Re: Doha QF: Samantha Stosur def. Monica Niculescu 6-2 2-6 6-3
Didn't expect this to go 3 sets so Monica did very well. She was very aggressive in the second set and used the backhand DTL to great effect. As expected, Sam was able to neutralize most of Monica's versatility with her heavy topspin shots so Niculescu had no choice but to rally from the baseline with Stosur - always a losing battle if you don't have enough power to exploit her poor footwork. Overall a good match with a worthy winner.