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Roundup: Tsonga wins first claycourt title; Stosur wins in Strasbourg

Last updated on: May 27, 2017 22:49 IST

Lyon Open: Tsonga takes first claycourt title

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

IMAGE: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates. Photograph: Twitter.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga polished his preparation for the French Open in style by claiming his maiden claycourt title, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(2), 7-5 in the Lyon Open final on Saturday.

The second-seeded Frenchman, who was playing his first final on the red dirt, held serve throughout and broke decisively in the last game to clinch his 15th ATP title.

The French Open starts on Sunday.

Stosur wins Strasbourg title, stays top in Australia

PSam Stosur retained her Australian number one position as she claimed the Strasbourg International title with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory against compatriot Daria Gavrilova on Saturday.

On the eve of the French Open, Stosur, who has been the Australian number one since October 2008, recovered from a shaky start to boost her confidence ahead of the claycourt Grand Slam in Paris, where she reached the final in 2010.

Sixth seed Stosur, 33, made a slow start, falling 3-1 behind in the opening set, which Gavrilova, the seventh seed, claimed after another break in the 11th game.

Stosur's power was then too much to handle for 23-year-old Gavrilova, who offered some resistance in the second set but was completely outplayed in the decider.

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