Suarez Navarro pips Stosur in Brisbane
Sam Stosur recovered from 6-1 4-1 down and saved a match point in the second set, yet couldn't stop Carla Suarez Navarro emerging a three-set winner at the Brisbane International.
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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