Defending champ Stosur reaches quarters in Osaka

October 13, 2010 09:51 AM
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Defending champion Samantha Stosur of Australia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Wednesday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Japan's Junri Namigata.

The top-seeded Stosur, whose win last year was her first WTA singles title, needed only 63 minutes to improve to 7-0 at the event.

Stosur won the first eight games of the match before Namigata got on the board.

Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France joined Stosur in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Swiss player Stefanie Voegele.