Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stosur halts Craybas's run in Seoul

Jill Craybas may have taken out Shahar Peer in the quarterfinals of the Hansol Korea Open yesterday, but today, she was no match for Samantha Stosur, who defeated her in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-1. The whole thing was over in forty-five minutes.

Stosur has one of the very best serves on the tour, and her first serve win percentage for the match was 82; her second serve win percentage was 68. Stosur has pulled her way back up--almost to the top--in doubles, but is still working to restore her singles status after taking a very long sick leave last year.

Meanwhile, Kaia Kanepi was serving at 40-0 at 4-5 in the third set of her semifinal match against Maria Kirilenko, only to see Kirilenko make five straight points and win the match, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Top seed Kirilenko and Stosur have played three times before. Stosur had to retire in one of those matches, and they each won one of the others.

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