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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard falls in Japan Open final

Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied from a set down to beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday and win her second Japan Open title.

Loses to Samantha Stosur in 1st career tour final

Canadian teenager was competing in her first career tour final in Japan. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied from a set down to beat Montreal teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday and win her second Japan Open title.

Third-seeded Stosur, who won this tournament in 2009, could only convert seven of her 15 break-point opportunities but eventually won in two hours and 13 minutes at Utsubo Tennis Center.

Bouchard started the match well, jumping out to a 6-3, 4-3 lead. On two occasions she was six points away from capturing her first-ever WTA title.

Stosur, the U.S. Open champion in 2011, broke Bouchard's serve at 5-5 in the second set and never looked back en route to collecting her fifth career title and second this season.

It was the 17th tour final for the 29-year-old Stosur but the first of Bouchard's career.

Bouchard is the first Canadian to reach a WTA singles final since Vancouver's Rebecca Marino at Memphis in 2011. The 19-year-old was trying to become the first Canadian title winner on Tour since Aleksandra Wozniak at Stanford in 2008.

Stosur lost her only previous match with the 19-year-old Bouchard last April in Charleston when she retired due to injury while trailing 6-1 2-0.

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