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Stosur, Bartoli target Istanbul spots in Moscow

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Australia's Samantha Stosur and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli said Monday they are looking to sneak into a potential backdoor slot for the $4.9 million WTA Championships in Istanbul later this month. 

Australia's Samantha Stosur returns a shot during a Pan Pacific Open match in Tokyo in September. Stosur and Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli said Monday they were targetting a potential backdoor slot for the $4.9 million WTA Championships in Istanbul later this month..

The 2011 US Open champion Stosur, currently ninth in the world but with Bartoli breathing down her neck, had been desperate to sneak into the season-ending WTA championship but missed out on the elite top-eight line-up after losing early to Julia Goerges in Beijing.

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