30 Oct 2011

Stosur bows out of WTA Championships

11:42 am on 30 October 2011

The US Open tennis champion Samantha Stosur's run at the season-ending WTA Championships has come to a halt at the hands of Petra Kvitova in Istanbul.

The reigning Wimbledon champion rallied from a set down to defeat Stosur 5-7 6-3 6-3 in just over two hours in their semi-final encounter.

World No.3 Kvitova, undefeated indoors this year in 18 matches, will play Victoria Azarenka in tomorrow's title decider in a rematch of their semi-final at the All England Club this year.

Azarenka easily accounted for Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-3 in the other semi-final.