STRASBOURG, France - In her second match at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, No.6 seed Samantha Stosur surrendered just one game, as she rolled past Madison Brengle on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-1.
With the victory, Stosur sets up a meeting with No.4 seed Carla Suárez Navarro for a place in the semifinals. Though it is Stosur's first quarterfinal since the Qatar Open in February, it is her third straight in Strasbourg, having fallen to Caroline Garcia in her title defense a year ago.
The 2015 champion has dropped just two games in two matches, and was in stellar form for the entirety of Tuesday's 49-minute encounter, striking 27 winners to just five unforced errors.
Stosur dropped just six points in the opening set en route to an 18-minute bagel, and though Brengle served at an impressive 93 percent clip in the opener, she was unable to bring herself to deuce in three service games thanks to Stosur's punishing returns.
The second set was a similar story as Stosur ran her streak of games to nine, breaking Brengle in the second game of the set. The American made her best stand in Stosur's next service game to earn her first break point of the match, and got on the board with an emphatic hold to trail 1-3.
Nothing would deny Stosur, however, as she secured a second break in a hard-fought sixth game, and sealed the match with a love hold and her fourth ace of the match.
Suárez Navarro will be meeting for the eighth time overall, with Stosur leading 4-3 overall. The pair have split two career meetings on clay, both in Madrid, with Stosur winning a three-set affair last season, and the Spaniard winning in two sets in 2013.