PLAYER PROFILE

Samantha Stosur

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AUSTRALIAN
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25
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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“I think I had to come out here and play aggressive and try and serve well and just play the way I know I can play. She likes to stay on the baseline and play hard and do all that, so you’ve got to do that to her first.”

— Samantha Stosur, 21 Aug 2014

» Stosur crushes Bouchard in New Haven

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

Aussies handed tough assignments at US Open
Marinko Matosevic shows his frustration during his quarterfinal defeat to Stan Wawrinka at the ATP Queen's Club event in London, England; Getty Images
8 mins ago

Some of Australia's best hopes US Open hopes have been dealt extremely tough first round draws, with Marinko Matosevic lining up against second seed Roger Federer and…
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Stosur crushes Bouchard in New Haven
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20 hours ago

Sam Stosur has produced a dazzling performance to overwhelm Eugenie Bouchard in the second round of the WTA Connecticut Open in New Haven.
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Stosur wins first up in New Haven
Sam Stosur in action during her first round victory over Kurumi Nara at the WTA Connecticut Open in New Haven; Getty Images
19 August, 2014

UPDATE: Sam Stosur has advanced to the second round of the Connecticut Open with a hard-fought victory over Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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US Open preview: Woodbridge assesses Aussie chances
(L-R) Bernard Tomic, Sam Stosur, Lleyton Hewitt, Casey Dellacqua and Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
18 August, 2014

Doubles legend Todd Woodbridge dissects the form and the hopes of the Australian contingent heading into next week's US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament.
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