Stosur, Dellacqua through to Aus Open third round

Sam Stosur has set up a third round Australian Open clash with former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic.

The Gold Coaster cruised through the second round of the Grand Slam overnight with a 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Rod Laver Arena.

The 17th-seed joins countrywoman Casey Dellacqua in the final 32, after she claimed an upset win over Belgium’s 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens.


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However, compatriot Matt Ebden crashed out in four sets to Canadian 28th seed Vasek Pospisil 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (11-9), 6-1.

Disappointment was also on the cards for the much-anticipated match up of Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter in the doubles.

The veterans lost their first round match in straight sets.

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