Stosur's Wimbledon adventure over

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iol spt pic Stosur Getty Images Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand during the Ladies' Singles first round match against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium. Photo: Jan Kruger

London - Former US Open champion Sam Stosur's unhappy union with Wimbledon continued on Monday as the Australian became the highest seed to fall by the wayside after a 6-3 6-4 first-round defeat by Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.

Cheered on by four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters from the stands, Wickmayer dominated play from the baseline to leave the 17th seed chasing shadows on a warm and sunny day at southwest London.

The result condemned Stosur to her sixth first-round exit at the grasscourt major, a tournament where she has failed to progress beyond the third round in 12 visits.

Wickmayer will next face Croatia's Ana Konjuh for a place in the third round.


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