Stosur wins all-Aussie Strasbourg final
Sam Stosur won the all-Australian battle against Daria Gavrilova at the Internationaux de Strasbourg to win her first WTA Tour title in almost two years.
Stosur entered the Strasbourg tournament with a 5-5 record during the clay season, but five wins in north-eastern France put the 33-year-old into good form ahead of the French Open.
Having not dropped a set on her run to the final, Stosur came from behind to win 5-7 6-4 6-3 to win this tournament for the second time in three years - the former US Open winner's last three title triumphs have all come on clay.
After backing up a run to the quarter-finals in Rome here, Gavrilova will be disappointed to take her career record in finals to 0-2.
And the momentum that Stosur has built ahead of Roland Garros could be key, with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova absent, while pre-tournament favourite Simona Halep remains a doubt through injury.
Stosur plays Kristina Kucova in the first round in Paris.