Stosur progresses, Tomic to play Nadal

Sam Stosur didn’t have to wait long to enact revenge on the woman who knocked her out in the semi finals of the Hobart International.

After losing to Klara Zakopalova last week, the Gold Coaster came back firing in the first round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

And, she did it in straight sets, 6-3 6-4 in front of a cheering crowd at Rod Laver Arena, reports The Australian.


“Thanks guys, thanks everyone,” Stosur said. “The first round of a grand slam is always hard no matter where it is. So I’m very happy to be through to the second round.”

Other Australians to progress on day one were Casey Dellacqua and Matt Ebden.

Young Queensland teen Ashleigh Barty was completely outplayed by World No.1 Serena Williams who took less than an hour to claim victory.

Today, Gold Coast ace Bernard Tomic will look to slay men’s World No.1 Rafael Nadal.

Lleyton Hewitt will also be in action, along with international stars Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska.