Fiji Time: 1:54 AM on Wednesday 22 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Stosur moves to 3rd round

Afp
Saturday, March 22, 2014

MIAMI, Florida - Australia's Samantha Stosur has eased her way into the third round of the WTA event in Miami with a straight-sets victory over Kiki Bertens from The Netherlands.

The former US Open champion swept aside the Dutch qualifier 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 12 minutes on Thursday.

She will next meet either 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or American Coco Vandeweghe.

It was 16th seed Stosur's first match of the tournament after being had been awarded a bye into the second round.

But she faces a tough road ahead, with a projected fourth-round match-up against world No.1 Serena Williams.

The victory follows the 32-year-old's third-round exit from the Indian Wells Masters, where she was beaten by Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta - the eventual winner of the event.

German Angelique Kerber advanced with the No.5 beating China's Peng Shuai 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7-5) while 2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, the No.8, beat Argentine Paola Ormaechea 6-3 6-4.

Ana Ivanovic, the 12th seed, hammered American Lauren Davis 6-1 6-1 while 14th-seeded Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki ousted Nadia Petrova 3-6 6-4 6-4.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62160.6026
JPY 55.253552.2535
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41330.4013
NZD 0.71820.6852
AUD 0.64550.6205
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates
  2. Bid to win
  3. Bati rest day
  4. Heart failure deaths
  5. Police confirm dead woman's identity
  6. Traffic causes dismay
  7. Illegal taxi operations
  8. Legal drivers 'treated unfairly'
  9. More rain expected
  10. 'No consultation for major road works'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  4. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  5. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)