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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“It's always disappointing to lose no matter how well or bad you play.”

— Samantha Stosur, 23 Jan 2015

» Stosur in good shape despite Open loss

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

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

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Osaka

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

Stosur in good shape despite Open loss
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her second round match against Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during day four of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
23 January, 2015

Samantha Stosur wasn't happy with the result but was happy with her performance after running into red-hot American Coco Vandeweghe in the second round of the Australian Open.
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Stosur’s Open campaign ends
Samantha Stosur has joined the Aussie women's exit from the Open with a straight sets loss to big-serving American Coco Vandeweghe.
23 January, 2015

Samantha Stosur has joined the Aussie women's exit from the Open with a straight sets loss to big-serving American Coco Vandeweghe.
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Aussie Day 4 preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Monica Niculescu of Romania during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
22 January, 2015

Four Australians will press for a place in the third round of the 2015 Australian Open on Thursday.
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Stosur into Australian Open second round
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Monica Niculescu of Romania during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

Samantha Stosur has continued the hosts' golden start to the Australian Open with an impressive straight-sets first-round victory over Monica Niculescu.
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