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Robin Soderling’s compatriot, Sofia Arvidsson, has defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia in her opening match in the Brisbane International tennis tournament. Arvidsson won the match in the straight sets by 7-6(7-4), 7-5.

This was an upset as Stosur was higher in rankings than Arvidsson and the Australian superstar was expected to walk away with a win. But, that wasn’t the case to be. Arvidsson played with a lot of determination and stunned Stosur.

This was the fifth match between these two players and this was only the second time that Arvidsson defeated Stosur.

In the first six games of the opening set, both the players held their service and the scores were levelled at 3-3 at that stage. Arvidsson gave Stosur the first blow in the seventh game and then, served out the following game to take a lead of 5-3.

But, after that, Stosur bounced back. She held her service in the ninth game and then, managed to sneak a breakthrough in the next game to level the scores.

Stosur got trailed again when she played a flurry of loose ground strokes and allowed Arvidsson to break her service in the 11th game. But, the Australian no. 1 female player managed to take the set into the tie breaker with a breakthrough in the 12th game.

In the tie breaker, Stosur’s inconsistency proved to be costly for her and she lost the first set.

In the second set, the first 11 games went with the serve and Arvidsson was ahead by 6-5 at the end of the 11th game. The set seemed to be going towards a tie breaker, but, Stosur wasn’t able to serve out the 12th game. Her service was broken and the match got finished.

In her next match, Arvidsson will take on Sloane Stephens of USA.