When Samantha Stosur was only six years of age her family’s business and house was destroyed by flood. They moved to Adelaide where Sam started to play tennis (she was only eight years old) after she received her first racquet as Christmas gift. The girl has God-gifted talent for tennis and while her parents worked long hours at their newly opened café, she played at local tennis courts with her elder brother. Today she is one of the most fascinating women tennis players in the world and also earned million of dollars as prize money.
Samantha Sam Jane Stosur was born on 30 March 1984 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is known for her trademark sports sunglasses and ferocious forehand. Many people consider her as the all time best kick serves in women’s tennis. In the beginning of her career she was known as successful double player but today she is one of the top single tennis players in the world. After she defeated 13-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in 2011, she earned reputation of brilliant single player.
Stosur is better known for her success in doubles format. In doubles, she became the World No.1 in 2006. It was the same year when she won the French Open Grand Slams doubles. Stosur also won the US Open Grand Slams Doubles in 2005.
Stosur and Serena Williams rivalry is also well known in tennis circuits. In head-to-head matches Serena Williams leads with 8-3 but in 2011 Stosur won the most important match of her career when she defeated Serena in the final of US Open 2011.
Samantha Stosur Personal Information
- Date of Birth: 30 March 1984
- Place of Birth: Brisbane Queensland, Australia
- Height: 5.8 feet (1.72 m)
- Weight: 65 Kg
- Country: Australia
Samantha Stosur Career Information
- Plays: Right-Handed
- Pro: 1999
- Career Prize Money: $10.145 million
- Highest Ranking: No.4 (21 February 2011)
- Career Titles: 23 WTA, 11 ITF
- Grand Slam Singles Results: US Open 2011 Winner
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