Australian media blast 'choker' Stosur

Samantha Stosur threw away a winning position in the final set against Zheng, who reeled off five games in a row to reach the next round.

updated: January 17, 2013 10:24 IST
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Melbourne: Australia's media didn't pull their punches on Thursday with howling coverage of Samantha Stosur's self-confessed "choke" at the Australian Open.

"It's beyond a choke for nervous Sam," headlined The Australian, after the ninth seed and former US Open champion surrendered meekly to China's Zheng Jie in round two.

"Abject Stosur sinks to new depths," said The Age, while the Herald-Sun went with "Home-groan talent," adding that the "Yips are getting bigger" for Stosur after a string of failures on Australian soil.

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