Guangzhou International 2019: American Sofia Kenin beats Sam Stosur to clinch third WTA singles title of the year

American Sofia Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in Mallorca in June

The Associated Press September 21, 2019 16:26:57 IST
Guangzhou International 2019: American Sofia Kenin beats Sam Stosur to clinch third WTA singles title of the year
  • American Sofia Kenin beat former US Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year

  • Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in Mallorca in June

  • At the Korea Open in Seoul, Yafan Wang beat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 6-4 and will face fourth-seeded Magda Linette of Poland in the final

American Sofia Kenin beat former US Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year.

Guangzhou International 2019 American Sofia Kenin beats Sam Stosur to clinch third WTA singles title of the year

Sofia Kenin in action at the Guangzhou International. Twitter@WTA

Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in Mallorca in June.

Stosur, who won the US Open in 2011, was looking to win her first WTA title since Strasbourg in 2017.

At the Toray Pan Pacific tournament, top-seeded and last year's US Open champion Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final. She will play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3.

At the Korea Open in Seoul, Yafan Wang beat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 6-4 and will face fourth-seeded Magda Linette of Poland in the final. Linette beat second-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7).

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