Stosur Opens Brisbane Campaign

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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