Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur was a
second-round upset victim Wednesday at The Championships, Wimbledon.
Promising 21-year-old Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus knocked out the fifth-seeded
Aussie Stosur 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 on Court 1 at the All England Club. Stosur has
only ever reached the third round once in 10 tries in this London suburb.
Rus shocked former world No. 1 star Kim Clijsters in the second round at last
year's French Open.
Meanwhile, 15th-seeded Sabine Lisicki overcame Serb Bojana Jovanovski 3-6,
6-2, 8-6. The German slugger Lisicki reached the Wimbledon semis a year ago.
Rising American Sloane Stephens reached the third round with a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6,
6-3 upset of 23rd-seeded Czech Petra Cetkovska, while promising British
favorite Heather Watson moved on with a 6-1, 6-4 second-round victory over
American Jamie Hampton.
Tenth-seeded French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy reached the second
round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over American Coco Vandeweghe.
In other first-round action involving seeds, Czech veteran Klara Zakopalova
ousted No. 13 Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-1, No. 14 Serb Ana Ivanovic
got past Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and No. 22 German
Julia Goerges grounded Israeli Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-2. Ivanovic is a former
world No. 1 and French Open champ.
Additional first-round wins came for Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko, Belarusian
Olga Govortsova and France's Alize Cornet.
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