Reuters - Mon, 14 Jun 21:01:00 2010
French Open runner-up Samantha Stosur made a swift transition from clay to grass when she overcame American teenager Melanie Oudin in the first round of the Aegon International at Eastbourne.
The Australian, who beat Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic on her way to the French Open final before losing to Italy's Francesca Schiavone, fired down 10 aces during a 6-4 6-4 victory.
The third seed rallied from 4-1 down in the second set against Oudin to complete victory in an hour and 15 minutes at the sedate seaside setting of Devonshire Park.
Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, another grand slam runner-up in action, progressed to the second round against Russia's Vera Dushevina with a 6-4 7-5 victory. There were also victories for Daniela Hantuchova and Lucie Safarova.
Wozniacki faces a tricky opening test against France's Aravane Rezai.
Aegon International – Eastbourne: 11.30am LIVE on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) & on the Eurosport Player