Wozniacki tops Stosur in Kremlin Cup final

Oct. 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM   |   Comments

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MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki defeated Samantha Stosur in three sets Sunday to claim the Kremlin Cup championship and her 20th career WTA title.

Wozniacki, seeded third, edged past the top-seeded Stosur 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in a match that took more than 2 hours. Both women also went to three sets and played for more than 2 hours in winning their semifinals Saturday.

Wozniacki ended up with eight service breaks, including in the final game of the tournament. Stosur grabbed the early third-set lead with a break at love in the first game but Wozniacki returned the break -- also at love -- and evened the match at 3-3.

Stosur had a couple of chances to retake the lead in the ninth game but Wozniacki held in a 10-point game. Wozniacki's first championship point was erased with an ace from Stosur but Wozniacki took the next two points for the title.

Wozniacki improved to 20-11 in WTA finals matches with her second championship of the year. She won in Seoul in September.

Stosur is 3-12 in WTA finals, including a 0-3 record in title matches since she won the U.S. Open in 2011.

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