Samantha Stosur

  • Age31
  • Born30 March 1984
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height172 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachSimon Rea
  • Pro Since1999
“Right now I feel like I have really kind of turned a corner, playing the way I know that I can and the way I enjoy and doing the things that obviously make me have good results.”

— Samantha Stosur, 27 May 2015

» Stosur storms into third round

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




2015 Strasbourg

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

Stosur storms into third round
Sam Stosur in action during her second-round win over Amandine Hesse at
5 hours ago

UPDATE: Sam Stosur has thumped Frenchwomen Amandine Hesse to reach the third round at Roland Garros. Maria Sharapova is next.
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Tomljanovic sounds out Stosur for tips
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her first round win over Casey Dellacqua at Roland Garros 2015; Getty Images
17 hours ago

Ajla Tomljanovic planned to pick Sam Stosur's brains in a bid to fashion a French Open upset over Angelique Kerber on Wednesday.
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Kyrgios leads Aussie charge into second round
Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round win over Denis Istomin at Roland Garros 2015; Getty Images
26 May, 2015

Nick Kyrgios hailed Australia's "unbelievable" start to the French Open after leading six through to the second round at Roland Garros.
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Stosur safely through to round two
Sam Stosur in action during her first round win over Madison Brengle at Roland Garros 2015; Getty Images
26 May, 2015

Scoring her fifth straight win after smacking 38 winners against an overwhelmed Madison Brengle, Sam Stosur has cruised into the second round of Roland Garros.
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