Player Profiles

(5) Sam Stosur

  • DOB: 30/03/1984
  • Nationality: AUS
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.72
Stosur - home hope.

Player Profile

Another of last season's big improvers, Stosur starts as the home nation's big hope for success in 2011.

No Aussie has won a singles title at the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil claimed the women's crown in 1978.

However, Stosur holds decent claims after a 2010 campaign which saw her reach the French Open final and move into the world's top 10.

Showed her hardcourt prowess with a run to the quarter-finals of the US Open and will now be confident of going beyond the last 16 of her home Slam for the first time.

Possesses the game's best kick-serve, while her forehand is also a big weapon.

Cannot be ignored in the title shake-up.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open -R2-R3R4R3-R2R4R1
French Open -R3SFR3RUSFR2R3R1R2
Wimbledon -R3R2R1R1R3R2R2R2R1
US Open --QFWQFR2R1R1R1R1

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