Re: Guangzhou EPIC 1R: Han def.  Stosur 67(6) 63 75
Weird - the first time I saw Han play, I think her first match at WTA level, was against Stosur in R1 of the 2010 AO. Han was a 19yo qualifier and this was in the days when Stosur actually played better in Australia than elsewhere, and it was a huge shock when Han took a set off her - I remember being impressed with her heavy strokes, unusual for a Chinese player.
Han spent half a decade in the wilderness but this definitely feels a bit like "finishing what she started nearly 8 years ago".
But it's not a shock anyway, given that Stosur's always been slow to come back from injury, her game is less effective against left-handers and Han had already shown she could counter it.