Week #41: Stosur finally gets 1st singles title and Wickmayer wins in Linz

Proving that her run to the US Open semifinals wasn't just a one-off, Yanina Wickmayer won her 2nd WTA title this season in Linz, beating Petra Kvitova in the final. Wickmayer defeated 1st seed Flavia Pennetta in the semis, while unseeded Kvitova had an amazing run to the final consecutively upsetting 6th seed Iveta Benesova, 4th seed Carla Suarez and 2nd seed Agnieszka Radwanska without dropping a set.

In Osaka, Samantha Stosur finally completed her successfully doubles career (22 titles) with her first WTA singles title. In the final, Stosur, who was 0-5 in finals, defeated another usual runner-up, Italian Francesca Schiavone, who had a 1-9 record in finals. The most difficult match for Stosur was the semifinal, where she defeated 1st seed and WTA #6 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets. Sania Mirza, who upsetted 2nd seed Marion Bartoli in the quarters, completed the semis.

Linz (AUT), International, $220,000
Final: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6/3 6/4

Osaka (JPN), International, $220,000
Final: Samantha Stosur (AUS) def Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7/5 6/1

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