Samantha Stosur has had a great start to the WTA Tour Championships. This is the first time Stosur defeated Sharapova in the last 10 meetings. Stosur won 6-1 7-5.
“Obviously it’s a big feat for me. You never want to lose to someone 10 times in a row,” Stosur beamed said. “I was feeling pretty focused, relaxed and ready to go. I did a few things differently and thankfully it paid off.”
This was also Maria Sharapova’s first tournament in a month since her ankle injury.
“It’s obviously tough to come back after a month and compete at this level but the good thing is I gave myself a chance and did everything I could to even be here, so I’m happy,” she said “I still have a couple of matches to go and time to improve”