Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Sam Stosur

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Sofia Kenin, of the United States, returns a shot to Laura Siegemund, of Germany, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (Sarah Stier / AP)

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. 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.

Stosur, who won the U.S. 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 U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-1 in a semifinal.

Angelique Kerber was scheduled to play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the other semifinal later Saturday.

In a Korea Open semifinal in Seoul, Yafan Wang beat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Wang will face the winner of the later semifinal between fourth-seeded Magda Linette of Poland and second-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova.

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