The Courier-Mail

Stosur outclassed

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JAPAN’S Kei Nishikori avenged his loss to Marin Cilic in last year’s US Open final, defeating the Croatian 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 yesterday to reach the Washington Open final.

On the women’s side, American Sloane Stephens reached her first WTA career final by eliminatin­g Australian second seed Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7-4), 6-0.

Asian No. 1 Nishikori rallied to oust the reigning US Open champion and advanced to today’s title match against US eighth seed John Isner, who fired 31 aces and saved three match points to edge American Steve Johnson 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (11-9).

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