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US Open champ Stosur ousted in 1st round at Sydney

US Open champ Stosur ousted in 1st round at Sydney

U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur has been bundled out in the first round of the Sydney International in a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Francesca Schiavone, suffering a major setback ahead of next week's Australian Open.
Schiavone beat Stosur in the 2010 French Open final and had little trouble disposing of the local favorite again on Monday.
No. 6-ranked Stosur won only one match in Brisbane last week and will be short of match sharpness in Melbourne, where she will chase back-to-back grand slam titles following her win in the U.S. Open last September.
Schiavone will next play Brisbane International finalist Daniela Hantuchova, who beat another Italian, Roberta Vinci, 7-5, 6-2.
Defending champion Li Na, third-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 8-seeded Marion Bartoli all advanced to the second round.


Updated : 2021-05-08 15:44 GMT+08:00