Stosur breaks drought with victory in Taiwan
Sam Stosur has claimed her first victory in more than five months after brushing aside Danka Kovinic in the opening round of the WTA Taiwan Open.
Sam Stosur has ended losing streak dating back more than five months with a first-round victory at the WTA Taiwan Open in Taipei City.
Stosur beat Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic 6-2 6-4 in 81 minutes, her first victory since she beat Camila Giorgi in the opening round of the US Open.
She now owns a 3-0 head-to-head record over Kovinic.
The Australia, seeded No.2 in Taiwan, next faces Slovenian qualifier Dalila Jakupovic, who beat Francesca Schiavone in her first main-draw match.
“Well, I knew I was going to win a match at some point, so I’m more just happy that now I have. Obviously it’s been a little while,” Stosur told wtatennis.com.
“I’ve had a shoulder problem since US Open, but I kept practicing and playing and everything. It felt uncomfortable for a long time, but now it seems to be getting better and better.”