Stosur ends Robson's run in US Open fourth round
NEW YORK (AP)
Defending champion Sam Stosur ended British teen Laura Robson's run at the U.S. Open in straight sets Sunday.
The seventh-seeded Australian finally clinched victory on her ninth match point to win 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals. Robson had defeated former Grand Slam winners in her last two matches, but the streak ended against Stosur, who has yet to drop a set here this year.
The 18-year-old Robson, who had upset Kim Clijsters and Li Na, double-faulted to hand Stosur the first set.
Leading 5-2 in the second, Stosur had five match points on Robson's serve, but the 89th-ranked teenager saved all of them. Stosur then failed to serve out the victory, wasting two more match points. But she broke Robson in the next game to win in 1 hour, 38 minutes.