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Tennis: Stosur crashes out of Wimbledon first round

Samantha Stosur suffered another Wimbledon nightmare as the Australian 17th seed crashed out in the first round on Monday.

LONDON: Samantha Stosur suffered another Wimbledon nightmare as the Australian 17th seed crashed out in the first round on Monday.

Stosur's 6-3, 6-4 defeat against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer on Court Three means the former US Open champion has now failed to get beyond the third round in 12 appearances.

The 30-year-old served 13 aces and hit 25 winners, but still came up short against the world number 54, continuing a miserable sequence of seven successive Grand Slam appearances without getting past the fourth round.

Men's first round:

Gilles Simon (FRA) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Blaz Rola (SLO) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-3, 6-1, 6-4

Women's first round:

Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 6-4, 6-4
Misaki Doi (JPN) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-4, 6-1
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)
Peng Shuai (CHN) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Ana Konjuh (CRO) bt Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-3, 6-4
Elena Vesnina (RUS) bt Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 6-0, 6-4
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6-2, 6-2

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