Sam Stosur in action last summer. Picture: Mark Nolan/Getty Images
Australia’s darling of the court, Samantha Stosur kicks off her quest to win the Brisbane International when she faces unheralded Belarusian Anastasiya Yakimova tonight. The pair have met only once before, way back in 2005 with Stosur triumphing in straight sets after taking the opener 6-0 . After crashing out in the second round of the event last year, the world number six will be looking to put in a better showing in her home event.
In the night’s other match, American teenager Ryan Harrison takes on flamboyant Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis .
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