GOLD Coaster Sam Stosur has been defeated in the first round of the Portugal Open.
The Australian going down to Swiss player Timea Bacsinszky 2-0 (6-4,6-0) on the second day of the WTA event.
It’s not a good start to the European clay court season for Stosur, given she’s been a former finalist at the French Open and likes playing on clay. However her poor form and low confidence meant another early exit for her in this event.
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