Samantha Stosur

  • Age35
  • Born30 March 1984
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height172 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJosh Eagle
  • Pro Since1999
“I hit the ball well, I hit it hard, I did what I wanted to be doing, and I think a couple of moments in that third set she came up with some pretty clutch returns and little pick ups, and that's why she's top 10.”

— Samantha Stosur, 20 Apr 2019

» Sabalenka stops Stosur in Fed Cup 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
  • Made her Fed Cup debut in 2003; Australian Olympic team debut in 2004
  • Reached the No.1 ranking in doubles in February 2006 having claimed a series of titles – including US Open 2005 – 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. Missed eight months.
  • Claimed her maiden WTA title in Osaka in 2009
  • Became the first player in a decade to beat Justine Henin and Serena Williams at the same Grand Slam event – ending Henins’s 27-match winning streak in Paris – en route to her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros in 2010.
  • Won her first major title at US Open 2011, beating Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 in the final
  • In 2013, won the Carlsbad and Osaka trophies, making it the first time she had ever won multiple WTA titles in a single season
  • 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
  • In 2016 advanced to the Roland Garros semifinals for the fourth time
  • Since October 2008, was Australia’s No.1-ranked female for an incredible 452 straight weeks before Daria Gavrilova took over in June 2017.

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

2018 72
2017 41
2016 21
2015 27
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




2017 Strasbourg

2015 Strasbourg, Bad Gastein

2014 Osaka

2013 Carlsbad, Osaka

2011 US Open

2010 Charleston

2009 Osaka

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


2016 Prague

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

Molik: we’ve got the depth to win Fed Cup
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its 3-2 semifinal victory over Belarus in Brisbane (Getty Images)
22 April, 2019

After beating Belarus 3-2 in an electrifying semifinal in Brisbane, Australia now turns its attention to the Fed Cup final against France on 9-10 November.
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Barty and Stosur clinch victory for Australia
Ash Barty (L) and Sam Stosur celebrate Australia's doubles victory at Pat Rafter Arena (Getty Images)
21 April, 2019

Ash Barty and Sam Stosur teamed up to complete a thrilling doubles victory over Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka - sending Australia through to the Fed Cup final.
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Australia, Belarus locked at 2-2 in Fed Cup semi
Ash Barty celebrates with the Australian bench after winning her reverse singles rubber against Aryna Sabalenka in Brisbane (Getty Images)
21 April, 2019

Thanks to a commanding display of tennis from Ash Barty, Australia now stands just one rubber victory away from the Fed Cup final.
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Molik confident going into final day of Fed Cup
Alicia Molik (L) and Ash Barty speak to the media following Barty's win over Victoria Azarenka in the second singles rubber of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus (Getty Images)
20 April, 2019

With plenty of singles and doubles options at her disposal, Alicia Molik is confident in her team's chances going into Day 2 of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against…
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