Former Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur recently won her 600th WTA Tour win, overcoming Tereza Martincova in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 at the WTA Guangzhou Open. The Australian beat the Czech qualifier in 1 hour, 18 minutes to become the 8th active player to cross the 600 match wins milestone.
The 35-year-old next faces Bernarda Pera, who overcame eighth seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets. “She’s been doing well the last couple of years on Tour and she’s a lefty. That’s not always easy for me, it’s a good challenge so looking forward to it,” Stosur said about her next match.
A wildcard entrant into this tournament, she was happy with her performance. “I got off to a really good start, got used to the conditions quickly, which was good. The second set got tighter and closer, but to get through that in straight sets, I’m very, very happy,” she said.
“I don’t mind the humid conditions but I’m so sweaty I need to change my clothes every 20 minutes. You can’t do that in a match so it’s a bit of a struggle. But normally in the heat I don’t mind it, so fingers crossed I can bounce back”.
Stosur is ranked outside the Top-100 of the WTA Charts at No.129 and has been ranked in the Top-5 before. Last week she reached the second round at the WTA tournament in Nanchang.