23 Jun 2010

Stosur fails again at Wimbledon

6:34 am on 23 June 2010

Wimbledon has again proved to be an unhappy hunting ground for Australia's French Open tennis finalist Samantha Stosur.

Stosur, the 6th seed lost her opening match 6-4 6-4 to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, so she still hasn't got past the third round at Wimbledon in eight attempts.

Yesterday her conqueror at last month's French Open, Italy's Francesca Schiavone also made a first round exit.

But the men's world number one Rafael Nadal, who missed the defence of his title last year, looked like he had never been away during a ruthless 6-2 6-4 6-4 win over the highly-regarded 20 year old Japanese Kei Nishikori.

The men's fourth seed Britain's Andy Murray overcame a nervy start to post a straight sets win over the Czech outsider Jan Hajek.