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Samantha Stosur dispatches Victoria Azarenka in Carlsbad final

Aug. 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM   |   Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur shook off a long losing streak to Victoria Azarenka Sunday, besting her in the final of the Southern California Open for a fourth career title.

Australia's Stosur entered the Carlsbad title tilt with a 0-8 all-time mark against the 24-year-old Belarusian, but dominated Azarenka 6-2, 6-3 Sunday at La Costa Resort and Spa.

The fifth-seeded Stosur turned aside six of Azarenka's seven break-point chances in the first set and five more in the opening game of the second set in posting her first win since the 2011 U.S. Open.

The Aussie improved to 4-12 all-time in finals.

Despite coming up short in her bid for a 17th career victory, Azarenka is expected to wrest the world No. 2 ranking from Maria Sharapova this week.

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