Samantha Stosur is a female Australian professional tennis player. She was born on March 30, 1984 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to parents, Tony (father) and Diane (mother). She has two brothers, Daniel and Dominic, and has a dog named Billy. She started playing tennis when she was just 8 years old when a friend introduced her to the game. She is currently coached by David Taylor, and admires tennis great, Steffi Graf.
Stosur turned pro in 1999, but played her first two events of her career on ITF Circuit in Australia in 1998. On the year she turned pro, she continued to play on ITF Circuit in Australia still. In 2000, she fell in the Australian Open qualifying round, but she continued to participate in the ITF Circuit in Australia.
By 2001, she fell in the Australian Open during that year as well as an event at the Gold Coast. However, on ITF Circuit, she managed to win four singles titles as well as six titles in doubles. 2002 saw Stosur playing in her first two Tour main draws at Gold Coast and the Australian Open, but she fell in Hobart qualifying. In the ITF Circuit, she won five titles in doubles.
2005 is considered to be her breakthrough season which was highlighted by her first Tour singles finals appearance and a huge doubles event with partner, Raymond. She also had back-to-back finishes as a runner-up at Gold Coast and Sydney.
Over the course of her career, Stosur has a record of 299-215 for singles, and 321-143 for doubles. She has 2 WTA and 4 ITF singles titles, and 22 WTA plus 11 ITF doubles titles. She has achieved her highest rank at No. 5 for singles (achieved on July 5, 2010), and for doubles, No. 1 (achieved on February 6, 2006). So far, she has no singles Grand Slam titles, but she has two Grand Slam titles in doubles (French Open (2006) and US Open (2005)).
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Thursday October 25
Petra Kvitova has been forced to withdraw from the end-of-season WTA Championships in Istanbul due to illness, with Samantha Stosur replacing her. More
Tuesday October 23
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki found some form ahead of the season-ending WTA Championships by defeating Samantha Stosur to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. More
Wednesday September 5
Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur was knocked out of the 2012 event by top seed Victoria Azarenka on a rain affected day 10 at Flushing Meadows with Maria Sharapova in trouble elsewhere. More
Monday September 3
Last year’s Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was the big casualty on day seven at the US Open crashing out to Marion Bartoli while top seed Victoria Azarenka and reigning champ Samantha Stosur progressed. More