LOS ANGELES - American Sloane Stephens won her third WTA title of 2016 on Sunday, beating resurgent Russian Elena Vesnina 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in Charleston, South Carolina. The seventh-seeded Stephens rallied from an early break to take a 5-2 lead in the first set, only for Vesnina to win four games in a row and give herself a set point with a welter of winners. Stephens kept her cool, won the set in a tiebreaker and powered through the second. She broke Vesnina twice more and clinched the victory on her fourth match point. "I just said to myself, 'You have to fight for every point and compete,'" said Stephens. "She's a great player, so I knew I had to stay in every point," she said of Vesnina. "When I got a couple of opportunities, I took them, so that was great."