A spirited Samanatha Stosur clawed her way into the second round of the Sydney International after a winning a marathon match against Roberta Vinci.
Stosur fought back from a set down to claim a gruelling 4-6, 7-5 7-5 victory that lasted nearly three hours in stifling Sydney heat.
“It was a very long match, a very tough match,” Stosur said.
“She knows what she’s doing out there, so you’ve got to know how to combat that. I did that at times, not at others, but I’m glad to get through.”
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