Chang outlasts Stosur to reach Osaka final
OSAKA, Japan -- Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan beat top-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open.
The 134th-ranked Chang broke Stosur twice in the opening set. She eliminated three seeded players on the way to her first career WTA Tour final.
Watson broke Doi four times in the second set to make up for losing her own serve three times. The 20-year-old Watson also will be appearing in her first career WTA final -- just three weeks after Laura Robson became the first British woman in 22 years to reach a title match.
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