Samantha Stosur

Samantha Jane Stosur ( born March 30, 1984 in Brisbane ) is an Australian tennis player. My biggest success was winning the title at the 2011 U.S. Open.

  • 2.1 Single
  • 2.2 double
  • 2.3 Mixed
  • 3.1 Individual
  • 3.2 double


With eight years Samantha Stosur received for Christmas a tennis racket, with 13 already took part in the World Youth Championships in Jakarta (Indonesia). At the age of 15 she began her professional career at the ITF tournaments. In early 2000 she gave her debut at the Australian Open on the WTA Tour, failed there but once in the first qualifying round. In 2001 she won four ITF tournaments, including three in Japan ( Ibaraki, Osaka and Kyoto ) and one in Cairns, Australia. In 2002, she appeared as a wild card again in Melbourne, where she could reach it, the third round of the year. After she Conchita Martínez and Vanessa Webb can turn off, they defeated Daniela Hantuchová. In 2003, she played for the first time in Wimbledon, suffered a first round defeat against Lindsay Davenport on there. In 2004, she was at the Olympics for the Australian team, since 2002 it belongs to the Fed Cup team in their country.


The year began with a disappointment for Stosur: After the successes of previous years she had fallen in the world rankings from No. 47 to 93 and could not qualify for the Australian Open. Thanks a wildcard they could participate and pulled first one into the second round, where she defeated Martina Hingis 1:6, 6:7 (8). In Tokyo, she lost her quarter-final against Maria Sharapova. Together with Lisa Raymond won it but another one-two titles, as well as then. During the tournaments in Memphis, Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston

In Miami, she went in single against the former world No. 1 ranking, Amélie Mauresmo, with 0:6, 0:6 below. In Prague, they reached the final, which she lost in three sets. At the French Open, there was a first round defeat against the Serb Ana Ivanović. You could concentrate on the double, bringing with Lisa Raymond her second Grand Slam title with a final win over Daniela Hantuchová / Ai Sugiyama.

At Wimbledon Stosur met in round 2 again defeated Mauresmo and this time only with 4:6, 2:6. In Los Angeles, she was the first win against a player from the top ten: in the second round, she defeated Lindsay Davenport, but lost in round 3 of the Serb Jelena Janković. Two weeks later, in New Haven, she came to the semifinals, where she met again on Davenport and defeated once again.

The European indoor court season began Stosur in Luxembourg, where she was eliminated in round 2 against Elena Dementieva. In Stuttgart, a kick-off defeat followed by a new doubles title with Raymond, as well as a little later in Linz and in the last tournament of the year in Hasselt, Belgium.

On November 12, she won in Madrid with her partner Raymond, as in the previous year, the WTA Tour Championships; the two defeated Cara Black / Rennae Stubbs 3:6, 6:3, 6:3.


In 2007 she defended her doubles partner Lisa Raymond titles in Tokyo, Indian Wells and Miami. In addition, they won the tournaments of Berlin and Eastbourne. The victory at the English lawn tournament was her 20th and provisionally last common title.

According to the French Open Stosur showed at first symptoms of tick bite caused by Lyme disease. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round, the U.S. hard court season was then characterized by many rejections. After the U.S. Open, she finished the season early.


After surviving the disease, she contested in April two ITF tournaments, one in Dothan and the other in Charlottesville. At her first WTA tournament in Rome, she defeated Venus Williams in the second round.


2009, Stosur fought back in the top. At the Australian Open, she reached the third round and lost there against the four seeded Russian Elena Dementieva. In Miami, it reached after beating Sybille Bammer, Dinara Safina and Amélie Mauresmo the quarterfinals, then defeated, however, the later winner Wiktoryja Azarenka. With the semi-finals at the French Open Stosur reached her career's best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament. They only defeated the later winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. At Wimbledon, she reached the third round again, but could not reach the doubles final together with her ​​compatriot Rennae Stubbs, the two documents there against Serena and Venus Williams. In the Japanese Osaka Stosur won her first WTA October 18, Single title at the HP Open 2009. In the final she beat Francesca Schiavone 7-5, 6-1.


At the beginning of the year, Stosur reached the second round at the Australian Open, but had to retire against the world number one Serena Williams, who later also secured the title. After Stosur played in Fed Cup and managed with a victory over the Spaniards the rise of Australia in the play-offs. Shortly thereafter, however, she failed already in the first round of Dubai against Tathiana Garbin.

