Stosur accounts for Oudin

World No.5 Samantha Stosur has defeated American Melanie Oudin 6-4 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the WTA San Diego Open.

It shaped as a tricky task for the Australian, with Oudin ranked No.45 in the world and playing on her home soil.

Photos: Sam visits Oakley

But Stosur continued her strong season form to account for her opponent in straight sets.

“I’m feeling confident,” Stosur said.

“I think I’m going along the right path to, hopefully, having a good US Open.”

The win set Stosur up for a meeting with fifth seed Flavia Penetta who accounted for Russia’s Maria Kirilenko in straight sets, 6-4 7-6(5).

Oudin broke in the fourth game of the first set for a 3-1 lead, but Stosur took control with consecutive breaks against Oudin’s serve plus holding her own serve twice to go ahead 5-3.

In the sixth game, Stosur served consecutive aces.

It was an identical score to their only previous encounter in the lead-up to Wimbledon.

“It was a pretty good match, same score as Eastbourne,” Oudin said.

“Sam is a really tough opponent for me because of her serve, especially her kick serve.

“She plays with a lot of spin and was hitting the lines with it.

“I thought hardcourt would be my best surface to play her, or grass, but she’s No.5 in the world and I’m still happy with my performance.”

  • Linny

    go sam!!!!!! let’s go all the way! i don’t want to jinx you though. i believe in jinxing powers =D

  • Daniel Karunairatnam

    Woooooo! Good job :)

  • Lorena Mazzoni (Argentina)

    Go Sam!!!!! Well done!!!!!! Go for the next match!!!!!!

  • Rena_Egypt

    Congrats on the win Sam . I'm so happy for you :)
    Good luck for next match .
    Go Sam smash'em all :D

  • LindaChiang

    Sam~well done!! I feel lucky today when I see this good news!!

  • Elena Konovalova

    Great start of the tournament, Sam. Keep it up! Believe in yourself.
    Thanks for the photos from the factory Oakley. They are awesome

  • Jim

    Great win Sam. Always tricky playing a local favorite, but as expected you were too classy for her. Now a rest day and then Pennetta or Kirilenko. I hope Pennetta, so you can set some things right. 0-2 H2H against her doesn't do you justice.

    Love the Oakley pics!

  • Ice

    Nearly had a heart attack looking at the first couple of games in the first set. But brilliant comeback to take the set and get back on track and winning the match. Kudos to my fav player :D Keep believing Sam :)

  • I'm proud of you and admire, Sammy! You play better and better, The ace at 113 mph was awesome!
    Best of luck for quarterfinal's session vs Pennetta/Kirilenko! Sincerely yours, Vladimir

  • Atich

    Go Sammy ! Good luck in your next match !
    Great pics in the Oakley factory !

  • Drine

    Well done Sammy, you're doing great, keep it up!!!!!
    See you in the next round ;)

  • Furball

    Sam be careful playing the Italian girls.

  • Sam, USA

    Great win Sam. She's young but still a quality opponent. That should get you ready for the quarters. Believe in yourself , play your game, and great things will happen. Hope you draw a good time so that we get to see you. We can't get enough of watching you play.

    Love the Oakley pics. Great design. Personal line in the future?
    Best wishes on Friday.

    Semper Fi

  • Sarah

    Sam, where can we buy the Lacoste t-shirts you practice in? They are awesome!

  • Jim

    Good luck against Pennetta Sam. She's a good player, but if you continue to believe in yourself and play your aggressive game I think you will break your duck against her. Just go for it!

  • Ice

    Sam, good luck against Pennetta. I rate Pennetta higher than Azarenka (as does my earbuds) and I know you can beat Pennetta tonight. Hope you have a great game and enjoy yourself out there on the court. Don't give her time to play her shots or any short balls since she has a wicked forehand (your forehand is definitely much better). Just believe in yourself and we can enjoy an awesome win tonight. Kudos to my fav player :)

  • Rena_Egypt

    Good luck against Pennta Sam.Smash her today.
    Go Aussi
    I want to see some pics of yesterday and today's match , could you upload some please ?
    Best wishes

  • Lorena Mazzoni (Argentina)

    Good luck against Penetta…she´s a goog player…BUT YOU ARE BETTER!!!!! VAMOS!!!

  • Ameli

    Vamos, Sammy!
    Wanna see you serve some smashing aces in a match against Pennetta today.
    Best of luck, kiddo…

  • Rena_Egypt

    Don't worry about the loss against Penetta Sam . Good luck next time I'm sure it's going to be a sweet revenge match :)
    Go Sammy

  • Ameli

    Que pasa, Sammy?!
    What do you need, girl… lip balm, SPF 50 lotion, massage?
    Name it! ;)
    I hope the right shoulder injury doesn't bother you much.
    You played some beautiful, powerful forehands today.
    Loved that net point at 3:2 in the second set.
    Time for you to recuperate.
    Practice hard.
    Cincinnati, be ready for Sammy!

  • joana

    sorry Sammy, but match with Pennetta was awful, I hope on future tournaments that will be better, good luck

  • Jean-François ( from France )

    Great match, Sam :)
    Too bad I had no opportunity to watch it, but, at least, I had the livescore :)
    I was really glad to see the score in your advantage, and I jumped when you made it :)
    Keep it up, Sam, You're great, and we love you :)