Halep, Stosur to meet in WTA final

Simona Halep and Samantha Stosur will meet in a WTA final for
the second time in three weeks at the season-ending Tournament of
Champions.

Top-seeded Halep rallied from a set down to beat Ana Ivanovic
2-6, 6-1, 6-3, and fourth-seeded Stosur outlasted Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in the semifinals on
Saturday.

Ahead of Sunday’s final, Stosur leads their matchup 3-2, but
Halep has won twice this season. She won their recent Kremlin Cup
final for her fifth title of the year. Stosur has two titles this
year.

Ivanovic, a two-time winner of the tournament, led 3-0 in the
third set before Halep won six consecutive games.

Stosur raced through her first set, but Pavlyuchenkova won six
straight games to win the second. In the third, Stosur earned the
only break and held on.