July 24, 2017

Samantha Stosur bundled out of Wimbledon

Hard luck Sam. Any other day you would have won, but then that is what makes Grand Slam tournaments so special. They are darned hard to win.

Australia’s No.1 womens tennis player Samantha Stosur has been has been bundled outof Wimbledon in the first round by the tournaments lowest ranked player.

Stosur, the 10th seed fell to Hungary’s Melinda Czink, 6-3, 6-4. Czink, 28, is ranked 262 in the world and had only progresses past the first round at Wimbledon, once in six attempts prior to today.

Stosur had high hopes for the grasscourt grand slam after defeating world No.3 Vera Zvonareva in a lead-up event last week but will now have to re-group after the shock loss.

Stosur’s early exit followed a shock third-round departure at the French Open at the hands of Gisela Dulko.

“It was the best I’ve ever felt and I’ve had the same result, so what to make out of that I’m not really sure,” Stosur said.

“It was one of those days where I came up against an opponent who played very well and I couldn’t get really into the match.”

“At times I served very well. I don’t think I played bad – I played someone who was kind of on their game and I don’t really know what else to say. That’s the way it goes.”

It is sad that Sam Stosur lost so early in the tournament, but it is refreshing to hear a player offer no excuses for a loss. All the best in the doubles Samantha.