5 Oct 2011

US Open champion loses early in China

7:12 am on 5 October 2011

Samantha Stosur's US Tennis Open hangover has continued in Asia with her elimination in the second round of the China Open in Beijing.

The Australian was beaten in three sets by Maria Kirilenko, the Russian glamour girl who also sent Stosur packing early from last week's Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

But Australia's rising men's star Bernard Tomic has pulled off an early upset at the Japan Open in Tokyo, beating the Serbian Davis Cup player Viktor Troicki in straight sets in the opening round.