Stosur defies rain and Sevastova to advance

13 Feb 2017 21:24

A two-hour rain stoppage did not unduly delay Samantha Stosur as she beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5 6-4 in round one of the Qatar Total Open in Doha on Monday.

The match was suspended by rain with Stosur 7-5 4-3 up after one hour and 28 minutes.

And the Australian needed just 11 more minutes of action once the rain ceased to prevail.

It was the only round one match on the day.