Chang Upsets Stosur to Meet Watson in Osaka Final


Heather Watson


Top seed Sam Stosur of Australia was ousted by 134th ranked Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to move into the final of the Japan Open in Osaka. Chang will meet Great Britain’s Heather Watson who dismissed local player Misaki Doi of Japan 7-6 (2), 7-5.

For both Chang and Watson it will be their first final on the WTA tour and the first time the players have faced each other.

Watson is trying to become the first British woman to win a tournament in 22 years. Three weeks ago Laura Robson fell in the final of the Guangzhou Open in Taiwan.
Chang is trying to become the third player from Taiwan to win a WTA title.

Osaka, Japan
October 8-14, 2012

Results – Saturday, October 13, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) d. (1) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 64 46 76(3)
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 76(2) 75

Doubles – Semifinals
(4) Date-Krumm/Watson (JPN/GBR) d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Zheng (ESP/CHN) 64 46 108 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Sunday, October 14, 2012
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Chang Kai-Chen vs. Heather Watson
2. Doubles Final: Kops-Jones/Spears vs. Date-Krumm/Watson