Stosur, Ebden ousted in Oeiras
Australians Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden fell in the opening round of the ATP-WTA Portugal Open in Oeiras.
Australia’s Sam Stosur has continued her recent lean run, making a first-round exit at the ATP-WTA Portugal Open in Oeiras.
Stosur, 30, was beaten in just 72 minutes on Tuesday, going down 6-4 6-0 to Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, and will now need to make amends quickly next week in Madrid as the French Open draws nearer.
Stosur was a Roland Garros finalist four years ago and reached the semifinals in 2009 and 2012, but her best result this season came four months ago when she reached the semifinals in Hobart.
In men’s play, Indian Somdev Devvarman defeated Australian Matt Ebden in straight sets.
Devvarman’s 6-2 6-3 victory came in one hour and 13 minutes, and sees him advance to a second round meeting with No.1 seed Tomas Berdych.