She then headed to Bad Gastein, where, after battling past qualifier Anastasija Sevastova in three sets, the Australian cruised to the final, losing only 12 more games in her next three matches. In the championship match, she snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Karin Knapp, prevailing 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 to lift her second title of the year. She defeated four Top 100 players in Bad Gastein, including a straight set win over fellow Player Of The Month nominee Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
"It was a very hard match today," Stosur said after the final. "I was getting completely outplayed in that first set, and even though she was up in the second set too, I started to feel like I was doing a little better. Obviously she served for the match but I hung in there, got that set then played better and better from there."
For those reasons, Stosur has been named July's WTA Player Of The Month.
Final Results for July's WTA Player Of The Month
How it works:
Four finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com