marks the first time in […]
(October 12, 2013) Samantha Stosur will face off against Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday. Stosur routed American teen Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 while 19-year-old Bouchard dominated Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first WTA final. HP OPEN Osaka, Japan October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – […]
HP OPEN Osaka, Japan October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, October 11, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 36 63 (5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. (Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 26 64 61 (6) Madison Keys (USA) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 61 (WC) Kurumi […]