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.


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.