Aussie tennis gun Sam Stosur has been turfed out of Australian Open contention after a super rough first round loss to Brit Heather Watson. 

The 32-year-old’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 defeat means… well:

The Australian #1 and world #18 had a strong start in the first set, before conceding six of the next seven games.

A resurgence halfway through the two-and-a-half hour match was quashed by Watson, who took full advantage of Stosur’s 47 unforced errors.

Supporters have commented on Stosur’s woes, reminding nay-sayers that despite her loss to #81-ranked Watson, she’s still a bloody champ:

Nevertheless, it’s the latest disappointment in a disappointing summer season, which has seen Stosur go 139 days without a competitive win. 

 

Source: The Age / The West Australian.
Photo: Michael Dodge / Getty.