Samantha Stosur, of Australia, returns a shot from Venus Williams at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won 6-4, 7-6 (3). (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Wilfredo Lee
May 19, 2015

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday.

Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2.

Also, Sloane Stephens lost only five points on her first serve to join them in the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Coco Vandeweghe in an all-American match at the clay-court tournament.

Next up for Stephens will be either second-seeded Jelena Jankovic or Zheng Saisai.

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