Stosur advances to 2nd round at Japan Open

Updated: October 8, 2012, 9:05 AM ET
Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan -- Top-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Erika Sema of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Monday.

Stosur, who won the tournament in Osaka in 2009, had five aces and converted 5 of 6 break points.

The ninth-ranked Stosur reached the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo earlier this month and is seeking her first title of the year.

Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan defeated third-seeded Christina McHale of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (5), and American Jamie Hampton beat Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-3, 6-2.

Pauline Parmentier of France, Casey Dellacqua of Australia, Heather Watson of Britain and Misaki Doi of Japan also advanced to the second round.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index