Posted April 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur won the final five games of the rain-delayed match for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Galina Voskoboeva at the Family Circle Cup on Friday. The second-seeded Stosur returned to play after severe storms swept through the area Thursday night. The washout means double duty for Stosur, who will play Venus Williams in the quarterfinals later Friday. Stosur is the highest seed left in the tournament following the withdrawal of Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, who won the Sony Ericsson Open last week. She led 3-1 in the second set before Voskoboeva rallied to force a third set. Venus' sister Serena Williams also has a quarterfinal match Friday. Should the sisters win, it would mean a semifinal showdown between Venus and Serena on Saturday.

Serena easily reaches title match

Serena Williams powered past Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Family Circle Cup finals. Stosur is the reigning US Open champion, defeating Serena Williams last September for her first major title. Stosur also ousted Williams' older sister, Venus, in the semifinals here Friday. Serena quickly made sure Stosur wouldn't join the list of seven players who&...

Family Circle Cup: Bad Luck for Lisicki, Two Wins for Stosur, and More

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Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova Roll into the Family Circle Cup Final

A former champion at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Samantha Stosur is usually pretty comfortable on the tournament’s green clay. She was in fine form on Friday, winning two three set singles matches to set up an exciting semifinal against Serena Williams. Adamant that physical fatigue did not play a role in Saturday’s match, the 2011 US Open champion won just two games...
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