Samantha Stosur has suffered an embarrassing defeat in the opening round of the Wuhan Open in China.
The Gold Coast local was defeated in the first round of the tournament by Czech Karolina Pliskova, who triumphed 6-4 6-4.
This is the second time in a row Stosur has been eliminated in the first round and the seventh time overall this season according to wtatennis.com.
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Fellow Australian Jarmila Gajdosova, advanced after winning her opening round match against Flavia Penetta.