In March they played at the major tournaments: In Indian Wells she lost to the eventual winner Jelena Janković in the semifinals, in Miami, she lost in the quarter-final against Belgian Kim Clijsters, who later also won the tournament. In doubles, she moved with the Russian Nadia Petrova in two tournaments a the final.

On April 18, Stosur won her second WTA singles title. In the Family Circle Cup, she gave throughout the tournament from only one set and sat down by the final against Vera Swonarewa 6-0, 6-3. In the second round of the Fed Cup, the Australians managed with a comfortable victory over the team of Ukraine for a long time once again move up to the first World Group.

In May Stosur was able to continue the services shown above. In Stuttgart, she reached the final but lost to Justine Henin in three sets. The next tournament they had to cancel due to injury. In Madrid, she then reached the quarter- finals, but was defeated Venus Williams. At the French Open, she went as the best clay court player of the season with a record of 14:2 victories as Mitfavoritin at the start. In the far more occupied the upper half they came after beating Halep, De Los Rios and Piwowarowa first knockout round before. As in Stuttgart she met on Justine Henin and kept after losing the first set the upper hand ( 2:6, 6:1, 6:4). In the quarterfinals, she defeated Serena Williams in a thriller with 6:2, 6:7, 8:6. One and a half sentences long, she was the dominant player, hit in the second set at 5-3 to win the match and had to at 5:6 in the third set then even fend off a match point. In the semi-final against Jelena Janković she was focused from the start and turned after just an hour their first match to 6-1, 6-2. However, in the final on June 5, 2010, she was subject to Italian Francesca Schiavone unhappy with 4:6, 6:7 (2).

At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the U.S. Open, Stosur again had teething problems. Against the Russian Jelena Wesnina she could in the second set at 3:6, 7:6, 6:1 just turn away from a still, in the second round she defeated Anastasia Rodionova woman whose land with 6:3, 6:4. After defeating the Italian Sara Errani ( 6:2, 6:3 ) they met in the second round to Elena Dementieva against which they almost prevailed 6:3, 2:6, 7:6, and for the first time the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open the single reached. There she met - in phases irregular conditions ( strong wind gusts due to hurricane "Earl" ) - the favorite Kim Clijsters, who defeated at the end of almost 4:6, 7:5, 3:6.


After her third round defeat in Melbourne they reached the Grand Slam tournament in Paris also round three, where she retired with a three-set loss to Gisela Dulko. In between, she stood at the clay tournament in Rome in the final, which she lost to Maria Sharapova with 2:6, 4:6. When grass tournament of Eastbourne Stosur came into the semi-finals and was defeated there in extremely windy conditions smooth the eventual tournament champion Marion Bartoli. At Wimbledon, she failed a surprise in the first round. With her ​​new doubles partner Sabine Lisicki, by whose side she already in April the tournament from Stuttgart had been able to win, she moved to London, however, again the final one. However, both were subject to the Czech Kveta Peschke and Slovenia Duo / Katarina Srebotnik smooth with 3:6 and 1:6.

At the beginning of the hard court season in Stanford, California, Stosur was defeated in the second round of her doubles partner Sabine Lisicki in straight sets. Things went better in Toronto, where she again was able to reach a final after a prolonged dry spell. The final she lost to a resurgent Serena Williams but smooth with 4:6 and 2:6.

Your biggest success so far reached Stosur at the U.S. Open, when they went there with a 6-2 -, 6-3 playoff victory won her first Grand Slam singles titles over Serena Williams.


To the great disappointment of their fans came at the Australian Open in Melbourne the same in round one against the Romanian Sorana Cîrstea the corner. When clay tournament in Charleston she came up before the semi-finals, where they defeated the future champion Serena Williams. In the Fed Cup match in April against the German team won both singles match against Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic. At the tournament in Stuttgart, she reached the quarterfinals, where the later title winner Sharapova prevailed.

In May in Madrid they also retired from the quarter- final against qualifier Lucie Hradecká. At the French Open, she played with convincing wins (including 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals over Dominika Cibulková ) to the semifinals, where she defeated Sara Errani with 5:7, 6:1 and 3:6. At Wimbledon, she failed in round two at the Dutch Arantxa Rus.

Tournament Win




Performance at Grand Slam tournaments


(S: Victory, F: Final, RF: Semi-finals, VF: quarter-finals, AF: Eighth, 3R: Round 3 2R: Round 2, 1R: 1 round )