WTA Brisbane: Arvidsson upsets Stosur

Sam Stosur revealed a few days ago that she had undergone ankle surgery during the off-season and that certainly brought into context a disappointing first round loss in the Brisbane International to Sofia Arvidsson, 7-6(4) 7-5.  I had actually tipped Stosur to fall early in this tournament so it did not come as a great surprise to me.  The big shock was the fall of Caroline Wozniacki, who was spectacularly bundled out by Ksenia Pervak, 2-6 3-6 7-6(1).  I have never rated Pervak and always saw her as a less effective version of the Dane; however on this occasion she took the game to Wozniacki at the crucial stages of the matches and fully deserved her first ever top 10 win.  
In other matches, Sabine Lisicki produced her best performance away from a grass court for quite sometime as she easily dispatched Lucie Safarova, 6-2 6-4.  Sloane Stephens was also impressive in a first ever top 20 win over Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2 6-3.  I predicted big things for the American player this year in my preview for the WTA season and I am still confident she will knocking on the door of the top 10 by the season’s end…

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