SAMANTHA STOSUR has experienced a turnaround in form, defeating Francesca Schiavone at the China Open.
In a rematch of the 2010 French Open final, the Gold Coaster beat the Italian in 1 hour and 32 minutes on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-2 in Beijing.
Stosur set up a second round clash against Caroline Wozniacki.
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According to WTA, Wozniacki leads Stosur in their head-to-head series, 4-3, though Stosur leads 2-1 on hardcourts.