Japan Women’s Open: Stosur and Schiavone to meet in Osaka final
Samantha Stosur defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the final of the Japan Women’s Open.
Stosur broke Wozniacki, the defending champion, to go up 5-4 in the final set and then held serve to take the win after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play.
Stosur is still looking for her first WTA singles title, having lost all five of her previous finals.
In the final in Osaka, Samantha Stosur will play against Francesca Schiavone, who beat Sania Mirza 6-2 6-2 in just 59 minutes.
Schiavone broke Mirza four times and never faced a break point to improve to 3-0 against the unseeded Indian. The Italian has an unenviable record in tournament finals, standing at 1-9. The sole win came in the Gastein Ladies event in Austria in 2007.
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