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Stosur to fly Aussie flag in French Open

Saturday, May 31, 2014

PARIS- Once again, Samantha Stosur is the last Australian left standing at the French Open after Marinko Matosevic and Casey Dellacqua fell in the second round yesterday.

Matosevic couldn't build on his drought-breaking win in the first round, proving no match for seventh seed Andy Murray in a 6-3 6-1 6-3 loss.

Dellacqua lost 6-1 5-7 6-3 to Czech 23rd seed Lucie Safarova, with a gallant second-set comeback proving in vain.

With the rest of the Australian singles contingent - including Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic - not progressing past the first round, Stosur has been left to carry the flag alone at Roland Garros for the fifth time in the past six years.

She faces Slovakian ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round on Friday.

World No.66 Matosevic entered his clash with Murray on the back of an emotional triumph over German Dustin Brown, his first victory in a grand slam match at his 12th attempt.

That performance had him rolling in the clay with joy. However, normal service resumed against Wimbledon champion Murray.

An error-stricken Matosevic was on the back foot early, dropping serve in the opening game, but he had his chances to get back into the set.

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