Samantha Stosur, of Australia, returns a shot from Venus Williams at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won 6-4, 7-6 (3). (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Wilfredo Lee
May 23, 2015

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year.

The 26th-ranked Stosur, a former French Open runner-up, is returning to form after reuniting last month with former coach David Taylor.

Before Strasbourg, where she won a seventh career title, Stosur had won only eight matches in 2015.

The Australian dropped her serve twice in the opening set but was at her defensive best in the following sets, saving all five break points she faced.

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