PLAYER PROFILE

Samantha Stosur

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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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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“in the third set, we're both playing pretty decent at the same time and it becomes a real fight and to get to two match points and not win, it's not easy to walk off court losing.”

— Samantha Stosur, 29 Aug 2014

» Kanepi beats Stosur in US Open thriller

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

Sam Stosur’s four go-to gym exercises
Sam Stosur works out in the gym; WTA/USANA Health Sciences
17 hours ago

In this USANA Health Sciences video, brand ambassador Sam Stosur takes us through her four go-to exercises in the gym for health, fitness and tennis success.
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Stosur shocked in Guangzhou
Sam Stosur, Australia. Photo by MATT ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES
16 September, 2014

UPDATE 11pm: Sam Stosur has been beaten in a huge upset in the opening round of the WTA Guangzhou International Women's Open in China on Tuesday.
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Aussie trio head to Asia
(L-R) Olivia Rogowska, Casey Dellacqua and Sam Stosur; Getty Images
15 September, 2014

Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Olivia Rogowska will contest events in three different cities across Asia this week.
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Rankings watch: Myers, Millman lead this week’s movers
Abbie Myers did her tennis family proud, clinching the Optus 18s Championship in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
10 September, 2014

Heart-warming returns to form on the ITF circuit following injury have boosted John Millman and Abbie Myers up the latest ATP and WTA rankings.
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