Sam moves into last 16

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

GOLD Coast star Sa­man­tha Sto­sur has charged into the third round of the Madrid Open in Spain with a com­fort­able 6-3, 7-5 win over Colom­bian world No.98 Mar­i­ana Duque-Marino.

Sto­sur, un­bro­ken on serve through­out the match, only faced two break points, while also con­vert­ing both of hers to move into the fi­nal 16 with­out drop­ping a set.

There she will face Ro­ma­nian third seed Si­mona Halep, who Sto­sur leads 3-1 when it comes to their ca­reer meet­ings on clay.

The most re­cent was in the fourth round of the French Open last year when Sto­sur won 7-6 (7-0), 6-3.

Halep said she was look­ing for­ward to tak­ing on Sto­sur, who she beat in the Madrid Open semis last year.

“I know Sam pretty well – we played many times to­gether,” Halep said.

“It’s go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult. Her top-spin is not easy to re­turn.”

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