WTA Tour

Stosur wins in straight sets

Sam Stosur (AP)
Sam Stosur (AP)
California - US Open winner Sam Stosur of Australia beat Varvara Lepchenko 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the Southern California Open on Monday.

The fifth-seeded Stosur needed 1 hour, 28 minutes to beat the American after struggling through the opening set.

Stosur, ranked 13th, was granted a wild card after losing to Olga Govortsova last week in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic. She wanted to get more time on the hard courts in preparation for the US Open, which she won in 2011.

Francesca Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion, defeated her Italian countrywoman, Flavia Pennetta, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-4 in a first-round match that lasted 2:58.

No 6 seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia faced American Mallory Burdette in a night match.

loading... Live
England 0
Pakistan 139/2 (49 ov)
loading... Live
England 0
Pakistan 139/2 (49 ov)
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5647 votes
Cricket
11% - 1400 votes
Football
19% - 2358 votes
Athletics
2% - 289 votes
Boxing
1% - 111 votes
Cycling
2% - 286 votes
Golf
5% - 625 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1007 votes
Tennis
3% - 399 votes
Water sports
1% - 111 votes
American sports
1% - 123 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 365 votes
Vote