Samantha Stosur

  • Age30
  • Born30 March 1984
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height172 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachSimon Rea
  • Pro Since1999
“I don't think there's anything glaringly bad with my game or anything, it's just really knuckling down and fine tuning those little things. I don't think (my best) is too far away but winning matches is certainly going to get me closer.”

— Samantha Stosur, 10 Feb 2015

» Stosur seeking form ahead of Roland Garros

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
  • In 2013, won the Carlsbad and Osaka trophies, making it the first time she had ever won multiple WTA titles in a single season
  • 2013 marked her fifth-straight top 20 season (ended the year at No.18)
  • Defended a WTA title for the first time in her career in 2014, when she captured the Osaka crown, marking her third victory at the Japanese event

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

2014 23
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




2014 Osaka

2013 Carlsbad, Osaka

2011 US Open

2010 Charleston

2009 Osaka

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


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 aplenty in Doha, Acapulco
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Stosur, Sam Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic will fly the Aussie flag at events around the globe this week; Getty Images
23 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic will feature in the ATP Acapulco action while Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have headed to Doha, Qatar.
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Stosur, Dellacqua fall in Dubai epics
Sam Stosur in action during her second round loss to Caroline Wozniacki at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; Getty Images
18 February, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki served for the match three times before finally beating Sam Stosur while Casey Dellacqua stretched Lucie Safarova to three tight sets at the Dubai Duty Free…
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Muguruza too strong for Gajdosova
 Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
17 February, 2015

Jarmila Gajdosova's run in Dubai has come to an end in three sets at the hands of Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
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Top Aussie trio in action in Dubai
Aussie women (L-R) Sam Stosur, Jarmila Gajdosova and Casey Dellacqua are contesting this week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; Getty Images
16 February, 2015

Australia's top three ranked women, Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova, will all fly the flag this week at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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