Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and 2011 winner Novak Djokovic advanced into the second round with straight sets victories while former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur lost her first match.
Samantha Stosur followed her first career Grand Slam singles title with a new low at her home major in Melbourne.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s loss at the French Open leaves the second week of a Grand Slam without the top three women’s seeds for the first time since tennis turned professional in 1968.
Sloane Stephens, the highest ranked U.S. woman at Wimbledon after Serena Williams and a quarterfinalist last year, was defeated in the first round by Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-2, 7-6.
Samantha Stosur defeated Maria Kirilenko to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in a match that featured the longest tiebreaker in women’s Grand Slam history.
Samantha Stosur of Australia won the first set 6-2 against Serena Williams of the U.S. in the U.S. Open women’s final.
Sam Stosur’s Grand Slam win at the U.S. Open may take the Australian from the tennis outback to a place among the local sporting elite.
Samantha Stosur finally gave Australian women a spot in a special place at the U.S. Open.
Samantha Stosur joined Australian women’s tennis champions such as Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley by reaching the U.S. Open final.