Result: Sorana Cirstea shocks Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur
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Sam Stosur suffers a shock first-round defeat in the Australian Open thanks to Sorana Cirstea.

Sam Stosur suffered a shock exit in the first round of the Australian Open at the hands of Sorana Cirstea.

Cirstea surprisingly took the first set from the favourite Stosur in a tight opening that ended 7-6.

The US Open champion continued to struggle with Cirstea and eventually lost the second set 3-6.

The Australian is now out of the tournament while Cirstea heads into the next round.

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