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MOSCOW: Top seed Samantha Stosur of Australia battled back from a set down to beat fourth seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia on her way to the final of the joint ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup tournament yesterday.
Stosur, ranked ninth, won through 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and will next face former world number one and third seed Caroline Wozniacki, who also needed three sets to get past Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4.
Meanwhile, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will look to avenge last week’s Shanghai Masters quarter-final loss against Tomas Berdych in the Stockholm Open final, after beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 5-2.
The top seed advanced to the final after beating Baghdatis, but only after the Cypriot retired due to a left groin strain.
Berdych defeated Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in just 69 minutes without facing a single break point, 6-3, 6-2.
Tsonga,, and Berdych are be gunning for a spot in the World Tour Finals in November. AFP