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Stosur to face Bouchard in Japan Open final

October 12, 2013

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Samantha Stosur swept past American teenager Madison Keys and into the final of the Japan Open after a powerful performance in Osaka on Saturday.

Australian Stosur, the No.3 seed and winner of this tournament four years ago, held all of her service games and gave Keys barely a chance of progressing in her first WTA semi-final, winning 6-1, 6-2.

Stosur faces another teenager, Eugenie Bouchard, in Sunday’s showpiece after the Canadian defeated Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2. It will be Stosur’s 17th Tour final but the first of Bouchard’s career

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