Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur Chris Hyde / Getty Images

Stosur has faith in her form despite going down to Safarova

SAM Stosur insists she is "striking the ball well and moving well" despite losing her second round match in the Aegon International at Eastbourne 7-6 6-3 to world No.28 Lucie Safarova.

The loss means Stosur will go into Wimbledon, where she was seeded 14 yesterday, with just two warm-up matches on grass.

Casey Dellacqua had the chance to join Stosur in the women's draw when she played Germany's Carina Witthoeft in qualifying overnight.

Not surprisingly, Serena Williams is the top seed, ahead of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.

The men's seedings were also as expected, with Novak Djokovic the top seed ahead of Andy Murray, Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.

Six Australian men will be in the main draw after Matt Reid and James Duckworth qualified yesterday.

They will join Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Matthew Ebden who was given a wildcard.

Tomic yesterday beat Frenchman Julian Benneteau 6-2 5-7 7-6 in the second round at Eastbourne, the first time since February the Aussie had won back-to-back matches.


Luxury resort offering discounts for local staycations

Premium Content Luxury resort offering discounts for local staycations

Residents are able to enjoy 15 per cent off at this popular spot.

Behrouz has never entered Australia but left a profound mark

Premium Content Behrouz has never entered Australia but left a profound mark

A Lennox Head artist’s striking work depicting refugee and writer Behrouz Boochani...

Letter to the editor: Is PPE the new plastic bottle?

Letter to the editor: Is PPE the new plastic bottle?

“I was disappointed to find a screwed up face mask lying on the ground (...) I came...