Tennis: Defending champ Stosur comes through first real test

Reuters, Friday 31 Aug 2012

Stosur beats Lepchenko 7-6 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the US Open

Samantha Stosur

Australia's Samantha Stosur came through the first real test of her title defense as she beat American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6 6-2 to reach the fourth round on Friday.

The first set was a dogfight but the seventh seed took the tiebreak and then lifted her game to romp through the second set.

Stosur was broken in the opening game of the match, setting the tone for a grueling first set, which lasted 59 minutes.

But the Australian snatched it 7-5 to move ahead and with the pressure off, she ran through the second to reach the last 16.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Search Keywords:
Short link: