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Sam Stosur ousts Maria Sharapova

Updated: September 27, 2012, 10:04 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Samantha Stosur knocked two-time champion Maria Sharapova out of the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday, reaching the semifinals with a 6-4, 7-6 (10) victory over the Russian.

Stosur broke Sharapova to go up 5-3 in the second set but then lost nine straight points as the Russian sent the match to a tiebreaker, which Stosur won on her fifth match point when Sharapova returned long.

"I knew that I had lost nine points and was just trying to stop the momentum swing," Stosur ...

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