Official Release: Sam Stosur Advances to French Open Finals

Sam Stosur

Australia’s Sam Stosur now stands one step away from her first singles Grand Slam victory.

After an impressive spring 2010 season that included a win at the Family Circle Cup and the best record on clay in women’s professional tennis, Sam scored her first French Open semifinals victory yesterday, and now faces off against Italy’s Francesca Schiavone on Saturday for the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen and title of French Open Champion.

Sam has depended on Oakley performance eyewear since the age of fourteen. “I can’t imagine not playing without my Oakley’s,” said Sam in a recent interview.

Oakley Enduring sunglasses are her go-to favorite. The white frame option speaks to her personal style, and she relies on Oakley Photochromic lenses in competition. “The Photochromic lens has been my favorite since I first wore it for the simple fact that you can start playing a match in complete sunlight and then the clouds come over before you know it and it’s a lot darker,” stated Stosur on her lens choice.

With technology that automatically darkens the lenses in response to increasing sunlight, they change from clear to dark, helps her vision stay optimized. “Knowing that with these lenses nothing is going to change and I can keep the same eyewear on the whole time is a great advantage,” continued Stosur. “Especially being here in Europe, where it’s not as sunny all the time like is back home in Australia.”

Sam will need every bit of that technology to have clear vision come this Saturday as the weather looks to be variable and the conditions unpredictable with this being her first Grand Slam singles final.

Designed in collaboration with the world’s finest female athletes, Oakley Enduring sunglasses feature some of the most innovative performance features in sports today. The interchangeable lens design allows the wearer to match the optics to the environment while High Definition Optics® (HDO®) maximizes clarity and impact protection. All lenses feature Oakley Hydrophobic, a permanent smudge-resistant barrier that helps eliminate water sheens, skin oils and dust.

Saturday’s match begins at 9am EST on NBC in the USA.


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June 04, 2010

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