Stosur Early Wimbledon Win

Stosur's good start at Wimbledon.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Sam Stosur won her first round Wimbledon match, defeating Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.

Stosur won 6-1 6-3 against the world No.40 with ease and will face either Misaki Doi of Japan or Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in the next round.

It took the Aussie just 20 minutes to take a 5-0 lead in the first set as she went on to hit 19 winners and dropped just 12 points on serve in a dominant performance.

Stosur took a 2-0 lead in the second set, but was broken in the third game before finishing off the Spaniard in just over an hour.

Stosur came out yesterday and said it would be ridiculous to pick her as a tournament favourite.

"Given the way I've done throughout my career here, if someone said I was going to go out and win the tournament this year, I'd think they're a bit silly," Stosur said.

"At this tournament, probably more than ever, I've got to take it one match at a time and focus on my game and really probably just enjoy it.

The Aussie star hasn’t had much success in ten campaigns at the English Grand Slam and has just once advanced to the third round.

Stosur lost last year in the opening round to world No. 262 Melinda Czink.

In other results, Australian world No.76 fell to Japan’s Ayumi Morita 6-4 6-3.