Samantha Stosur beats Kimiko Date-Krumm at French Open

Updated: 28 May 2013 18:51 IST

The Australian swept the first nine games and drubbed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2.

Paris:

Samantha Stosur, the 2010 French Open runner-up, waited 2 and a half hours to play because of rain, then quickly won her opening match at Roland Garros.

The Australian swept the first nine games and drubbed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2.

The match was delayed at the start on a 55-degree afternoon, and when the rain finally stopped, Stosur was ready. Playing on cozy Court 1, nicknamed the bullring, Stosur dominated with her strong serve and pinpoint groundstrokes, repeatedly skipping shots just inside the lines.

Stosur's best showing at Roland Garros was three years ago, when she lost in the final to Francesca Schiavone. She won the U.S. Open in 2011, but this year has been hampered by a right calf injury and has yet to reach a semifinal.

Related Articles
3rd T20I: Rahmanullah Gurbaz Guides Afghanistan To T20I Series Triumph Over West Indies
3rd T20I: Rahmanullah Gurbaz Guides Afghanistan To T20I Series Triumph Over West Indies
DDCA Ombudsman Puts Rajat Sharma
DDCA Ombudsman Puts Rajat Sharma's Resignation On Hold
Defending Champions Portugal Qualify For Euro 2020
Defending Champions Portugal Qualify For Euro 2020
Viswanathan Anand An Inspiration, Consistency Defies Logic: Wesley So
Viswanathan Anand An Inspiration, Consistency Defies Logic: Wesley So
India vs Bangladesh: "Great" Virat Kohli Will Get Full House At Eden Gardens, Says Sourav Ganguly
India vs Bangladesh: "Great" Virat Kohli Will Get Full House At Eden Gardens, Says Sourav Ganguly
Advertisement