Sam Stosur, the only relevant Aussie remaining in the Wimbledon Grand Slam, has bowed out of the tournament, capping off an embarrassing two days for Australian singles players.
Stosur’s poor run at the grass court tournament received another chapter to a growing list of failures as the fifth seed crashed out against Dutch woman Arantxa Rus 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, one day after the Aussie men bowed out in awkward fashion.
Rus, who finished with a career-best fourth round appearance at the French Open two weeks ago, showed her skill on the grass surface by annihilating Stosur in the first set before surprisingly failing to win a game in the second, but it came falling apart in the third when Rus went ahead with a 3-0 lead. Stosur survived two match points at 5-3 then broke her opponents serve to trail by just a game, but crumbled in what would have been a set-tying tenth game after leading it 40-15.
Stosur has made just one third round appearance in ten years at Wimbledon.
Play suspended a number of matches on day three of the London tournament, but not before Roger Federer won his second round matchup against Fabio Fogini in straight sets, 6-1 6-3 6-2.
30-year-old, world No.5, David Ferrer, defeated Jamaican born German, Dustin Brown, 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-4.
In the ladies, world No.10 Sara Errani also registered a win, 6-1 6-3, , against American CoCo Vandeweghe. The game took an amazing seven seconds to complete and came without the Italian even touching the ball… the match had been delayed from the previous day and Vandewghe double-faulted at the net to officially lose the game.