PLAYER PROFILE

Samantha Stosur

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age30
  • Born30 March 1984
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height172 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since1999
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“We had a great week together. It was a lot of fun. Very thankful that Nenad asked me to play. It was obviously a great tournament for us.”

— Samantha Stosur, 7 Jul 2014

» Stosur, Zimonjic win Wimbledon mixed title

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged eight when a friend gave her a racquet for Christmas.
  • Practiced with her brother, Daniel, who upon realising she had talent, convinced their parents, Dianne and Tony, to pay for coaching.
  • Went on her first tour aged 13, competing in the World Youth Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Joined the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) in 2001 at 14 years of age.
  • Joined the Australian Institute of Sport at 16.
  • Made her Fed Cup debut in 2003.
  • Member of the Australian Olympic team in 2004.
  • Reached the No.1 ranking in doubles in February 2006 having claimed a series of titles with Lisa Raymond.
  • Contracted Lyme disease in 2007 and, having spent 61-consecutive weeks ranked as the No.1 doubles player in the world, was forced to end her season prematurely.
  • Rejoined the WTA Tour in June 2008.
  • Member of the Australian Olympic team in 2008.
  • Claimed her maiden WTA title in Osaka in 2009.
  • Became the first player since 2000 to beat Justine Henin and Serena Williams in the same Grand Slam event (Roland Garros 2010), as well as ending Henins’s 27-match winning streak in Paris.
  • Won her first major title at US Open 2011, beating Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 in the final.
  • Member of the Australian Olympic team in 2012

Off court

  • Sporting hero is surfer Layne Beachley.
  • When she’s not playing tennis, Sam enjoys spending time at the beach and relaxing.
  • Her favourite sports team is the Gold Coast Titans.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 18
2012 9
2011 6
2010 6
2009 13
2008 52
2007 46
2006 29
2005 46
2004 65
2003 153
2002 265
2001 276
2000 682

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Carlsbad, Osaka

2011
US Open

2010
Charleston

2009
Osaka

2001
Ibaraki ITF, Osaka ITF, Kyoto ITF, Cairns ITF

Finals

2013 Moscow, WTA Tournament of Champions

2012
Doha, Moscow

2011
Rome, Toronto, Osaka

2010
Stuttgart, Roland Garros

2009
Los Angeles

2008
Seoul

2006
Prague

2005
Gold Coast, Sydney

2002
Rockhampton ITF

2001
Australia ITF, Kugayama ITF

Samantha Stosur in the news

Rankings watch: potential US Open seed for Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua in action on Centre Court during her second round loss to No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska; Getty Images
18 hours ago

Australia's Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women's world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31, putting her in prime position for a US Open seeding.
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Tomic, Matosevic continue strong hardcourt form
Bernard Tomic in action during his first round victory over Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia at the ATP Citi Open in Washington DC; Getty Images
19 hours ago

UPDATE: Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have continued their good form with wins in Washington DC, while Sam Stosur fell to a disappointing defeat in Stanford.
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Aussies in action: America coast-to-coast
Sam Stosur in action at the WTA AEGON Classic in Birmingham, England; Getty Images
28 July, 2014

UPDATE: Sam Stosur kicks off her North American hardcourt campaign at the WTA event in Stanford, California while six of her compatriots will take to the courts in Washington DC.
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Zimonjic sings Stosur’s praises
Sam-Zimonjic-2
8 July, 2014

Nenad Zimonjic has given a glowing assessment of mixed doubles partner Sam Stosur following their victory at Wimbledon.
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