Tennis: Bartoli beats Stosur to win Japan Open

Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France cruised to a straight-sets victory over top-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia to win the Japan Open on Sunday.

Bartoli defeated the U.S. Open champion 6-3, 6-1 in 1 hour, 14 minutes on the hard court at the Utsubo Tennis Center. The Frenchwoman broke Stosur twice in the opening set and held serve throughout the match on the way to her second WTA Tour victory of the season.

It was also the seventh WTA Tour title of Bartoli’s career.

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