Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur has gone from victory to defeat in just one day.

Kimberley McCosker reports.


Sam Stosur has been brought back to earth with a loss to Victoria Azarenka at the WTA Championships in Turkey.

The world number seven, who recently beat her nemesis Maria Sharapova, suffered a 6-2 6-2 loss to the Belarussian.

Stosur now has to defeat China’s Li Na in her final round-robin match on Saturday to reach the semi-finals.

The Queensland Bulls have defeated the Tasmanian Tigers in the Sheffield Shield game at the Gabba today.

The Bulls made it look easy – winning by an innings and twenty-eight runs.

Excitement is starting to build across the nation as we head towards the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.

This weekend, all eyes will be on three-year-old Manawanui for Saturday’s Victoria Derby.

He’s drawn the middle barrier which experts say will give the favourite every chance in the 2500-metre event.

But jockey Craig Williams may lose his chance at a historic triple-crown this racing season.

Williams was suspended from racing for ten days after careless riding at Bendigo yesterday, ruling him out of Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

He was tipped to become the first jockey to win the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup in the same spring.

Williams is appealing the severity of the penalty at Flemington tomorrow morning.

And in soccer, the Brisbane Roar are confident they’ll put up a good fight against Adelaide United tomorrow.

The Roar’s thirty-one game unbeaten streak is not only intimidating Adelaide.

Ange Postecoglou, Roar Coach: “It could have been a bit of a burden, but we’ve actually used it as a bit of a motivation for us to keep it going. We all know we’re going to lose at some point, and we all know that when that happens we’re going to come back here and train again like we always have.”

Brisbane and Adelaide will play at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.

Kimberley McCosker, QUT News.