Stosur cruises through at Swedish Open

Samantha Stosur has waltzed through to the second round of the Swedish Open with a straight sets win over Julia Glushko.

The second-seeded Queenslander broke the Israeli early in both sets before cantering to a 6-1 6-1 victory.

Defending champion Mona Barthel began her title defence with a hard-fought win over Kiki Bertens 6-7 (4) 6-2 and 6-3.

Barthel suffered a painful first round defeat at Wimbledon where she lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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