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SAMANTHA STOSUR

Australia

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22nd

SINGLES

30th

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Mar 30
1984
Height
5' 9"
1.75 m
Weight
150 lbs.
68 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
1999
Personal
Coached by Josh Eagle ... Father is Tony; mother is Dianne; brothers are Daniel, Dominic ... Friend introduced her to tennis at age 8; got a racquet for Christmas and started hitting with brother Daniel, loved it from the first time ... Self-described as happy, easy-going ... Favorite TV shows include Brothers & Sisters, Seinfeld, Homeland, Grey's Anatomy; favorite movies include Notting Hill, Anchor Man and Love Actually ... Also enjoys going to the beach, swimming in the sea, hanging out with friends, surfing and listening to music ... Can't live without lip balm, passport and her racquets ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf; favorite tournament is Charleston ... Loves Japan.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (8): 2015 - Strasbourg, Bad Gastein; 2014 - Osaka; 2013 - Carlsbad, Osaka; 2011 - US Open; 2010 - Charleston; 2009 - Osaka.
Finalist (15): 2016 - Prague; 2013 - Moscow, Sofia; 2012 - Doha, Moscow; 2011 - Rome, Toronto, Osaka; 2010 - Stuttgart, Roland Garros; 2009 - Los Angeles; 2008 - Seoul; 2006 - Prague; 2005 - Gold Coast, Sydney.

DOUBLES
Winner (24): 2013 - Moscow (w/Kuznetsova); 2011 - Stuttgart (w/Lisicki); 2007 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Indian Wells, Miami, Berlin, Eastbourne (all w/Raymond); 2006 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Memphis, Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Roland Garros, Stuttgart, Linz, Hasselt, WTA Finals (all w/Raymond); 2005 - Sydney, Amelia Island (both w/Stewart), New Haven, US Open, Luxembourg, Moscow, WTA Finals (all w/Raymond).
Finalist (14): 2013 - Osaka (w/Zhang); 2011 - Wimbledon (w/Lisicki); 2010 - Indian Wells, Miami (both w/Petrova); 2009 - Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Toronto (all w/Stubbs); 2008 - Wimbledon, US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (all w/Raymond); 2006 - Australian Open, New Haven (both w/Raymond); 2005 - Philadelphia (w/Raymond); 2004 - Qu‚bec City (w/Callens).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (3): 2014 - Wimbledon (w/Zimonjic); 2008 - Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan); 2005 - Australian Open (w/Draper).

ADDITIONAL
Australian Fed Cup Team, 2003-07, 2009-16; Australian Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Seventh straight Top 30 season and eighth overall (finishing No.27); won two WTA titles at Strasbourg (d. Mladenovic in final) and Bad Gastein (d. Knapp in final); SF twice at Washington DC (l. to Stephens) and Hong Kong (l. to Kerber); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Brisbane - l. to Lepchenko 46 64 75; held mp at 5-1 third set).

2014 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.23); won one WTA title at Osaka (d. Diyas in final); SF three times at Hobart (l. to Koukalova), New Haven (l. to Kvitova) and Beijing (l. to Kvitova); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r seven times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl. US Open - l. to Kanepi 36 63 76(8); held 2mp at 6-5 and 7-6 in third set tie-break); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon and Stanford - l. to Osaka 46 76(7) 75; held 1mp at 7-6 in second set tie-break).

2013 - Fifth straight Top 20 season (finishing No.18); won two WTA titles at Carlsbad (d. Azarenka in final) and Osaka (d. Bouchard in final); runner-up twice at Moscow and Sofia (l. to Halep in both finals); QF four times at Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells and Rome; reached 3r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times; struggled with right calf injury early in season (withdrew prior to Indian Wells QF match then withdrew from Miami and retired in Charleston 3r match); won one WTA doubles title.

