28 May 2011

Stosur bumbles out of French Open

6:35 am on 28 May 2011

The Argentine tennis player Gisela Dulko, fuelled by the overnight adrenaline rush of two new family arrivals, rode a strong start to beat last year's women's runner-up Samantha Stosur to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Having sat by the phone in her hotel room into the early hours until her brother's twins, Myla and Teo were born, the 26-year-old unseeded South American was still bubbling with joy when she raced to a 4-0 lead on court Philippe Chatrier before going on to win 6-4 1-6 6-3.

Australia's Stosur, the eighth seed, began terribly as Dulko dominated all areas without having to put in an especially sparkling display.

The Australian joins Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters and world number one Dane Caroline Wozniacki in exiting the tournament early.