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Sam Stosur

Tennis

Sam took up tennis at the age of eight after a friend gave her a tennis racquet for Christmas. She used to hit at the local courts with her brother, Daniel. He soon realised she had above-average ability and convinced their parents, Diane and Tony, to give Sam coaching lessons. She went away on her first overseas trip at the age of 13, competing in the World Youth Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. At 14 she joined the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) under Geoff Masters and in 2001, when she was 16, Sam joined the Australian Institute of Sport tennis program. She formed a successful coaching partnership with Craig Morris, travelling together on the

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Recent Tennis News

  • Stosur Smashes Her Way Into The French Open Finals

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    Posted circa 4 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Australia’s Sam Stosur has had quite the spring 2010 with a win at Family Circle Cup and the best record on clay in women’s professional tennis, she now stands one step away from her first singles Grand Slam win. The road on the red clay of Roland Garros has been hard fought with tough match ups leading up to Saturday’s final.

  • Yaroslava Shvedova Quietly Makes The Quarterfinals At French Open

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    Posted circa 4 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Enduring wearing Yaroslava Shvedova from Russia has made her way quietly through to the Quarterfinals of the French Open. Shvedova has taken down all comers in the first four rounds and now faces number four in the world Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in what is sure to be a great match.

  • Aussie Sam Stosur Marches On At French Open

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    Posted circa 4 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Sam Stosur came into the French Open on fire with the best 2010 clay court record on tour, making her a top favorite to repeat her semifinal finish of 2009 or even better. Well on Monday Stosur came one step closer by taking down four time French Open Champion Justine Henin in a tough three set match.

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