Stosur suffers early Wimbledon exit

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Australian tennis great Samantha Stosur has likely played her last Wimbledon singles match after suffering a gallant first-round loss in her 17th trip to the All England Club.

The veteran wildcard went down, typically swinging, 6-1 5-7 6-3 to American Shelby Rogers on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old staged a brave comeback, fending off three match points from love 40-down at 4-5 in the second set, to level the encounter.

But the 2011 US Open champion was unable to convert the momentum of an early third-set service break into her first Wimbledon singles win since 2018.

Stosur, a former women's doubles and mixed champion on London's hallowed lawns, still has further doubles commitments this year.

But the one-time world No.4 and Australia's lone women's singles winner in New York in the last half a century may live to regret her modest record at SW19.

For all her class and credentials, Stosur has won only 12 matches in 17 main-draw appearances at Wimbledon.

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