2015 Family Circle Cup: Sam Stosur Upset In The Second Round

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Sam Stosur - 2010 Family Circle Cup Champion
IN PHOTO: Samantha Stosur of Australia holds her trophy after winning the singles final at the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament in Charleston, South Carolina, April 18, 2010. Stosur defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia. REUTERS/Tami Chappell REUTERS/Tami Chappell

The 2011 U.S. Open champion and former French Open finalist Sam Stosur has ended her campaign at the 2015 Family Circle Cup in Charleston. The ninth-seeded Australian was stunned in the second round by Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena in a three-setter match 6-3 3-6 6-4.

Stosur is aiming to become successful again after a mediocre 2014 season. Stosur, who was once ranked as World No. 4, has said after her opening round win at Charleston that a loss of driving force was the main reason why she failed to perform well last year. She said she was “struggling” and just wasn’t pleased with the way she was playing.

“I wasn’t necessarily enjoying playing, and when you’re not getting the results that you necessarily want or believe that you’re capable of, it gets tiring to be out here all the time,” Stosur said via her official website. “I certainly struggled with that for quite a few months last year; I’m still not where I necessarily want to be, but I’m always kind of working towards that and trying to work on my game.”

This year, Stosur has a 6-10 win-loss record. She has been unable to progress at any tournament as she was unable to win more than one match at the Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open and just recently, at the Family Circle Cup.

Second Round Results

Lauren Davis def. Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-1

Mona Barthel def. Sloane Stephens 6-3 7-6

Andreea Mitu def. Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2 6-2

Madison Keys def. Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2 6-1

Sara Errani def. Jana Cepelova 6-3 7-6

Sara Sorribes Tormo def. Shelby Rogers 7-5 6-1

Lucie Hradecka def. Kristina Kucova 7-5 6-3

Caroline Garcia def. Sachia Vickery 6-3 4-6 6-3

Jelena Jankovic def. Tatjana Maria 6-3 6-7 6-1

Danka Kovinic def. Belinda Bencic 4-6 6-3 6-2

Madison Brengle def. Donna Vekic 6-1 6-3

Andrea Petkovic def. Chanelle Scheepers 1-6 6-1 6-2

Angelique Kerber def. Evgeniya Rodina 3-6 6-3 6-4

Lara Arruabarrena def. Sam Stosur 6-3 3-6 6-4

Irina-Camelia Begu def. Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0 6-7 6-4

Ekaterina Makarova def. Shuai Zhang 5-7 6-3 6-2

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