Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sorana Cirstea beats Sam Stosur in Australian Open first round

The reigning U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia crashed out in the first round, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-3 by Sorana Cirstea of Romania in front of her home crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 17th of January. Her bid to end a 34-year drought for Australian women at the Australian Open was in tatters on just the second day of the tournament.

Australian Samantha Stosur, the current US Open champion, crashed out of the Australian Open 2012 grand slam in the first round beaten by Sorana Cirstea of Romania

When Sam Stosur spoke to the media afterward, her eyes appeared red and slightly swollen.
"I'm probably very close to crying, having a really awful night," Stosur said. "It's hard to suppress those emotions when it means so much to you."

You really have to fight to get where you want to be,” Sorana Cirstea said after beating the U.S. Open champion and local favorite in straight sets. “Things are maybe twice (as hard in Romania), but, you know, it makes you appreciate it more when you have them,” Cirstea added.

The beautiful Sorana Cirstea of Romania acknowledges the crowd after beating Sam Stosur of Australia in the first round of Australian Open 2012 grand slam event

Romanian Sorana Cirstea reacts after beating Samantha Stosur, the reigning US Open champion in the first round of Aus Open grandslam in the Rod Laver Arena

Sorana Cirstea playing against Sam Stosur in the first round of Australian Open Grandslam in Melbourne

Romanian Sorana Cirstea is an upcoming tennis player and its nice to see her performing well. Hope she goes further in the Australian Open Grand slam...

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