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Stosur downs Diyas to take another Osaka title

TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia's Samantha Stosur continued her love affair with the Osaka hardcourts by claiming a third Japan Open title after edging Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in Sunday's final. The top seed prevailed 7-6(7) 6-3 over her 20-year-old opponent, who was competing in her first WTA final. The 2011 U.S. Open winner was broken in the first game of the match as Diyas confidently held on for a 5-3 advantage before losing serve for the first time as she tried to close the set out. Diyas recovered in the tiebreak and held two set points but could not convert as the 30-year-old Stosur fought back to take it and avoid dropping her first set of the week. The Queensland...

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