If it’s supposed to be her farewell to the Australian Open, Samantha Stosur isn’t particularly fond of reminders, but at least she swung on to the end

Stosur was brutally eliminated on Thursday evening in the second round in the Margaret Court Arena and went 6: 0 and 6: 1 against the American Jessica Pegula

Stosur is also out of the doubles, but still has to play the mixed event with Matthew Ebden

In a match that only lasted 50 minutes, Pegula had way too many guns for veteran Stosur, who may turn 19 and played last Australian Open

The 36-year-old former US Open winner, who hadn’t played before the Australian summer since March 2020 and had a family in tow, hesitated to do too much this year, especially amid a pandemic

While she celebrated her first opening round win since 2015 at Melbourne Park this year, the apparent class divide on Thursday will give her a lot to contemplate

Pegula broke the first set in 27 minutes and the prospect of a double bagel result was great

But Stosur showed some nice details in the second set and fought to win a service game as the 61-step Pegula continued to play at a high level

Even in its pomp, Melbourne Park was far from Stosur’s favorite slam Expectations weighed heavily on a player who had been the best title prospect in her country for several years

She competed in the fourth round in 2006 and 2010, but often preferred the French sand, in which she made a decision with her powerful serve and her strong forehand and played three semi-finals

Pegula, Jessica Pegula

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Source: https://thewest.com.au/sport/australian-open/australian-open-samantha-stosur-thrashed-by-american-jessica-pegula-in-straight-sets-ng-b881794433z