Brisbane QLD, Australia, 5 January 2016 |

Sam Stosur fought hard yet ultimately fell at the Brisbane International on Tuesday night, falling in three sets to Carla Suarez Navarro.

Stosur looked set for a demoralising defeat when she trailed 6-1 4-1 to the Spanish No.6 seed at Pat Rafter Arena.

But like she did against Jana Cepelova in round one, the Australian clawed her way back, staving off a match point in the 10th game and winning a second-set tiebreak.

Yet Suarez Navarro was able to get back on top, eventually closing out a 6-1 6-7(3) 6-4 victory in two hours, five minutes.

She will face the winner of the match between compatriot Garbine Muguruza – the tournament’s second seed – and American Varvara Lepchenko.

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