Sam Stosur

  • Samantha Stosur loses in first round at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    Former US Open champion Sam Stosur lost her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, beaten 6-3, 6-4 by former US Open semi-finalist Yanina Wickmeyer. The loss continued the Australian's poor run at Wimbledon, where she has never advanced past the third round and where she has lost in the first round...
  • Stosur finds solace after Sharapova disappointment June 13, 2014

    Former US Open champion Sam Stosur achieved the foothold she needed in her first match since falling within sight of a notable victory against Maria Sharapova at the French Open last week. Stosur, who is seeded to reach the final of the Aegon Classic this week, won her opener 6-1, 6-3...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final April 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Friday's draw also pitted Casey Dellacqua against Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second match Saturday on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. The reverse singles will...
  • Ivanovic beats hometown hope at Australian Open January 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Former No. 1-ranked Ana Ivanovic ended Sam Stosur's hopes of again making a credible showing in her home Grand Slam when she beat the 2011 US Open champion 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2 on Friday night in the third round of the Australian Open. It was the 10th time in 12...
  • Sam Stosur advances to 3rd round at Australian Open January 15, 2014

    Melbourne: Sam Stosur is through to the third round of her home Grand Slam for the first time in three years after a 6-2, 6-0 win over Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Playing at Rod Laver Arena and before a partisan crowd that she admits she's...
  • Stosur hires former Murray coach Maclagan November 7, 2013

    Melbourne: Former US Open champion Sam Stosur has turned to Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan to help reverse her slide down the world rankings, Tennis Australia said on Thursday. The 29-year-old Australian, who has dropped to 18th in the world from fourth in 2011, failed to get beyond the third...
  • Stosur rallies past Bouchard to claim Japan Open title October 13, 2013

    Australia's Sam Stosur fought back from a set down to claim the Japan Open for a second time on Sunday and deny Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard her first WTA title. The former US Open champion beat her 19-year-old opponent 3-6 7-5 6-2 in Osaka to clinch the $250,000 hard court...
  • Sam Stosur in no rush to appoint new coach August 26, 2013

    New York: Australia's Sam Stosur said she wanted to take her time before deciding on a new coach after splitting with her long term mentor just before the US Open. The 2011 US Open champion conceded that the timing of her separation from Dave Taylor was "strange" but said she was...
  • Razzano stuns Kuznetsova in round one at California July 30, 2013

    Carlsbad: Virginie Razzano of France stunned two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the first round of the Southern California Open on Monday. Razzano, who needed a wild card to gain entry to the main draw, is ranked No. 131 in the world. Kuznetsova, who won...
  • Stosur beats Mladenovic to enter French Open third round May 30, 2013

    Paris: Ninth-seeded Sam Stosur beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round of the French Open on Thursday. The former U.S. Open champion saved the only break point she faced, hit 26 winners and broke Mladenovic's serve once in each set. Stosur reached the French Open final three years...
  • Stosur beats Date-Krumm at French Open May 28, 2013

    Paris: Sam Stosur, the 2010 French Open runner-up, waited 2.5 hours to play because of rain, then quickly won her opening match at Roland Garros. The Australian swept the first nine games Tuesday and drubbed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2. Play was delayed at the start on a 55-degree afternoon, and when...
  • Eugenie Bouchard reaches quarters after Sam Stosur withdraws April 5, 2013

    Charleston: Australian tennis player Sam Stosur retired with a calf injury from her third-round match at a WTA tour event here in South Carolina. The third seed on Thursday was trailing Canadian qualifier Eugenie Bouchard by a set and was 0-2 down in the second when she felt she couldn't...
  • Sharapova beats Stosur at WTA Championships October 26, 2012

    Istanbul: Maria Sharapova swept past Sam Stosur 6-0, 6-3 at the WTA Championships on Friday to retain a small chance of finishing the year as the No. 1-ranked player in the world. If Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na in the final match of the day, however, she will be assured...
  • Chang beats Stosur to reach the final of Japan Open November 16, 2012

    Osaka: Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan beat top-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open. The 134th-ranked Chang broke Stosur twice in the opening set. She eliminated three seeded players on the way to her first career WTA Tour final. The...
  • Japan Open: Sam Stosur breezes into the semi-finals November 16, 2012

    Osaka: Top-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia moved into the Japan Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jamie Hampton of the United States on Friday. Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, broke her unseeded opponent's serve seven times in the quarterfinal while never facing a break point herself. Stosur, ranked...
  • Azarenka into semi-final at rain-hit US Open September 5, 2012

    New York: Victoria Azarenka survived a ferocious comeback from defending champion Sam Stosur to reach the US Open semis on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac left tournament organisers scrambling to catch up with the playing schedule. The eagerly anticipated quarter-final match between Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli was postponed...
  • Defending champ Stosur ends Robson's run September 3, 2012

    New York: Defending champion Sam Stosur ended the giant-killing run of 18-year-old Briton Laura Robson with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The Australian came from a break down to win the first set and held off a late fight-back by Robson...
  • Top guns cruise, Clijsters waves good bye November 16, 2012

    New York: British teenager Laura Robson drew the curtain on Kim Clijsters' illustrious singles career on Wednesday by eliminating the former world number one from the US Open as other top guns encountered little resistance. While Victoria Azarenka and David Ferrer cruised to straight-sets victories at Flushing Meadows, Belgian Clijsters had...
  • Radwanska, Stosur, Li enter second round June 25, 2012

    Wimbledon: Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Grand Slam champions Sam Stosur and Li Na won in straight sets on Monday to move into the second round of Wimbledon on a dry opening day at the All England Club. Radwanska, who has twice reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia...
  • Sixth seed Stosur moves into French Open quarters June 4, 2012

    Paris: Someday, maybe soon, a fourth-round exit at a Grand Slam won't feel like such a big success to Sloane Stephens. The unseeded American teenager's best run at a Major came to an end in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to...
  • Stosur, Kuznetsova reach second round in Paris May 28, 2012

    Paris: Major champions Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova quickly made their way into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, both winning in straight sets on the opening day of the clay-court tournament. The sixth-seeded Stosur, who won last year's US Open title and reached the final at Roland...
  • Azarenka's journey back from brink to No. 1 February 18, 2012

    Doha: When top-ranked Victoria Azarenka thinks about her newfound success, she might want to thank Daniela Hantuchova. She was beaten in the first round by the Slovakian at the Qatar Open a year ago, causing a crisis of confidence in the 22-year-old Belarusian. She rushed home, ready to tell her family...