Tsvetana Pironkova continued the day of shocks by dismissing #16 seed Sam Stosur 7-5 7-6(0).
The lofty Bulgarian, who has upset numerous top 10 players, polished off Stosur in the second set tie-break in style to progress at the 2015 Aegon International.
Two breaks of serves a-piece left the contest nicely poised at 5-5 before Pironkova took control of the net and coolly collect the next two games to secure the set for the loss of three points – that included one set point being saved.
Again a combination of wayward service games and solid returns by the pair of big-hitters were on display, so the resultant tie-break came as no surprise.
But Pironkova was ruthless in the tie-break and registered a perfect 7-0 to send Stosur off to the Championships without a win at Devonshire Park.
|23.06.15||2nd round||Tsvetana Pironkova||Samantha Stosur||7-5, 7-60||Eastbourne||Grass|
|Tsvetana Pironkova||Samantha Stosur|
|1st SERVE %||38/69 (55%)||51/74 (69%)|
|1st SERVE POINTS WON||24/38 (63%)||28/51 (55%)|
|2nd SERVE POINTS WON||14/31 (45%)||9/23 (39%)|
|BREAK POINTS WON||6/8 (75%)||5/6 (83%)|
|TOTAL RETURN POINTS WON||37/74 (50%)||31/69 (45%)|
|TOTAL POINTS WON||75/143 (52%)||68/143 (48%)|