Stosur steamrolls first-round opponent
Sam Stosur started her Washington DC campaign in perfect style with a commanding victory over Russian Alla Kudryavtseva.
Sam Stosur produced a dominant display on Monday in Washington DC to reach the second round of the Citi Open.
Stosur, the No.1 seed, blasted past Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3 6-0 in just 57 minutes on Stadium court.
The victory sets up a likely second-round battle with Caroline Wozniacki, the 58th-ranked former world No.1 who beat Stosur comfortably in their last meeting at the recent grasscourt event in Eastbourne.
Wozniacki faces Hiroko Kuwata in her first-round match.
Stosur broke Kudryavtseva in the eighth game with a strong backhand return that drew a forehand error, and closed out the set in the next game with an ace out wide.
The Queenslander thrived in the hot, humid conditions of the American capital, sealing the match with a love set when Kudryavtseva sent a forehand long.
The victory continues Stosur’s impressive renaissance; the 32-year-old has won 16 of her last 22 matches.