Australian Open 2012: Samantha Stosur Makes Day 2 Exit Down Under

Samantha Stosur may be the top-ranked female Australian tennis player in the world, but her results at the Australian Open aren't evidence of it. And her short stay at the 2012 Australian Open will only magnify that weird disparity.

Stosur was ushered out of the Open on Day 2 in her first round match in straight sets, falling 7-6 (2), 6-3 to Sorana Cirstea. Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, has yet to make a quarterfinal at the Australian Open in 10 tries.

For her part, Cirstea was equally excited to win and horrified to have done so against Australia's favorite daughter:

"I'm not sure if it's one of my biggest matches, but it feels like that now,'' said Cirstea, who had lost both her previous matches against Stosur.

"Probably the whole country hates me now."

For more on the 2012 Australian Open, visit SB Nation's tennis hub and The Daily Forehand.

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