(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Samantha Stosur rallied to defeat third-seeded Karin Knapp of Italy 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the final of the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.
It's the second title of the season and eighth overall for the 23rd-ranked Australian, who was seeded second. Stosur also won in Strasbourg in May.
The former fourth-ranked Australian dropped one set in her opening match against Anastija Sevastova of Latvia. But after getting used to the high altitude in the Austrian Alps, she recorded three comfortable straight-set wins, including in the semifinal against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia.