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Ryan Harrison shouldn't feel too bad about his loss to Andy Murray. Samantha Stosur, though, leaves Melbourne on a pretty sad note.
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The biggest shock of the second day of the Aussie Open - Samantha Stosur, U.S. Open 2011 champion and one of the tournament favorites lost in the first round to a young Romanian Solana Cirstea just in two sets... We've seen Samantha after U.S. Open just twice, in Brisbane and Sydney, and noticed that she changed her sponsor from Lacoste to Asics.
Samantha Stosur, Australian...
Aussie hopes for a title were crushed last night when Samantha Stosur, defending US Open champion, was defeated in straight sets by Romanian Sorana Cirstea. It was a bittery disappointing result for the top ranked Australian. What made it even worse was the seeming listlessness of Stosur's play. She never had it, and paid the price for it.
The rest of the day on the women'...
MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur was upset by Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-6(2), 6-3 in the first round of the Australian Open.
“I mean, of course it’s a big win, you know, “said Cirstea, currently ranked 59th in the world, “but I’m staying with the feet on the ground because I know today I went on the court, no pressure, she had the...
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray answer the bell for round two at the Australian Open on Thursday with neither expected to struggle on day four, while Maria Sharapova kicks off the action against qualifier Jamie Hampton on Rod Laver Arena.