By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Jie Zheng progressed through an error filled match against ninth seed Samantha Stosur in two hours and 42 minutes on Rod Laver Arena in day three action at Australian Open 2013.
Stosur served for the match in the final set with a 5-2 lead before mentally falling apart and double faulting on match point down to gift Zheng a place in the third round against Julia Goerges.
The 2011 US Open champion has struggled playing on home soil in the recent past, falling in the first round at Australian Open 2012 and never progressing past the fourth round in 13 appearances.
Stosur led their head-to-head 3-2 coming into the match but Zheng had defeated Stosur last week in Sydney to have the mental edge in the match.
Stosur had opportunities to break early in the first set but it remained on serve until Zheng secured the first break after a superb return game, hitting some sweeping cross court winners past Stosur to take a 4...