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Sixth Seed Stosur Beats Baltacha in 1st Round of French Open

Sam Stosur of Australia defeated Britain’s Elena Baltacha in the opening round of the French Open.

Stosur, the reigning U.S. Open champion, beat Baltacha 6-4, 6-0 on the opening day of the clay-court Grand Slam event held at Roland Garros in Paris.

The sixth-seeded Stosur made the finals in Paris in 2010, where she lost to Italy’s Francesca Schiavone. Former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick and five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams are scheduled to play later today.

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