Maria Kirilenko wins Hansol Korea Open in Seoul


Top seed Maria Kirilenko triumphed in the Hansol Korea Open final battling back to beat Australian Samantha Stosur 2-6 6-1 6-4.

Stosur served eight aces while dominating the first set, but then quickly lost 10 of the next 11 games to surrender the second set and fall 4-0 down in the decider. The Australian then started recovering, and seemed to be close to evening things up, but it didn’t eventually happen and the elegant Muscovite won her third title of the 2008 season (after Estoril and Barcelona).

Wolrd No.33 Kirilenko, the finalist last year in Seoul, earned $22,900 with today’s victory.

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