(October 13, 2013) Australia’s Samantha Stosur rallied past rising Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to claim her second Japan Open title. Stosur won the tournament also in 2009.
For Stosur it’s her fifth career WTA title and second of the season, also having also won at Carlsbad. It marks the first time in her career that Australian has won more than one title in the same year.
“Eugenie was playing really well today,” Stosur said. “I just had to stick it out in the second set, and I’m pretty happy with how things went in the third. I love playing here. I love the site and the fans are great – I always feel like I have lots and lots of support when I come to Osaka.”
For the 19-year-old Bouchard it was her first WTA final. She is projected to surpass her career best ranking of No. 35 when the new rankings come out on Monday.