WTA Stuttgart

Stosur recorded an easy straight sets win in the 2nd round in Stuttgart. Source: Getting Images
World number five Sam Stosur  continues her preparations for next month’s French Open when she faces Julia Goerges  in the 2nd round of the Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart tonight. The Australian scored an effortless straight sets  win over Shuai Peng of China in the opening round, but will face a tougher task against the German. The world number 21 fought back from a set down to defeat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday and also boasts a formidable record against the 28 year-old from the Gold Coast.

The German recorded a hard fought three set victory  over Stosur in the semi-finals here last year and also beat the Aussie star in the only other meeting between the pair, in Tokyo two years ago.

Stosur isn’t the only big name player in action today, with top seed and world number one Victoria Azarenka  facing Andrea Petkovic  and 2011 French Open champion Li Na  taking on Akgul Amanmuradova .

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