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Davenport edges Stosur to reach final

August 25, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Defending champion
Lindsay Davenport edged out Australian Samantha Stosur 7-6 7-6
to reach the final of the New Haven event on Friday.

In her second tournament after five months out with a back
injury, the American clinched victory on her sixth match point,
avenging her defeat by the Australian in Los Angeles two weeks
ago.

Davenport will meet either second seed Justine
Henin-Hardenne of Belgium or Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in
Saturday’s final.

After a rain delay of more than three hours, Davenport took
the first-set tiebreak 7-3 but Stosur refused to back down,
saving five match points before Davenport finally won the
second-set tiebreak 9-7.


Source: reuters



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