Samantha Stosur sizzles in Sony Open debut


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Samantha Stosur sizzles in Sony Open debut

Sam Stosur has cruised into the third round of the Sony Open in Miami with a straight sets victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Stosur swatted aside the qualifier 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 12 minutes to set up a meeting with either No.21 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or American Coco Vandeweghe in the last 32.

Stosur, the 16th seed, was awarded a bye into the second round. Should she get that far, looming in the fourth round is a projected match up against Serena Williams. Stosur was impressive on serve against Bertens, winning almost three-quarters of points on her first serve and saving four of the five break points she faced.

On the doubles court, Stosur’s compatriots Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty fell 7-6(2) 3-6 [10-8] to another Aussie, Anastasia Rodionova, and her Russian partner Alla Kudryavtseva.