Carlsbad, CA (Sports Network) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur
posted a first-round victory Monday at the $795,000 Southern California Open
The fifth-seeded Australian handled American Varvara Lepchenko 7-5, 6-1
on the hardcourts at La Costa Resort and Spa.
This week's top seed is 2013 Australian Open champion and 2012 U.S. Open
runner-up Victoria Azarenka.
Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova, fresh off her title last week in Stanford,
topped reigning Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli in last year's Carlsbad
This week's winner will claim $125,000.
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