Taipei City, Taiwan, 1 February 2017 |

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

“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.”