Samantha Stosur hung on to her crown at the Internationaux de Strasbourg on Saturday, outlasting countrywoman Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win her ninth career title.
"It’s great to win a title," Stosur told reporters after the match. "I was glad to be able to serve the match out very well. Sometimes that’s not an easy thing to do, especially in a final. But I felt like I was really composed and played very well. So I’m happy to get the lead and hold on in the end."
Winning the last match before Roland Garros kicks off on Sunday, Stosur recovered from a set down to win her second Strasbourg title in three years over her good friend and fellow Aussie after two hours and 45 minutes on court.