Doha, Qatar, 12 February 2014 |

Sam Stosur has coasted into the second round of the WTA Qatar Total Open after a straight set win over New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic.

Stosur romped to a 6-4 6-2 victory in just one hour and six minutes over the 50th-ranked Erakovic, smacking eight aces and winning 85 per cent of her first serve points.

The Australian will next meet Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova, who beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

More to come …