Stosur defeats Knapp for Bad Gastein title

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Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur came from a set down to win the Bad Gastein WTA Open on Sunday with a 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 triumph over Italian Karin Knapp.
The 31-year-old Australian triumphed over Knapp who was playing her second match of the day after defeating compatriot and number one seed Sara Errani 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals.
That match had been held over since Saturday because of rain.
"It was a very hard match today," said Stosur after her eighth career title.
"I was getting completely outplayed in that first set, and even though she was up in the second set too, I started to feel like I was doing a little better.
"Obviously she served for the match (5-4 in the second set) but I hung in there, got that set then played better and better from there.
"It\’s not ideal to be playing a semifinal and final in one day, a two-and-a-half-hour match in the morning then another two and a half hours in the afternoon, but unfortunately that\’s just what happens with the weather sometimes. And she did serve for the match, so she wasn\’t doing too badly either."
SOURCE: AFP

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