Eastbourne: Stosur beats in-form Kenin
Sam Stosur wins her third straight match at Eastbourne after beating last week's WTA Mallorca champion Sofia Kenin to reach the second round of the main draw.
Sam Stosur has won through to the second round of the Nature Valley International after a decisive display against Sofia Kenin.
Stosur, a qualifier into the main draw, won her third straight match in Eastbourne thanks to a 6-2 6-3 win over Kenin in 71 minutes.
Her serve was not broken for the entire match; she saved all three break points she faced.
It was an especially notable performance given Kenin has just last week won the WTA grass-court title in Mallorca and, at No.28, is currently ranked more than 100 places higher than the Australian.
In a big day for Stosur, she will return to the court later on Tuesday to face fourth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
She will also play doubles with Zhang; as the second seeds, they take on Aryna Sabalenka and Dayana Yastremska for a place in the quarterfinals.
Zhang beat another Aussie, Daria Gavrilova, 6-3 6-1 in the second round of the singles on Tuesday.
Gavrilova, a lucky loser into the main draw, on Monday got past Viktorija Golubic in a third-set tiebreak.