Result: Samantha Stosur beats Victoria Azarenka to win Carlsbad Open

Result: Stosur wins Carlsbad Open
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Samantha Stosur claims the Carlsbad Open title with a straight-sets win over world number two Victoria Azarenka in the final.

Samantha Stosur has secured her first title since 2011 at the Carlsbad Open by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-2 6-3 in the final.

The Australian got off to a quick start against the world number two, racing through the first set as Azarenka struggled to find consistency on serve.

Azarenka quickly found herself a break down in the second set, but did show some fight at 40-0 down to save break point with an ace.

Stosur kept the pressure on to force a double break, before claiming match point when Azarenka fired a stray backhand wide of the line.

Victory in Carlsbad secured Stosur her first win over Azarenka in nine attempts and a fourth career title, as both players build towards the US Open later this month.

Samantha Stosur of Australia during her second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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