2012 - Third straight Top 10 season (finishing No.9); runner-up twice at Doha (l. to Azarenka in final) and Moscow (l. to Wozniacki in final); SF four times at Charleston (l. to S.Williams), Roland Garros (l. to Errani), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Petrova) and Osaka (l. to Chang); QF four times (incl. US Open and Stuttgart - l. to Sharapova 67(5) 76(5) 75; held mp at 5-3 second set); reached 4r once, 3r three times and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open and Olympics); was alternate at WTA Finals (went 0-2 in RR).

2011 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.6); won first Grand Slam title at US Open (d. S.Williams in final; first Australian woman to win a Grand Slam title since Goolagong won Wimbledon in 1980); runner-up three times at Rome (l. to Sharapova in final), Toronto (l. to S.Williams in final) and Osaka (l. to Bartoli in final); SF three times at Stuttgart (l. to Goerges), Eastbourne (l. to Bartoli) and WTA Finals (l. to Kvitova); QF twice; reached 4r once, 3r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and 2r five times; fell 1r once (Wimbledon); set career-high No.4 on February 21 (after Dubai; rose from No.5 to No.4); also won one WTA doubles title.

2010 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.6); won one WTA title at Charleston (d. Zvonareva in final); runner-up twice at Stuttgart (l. to Henin) and Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to Schiavone); SF four times at Indian Wells (l. to Jankovic), Eastbourne (l. to Makarova), Stanford (l. to Azarenka) and WTA Finals (l. to Clijsters); QF six times (incl. US Open - l. to Clijsters); reached 4r once (Australian Open); in other five events lost opening matches, incl. Wimbledon (l. to Kanepi in 1r) and Beijing (l. to Sevastova 26 76(5) 75; held mp at 5-4 third set); made Top 10 debut on March 22 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.11 to No.10) and Top 5 debut on July 5 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.6 to No.5); first Australian-born woman in Top 5 since 1985.

2009 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.13); won first WTA title at Osaka (d. Schiavone in final); runner-up at Los Angeles (l. to Pennetta in final); SF twice at Roland Garros (l. to Kuznetsova) and Stanford (l. to Bartoli); QF twice; reached 3r twice (Australian Open, Wimbledon) and 2r eight times (incl. US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Sydney - l. to S.Williams 63 67(4) 75; held 4mp at 5-4 third set); made Top 20 debut on June 8 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.32 to No.18); fell in RR stage at Bali (went 1-1 in RR).

2008 - Near-Top 50 finish after illness-marred 2007; after seven months off w/Lyme disease and falling out of Top 150, returned at two ITF Circuit events in April (one SF, one QF); went 22-14 on WTA from May until end of year; best results were runner-up finish at Seoul (l. to Kirilenko in final), SF at Eastbourne (l. to Petrova) and two QFs; reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Olympics); fell 1r twice (incl. US Open) and in qualifying once; also won second Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan).

2007 - Another Top 50 season; QF three times; reached 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. US Open); won five WTA doubles titles w/Raymond; missed all post-Wimbledon events w/Lyme disease; 61-week reign as doubles No.1 ended on April 9.

2006 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.29); runner-up at Prague (l. to Peer in final); SF at New Haven (l. to Davenport); QF three times; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r once and 2r 11 times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won 10 WTA doubles titles w/Raymond (incl. Roland Garros and WTA Finals); rose to No.1 in doubles on February 6 (joined by Raymond on July 10).

2005 - First Top 50 season; runner-up twice at Gold Coast (l. to Schnyder in final) and Sydney (l. to Molik in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on January 17 (rose from No.59 to No.45); QF once; reached 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won first two WTA doubles titles w/Stewart then five in breakthrough second half of year w/Raymond (incl. US Open and WTA Finals); also won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Draper).

2004 - First Top 100 season; SF at Gold Coast (l. to Sugiyama); QF twice; reached 3r twice and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Olympics, other two majors) and in qualifying six times; made Top 100 debut on April 12 (rose from No.104 to No.97).

2003 - Reached 3r once (Australian Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon).

2002 - Played first two WTA main draws at Gold Coast and Australian Open, falling 1r at both (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); won four singles titles and six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first WTA qualifying at Australian Open (as WC).

1999 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Played first two events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia.
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