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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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  • Oakley’s Sam Stosur Wins Opening Round On Philippe Chatrier

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Matt Murray

    2010 French Open Women’s Singles Finalist, Sam Stosur returned to centre court once again to kick-off the tournament as match number one of the second grand slam in 2011. Under near perfect conditions Stosur entered Philippe Chatrier on a mission and accomplished it in just over an hour, by spanking Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-3.

  • Roma: O’s Tennis Star Sam Stosur Smashes Her Way into WTA Rome International Masters

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    She may have not conquered her first final of the year, but Sam Stosur is definitely in form. Oakley’s World Top 10 ranked Aussie bashed through rival after rival at the WTA Rome International Masters in Italy, eventually falling to Maria Sharapova in the Finals after suffering through some stomach issues the night before the headline match. But make no mistake, up to that point, Sammy displayed just why she’s one of the best on the Planet.

  • Fourth in Madrid: Bryan Brothers Claim Victory at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Make it four for the Bryans in the Spanish Capital. Oakley’s long-time tennis duo smashed their way to yet another resounding victory at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay-Court Tournament in Madrid – topping Michael Llodra of France and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic in an intense, yet brief final.

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