Kenin battles past Stosur to claim Guangzhou crown

Sofia Kenin Guangzhou 2019

Moscow-born American Sofia Kenin won her third title of a breakthrough year with a hard-fought victory over Sam Stosur in the final of the Guangzhou Open on Saturday.

That form finally continued over to Stosur's singles in Guangzhou, where an early exit as the doubles' number one seeds alongside Zhang Shuai helped pave the way for a reinvigorated run to the final in the singles draw.

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Kenin beat Russia's Anna Blinkova 7-6 (2) 4-6 6-1, breaking her opponent six times in a match that lasted two hours and 22 minutes.

American 20-year-old Kenin produced a pivotal break at 4-4 in the second set, which came as she reeled off seven games in succession to turn the match on its head.

The 2011 US Open champion dropped serve to love in the sixth game, but broke back immediately and won the set despite missing two break points at 4-4.

Stosur was chasing her first singles title in more than two years.

In fact, before the start of this competition, Stosur was 6-10 win-loss on hard courts, which included a first round loss at the US Open and a qualifying defeat at the New York Open. "She played very, very well for the whole match, and really picked it up in that second and third sets", Stosur said.



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