Paris, France, 1 June 2013 | AAP/

Sam Stosur is now the sole Australian left standing at the 2013 French Open, and will look to keep her campaign on track on Saturday against Jelena Jankovic.

The Aussie contingent at Roland Garros was reduced to one after teenager Ashleigh Barty bowed out in a heavy second-round defeat to Russian 12th seed Maria Kirilenko on Friday.

> read more on Barty’s match against Kirilenko

As Australia’s No.1 player, Stosur has become used to carrying the flag for her nation in recent years.

Yet the world No.9 faces a dangerous third-round match-up against Jankovic on Saturday and she’ll have to overcame a poor head-to-head record against the 18th-seeded Serbian.

Jankovic has won six of the eight matches between the pair, including their most recent meeting on clay in Stuttgart in April.

However, in the one time they met at Roland Garros, Stosur thumped the Serb 6-1 6-2 in the 2010 semifinals.

“It’s always tough playing Jelena,” Stosur said.

“I have to be ready to work hard and hopefully play as well, if not better than, what I have been.”


Aussies in action on Day 7


Sam Stosur (AUS) [9] v Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [18] – third round, Court Suzanne Lenglen, fourth match


Ash Barty (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Lucie Hradecka (CZE)/Frantisek Cermak (CZE) – first round, Court 14, third match

Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) [7] v Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)/Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) v – first round, Court 17, fourth match


Aussies results Day 6

WOMEN’S SINGLES (second round)

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) [12] d Ash Barty (AUS) [WC] 6-3 6-1

MEN’S DOUBLES (second round)

Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)/Robert Farah (COL) d Jamie Murray (GBR)/John Peers (AUS) 3-6 6-4 6-4

WOMEN’S DOUBLES (second round)

Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)/Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d Catalina Castano (COL)/Katalin Marosi (HUN) 6-1 6-1

WOMEN’S DOUBLES (first round)

Mona Barthel (GER)/Liga Dekmeijere (LAT) d Ash Barty (AUS)/Casey Dellacqua (AUS) [14] 3-6 6-4 6-3


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