Sam Stosur
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Stosur has faith in her form despite going down to Safarova

SAM Stosur insists she is "striking the ball well and moving well" despite losing her second round match in the Aegon International at Eastbourne 7-6 6-3 to world No.28 Lucie Safarova.

The loss means Stosur will go into Wimbledon, where she was seeded 14 yesterday, with just two warm-up matches on grass.

Casey Dellacqua had the chance to join Stosur in the women's draw when she played Germany's Carina Witthoeft in qualifying overnight.

Not surprisingly, Serena Williams is the top seed, ahead of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.

The men's seedings were also as expected, with Novak Djokovic the top seed ahead of Andy Murray, Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.

Six Australian men will be in the main draw after Matt Reid and James Duckworth qualified yesterday.

They will join Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Matthew Ebden who was given a wildcard.

Tomic yesterday beat Frenchman Julian Benneteau 6-2 5-7 7-6 in the second round at Eastbourne, the first time since February the Aussie had won back-to-back matches.


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