Sam beats Aga to reach Hong Kong quarters
Sam Stosur has won consecutive matches for the first time in her comeback from a hand injury, beating Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday night at the WTA Hong Kong Open.
Stosur trailed the fourth-seeded Radwanska by a set and a break before storming back at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium.
Radwanska held two break points in the ninth game of the second set, which had she converted would have seen her serving for the match.
Instead, Stosur held for 5-4 and then broke Radwanska on her third set point to send the match into a decider – which she completely dominated.
The 3-6 6-4 6-0 victory – during which she won the last nine games in a row – extends her head-to-head record over the Pole to 4-1, and sets up a quarterfinal showdown with either Luksika Kumkhum or Wang Qiang.
“It’s certainly the best I’ve felt out on court since starting back four weeks ago,” Stosur said.
“I really enjoyed playing out there tonight and that’s the way I really want to keep playing and the way I play best, so yeah that was definitely one of my better matches I guess in recent months, for sure.”