Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during a semifinal match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Vincent Thian
October 11, 2014
Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during a semifinal match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Vincent Thian

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Top-seeded Sam Stosur reached the final of the Japan Women's Open on Saturday with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

Stosur is looking for her third title in Osaka and will play fifth-seeded Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, who reached her first WTA final with a 6-2, 7-5 win against Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand.

Stosur said ''my game got better in the second set and hers maybe dropped a bit.''

Diyas needed just 1 hour, 7 minutes to dispatch Kumkhum, breaking her opponent three times in the first set and twice in the second.

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