Sam Stosur (L) and Shuai Zhang in action in women's doubles at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)

Sam thriving in AO doubles, mixed

Sam Stosur is enjoying a winning campaign at Australian Open 2019, winning through her opening matches in both the women’s and mixed doubles at Melbourne Park.

Stosur was eliminated in the first round of the singles but with China’s Zhang Shuai she has won her first two matches in the women’s doubles event to reach the last 16.

Stosur and Zhang were semifinalists at last year’s US Open and have continued their winning ways, with a 7-6(6) 6-2 win over No.8 seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Abigail Spears on Friday setting up a showdown with Alize Cornet and Petra Martic for a place in the quarterfinals.

Stosur is also playing with Indian legend Leander Paes and on Saturday they combined to defeat Kveta Peschke and Wesley Koolhof 6-4 7-5 to reach the second round.

Next up for the Aussie-Indian pairing are No.5 seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah.