SAMANTHA STOSUR

  • Stosur downs Diyas to take another Osaka title October 12, 2014

    Tokyo: Australia's Samantha Stosur continued her love affair with the Osaka hardcourts by claiming a third Japan Open title after edging Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in Sunday's final. The top seed prevailed 7-6(7) 6-3 over her 20-year-old opponent, who was competing in her first WTA final. The 2011 US Open winner...
  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runnerup Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective firstround opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Thirdseeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 61, 60, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls August 14, 2014

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 76 (7) 76 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford July 29, 2014

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 61, 64 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round. Petkovic dropped serve twice but produced six breaks of her own...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Stosur and Zimonjic claim mixed doubles title July 7, 2014

    Fifteenth seeds Samantha Stosur and Nenad Zimonjic claimed the mixed doubles title with a 64, 62 win against 14th seeds Chan HaoChing of Taiwan and Max Mirnyi of Belarus at Wimbledon on Sunday in the final match of the 2014 championships. For Australian Stosur, who exited the women's single draw in...
  • Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight June 2, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year's losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia's Samantha Stosur 36, 64, 60 into the French Open's quarterfinals on Sunday. The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her...
  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final April 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992, when...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany April 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have met 12...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied to win their secondround matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warmup tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 16, 63, 64 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Simona Halep beats Samantha Stosur to win Tournament of Champions November 4, 2013

    Sofia: Romanian Simona Halep battled back from a set down to beat former US Open champion Samantha Stosur 26, 62, 62 in a thrilling Tournament of Champions final on Sunday to capture her sixth title of the year. Winning the seasonending WTA event at the Armeets Arena in Sofia earned the...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions November 1, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic overcame Sam Stosur 62, 57, 62 on Thursday for her second straight victory in the group stage at the seasonending WTA Tournament of Champions. The twotime tournament winner played very aggressively to win the opening set in just 30 minutes. Stosur then broke Ivanovic's serve in the second...
  • Richard Gasquet, Simona Halep win Kremlin Cup titles October 20, 2013

    Moscow: Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 46, 64, 64 in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup October 19, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and Simona Halep advanced to the final of the Kremlin Cup with straightsets victories Sunday. Stosur proceeded to her second straight final by beating her doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 62, 64, while Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 62, 61 to advance to her fifth final this season. Kuznetsova couldn't...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis October 18, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating former No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic 75, 64. Kuznetsova eliminated secondseeded Roberta Vinci 62, 63. Defending men's champion...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarterfinals October 17, 2013

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straightsets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semifinal. The former topranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 63, 61, while former U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    Moscow: Seventhseeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 63, 61 on Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. "I played really well today and Kaia was a really dangerous opponent,"...
  • Samantha Stosur to face Eugenie Bouchard in Japan Open final October 12, 2013

    Osaka: Samantha Stosur swept past American teenager Madison Keys and into the final of the Japan Open after a powerful performance in Osaka on Saturday. Australian Stosur, the No.3 seed and winner of this tournament four years ago, held all of her service games and gave Keys barely a chance of...
  • Stosur, Keys, Bouchard, Nara in Japan Open semis October 11, 2013

    Osaka: Former champion Samantha Stosur reached the Japan Open semifinals, beating Misaki Doi of Japan 61, 36, 63 on Friday. Awaiting the thirdseeded Stosur on Saturday is American teenager Madison Keys, who advanced to her first WTA semifinals with a 63, 61 victory over China's Zheng Jie. In the other semi,...
  • Stosur reaches Osaka quarters, Lisicki injured October 10, 2013

    Osaka: Samantha Stosur beat Belinda Bencic 64, 62 at the Japan Open on Wednesday and became the highest remaining seed after Wimbledon runnerup Sabine Lisicki withdrew hurt. No. 2seeded Lisicki hurt her left hip, and pulled out from her scheduled secondround match with Polana Hercog, who advanced to a quarterfinal with...
  • Stosur reaches Osaka quarters, Lisicki injured October 9, 2013

    Osaka: Samantha Stosur beat Swiss qualifier Belinda Bencic 64, 62 at the Japan Open on Wednesday and became the highest remaining seed after Wimbledon runnerup Sabine Lisicki withdrew hurt. No. 2seeded Lisicki hurt her left hip, and pulled out from her scheduled secondround match with Polana Hercog of Slovenia. Hercog advanced...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches Japan Open quarters October 9, 2013

    Osaka: Thirdseeded Samantha Stosur beat Swiss qualifier Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 64, 62 at the Japan Open on Wednesday to reach her first quarterfinal since her title run in Carlsbad in August. Stosur lost serve twice but broke Bencic five times and will next face either Kimiko DateKrumm or Misaki Doi....
  • Samantha Stosur beats Johanna Larsson at Japan Women's Open October 7, 2013

    Osaka: Thirdseeded Samantha Stosur of Australia defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 64, 62 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Women's Open. In other firstround matches, seventhseeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico beat defending champion Heather Watson of Britain 64, 64. Fifthseeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada beat Varvara...
  • Federer and Djokovic cruise, Stosur stunned at US Open August 28, 2013

    New York: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic blasted their way into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday with ruthless efficiency, crushing their hapless opponents in straight sets on an action-packed second day at Flushing Meadows. Defying the sceptics who had dismissed his chances of winning a sixth title...
  • Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup August 20, 2013

    Perth: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14year title drought at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament. Stosur will play the event for the first time since 2010, while Tomic returns after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic...
  • Australia's Samantha Stosur splits with coach August 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia's Sam Stosur has split with her longtime coach David Taylor, the former US Open champion said on Saturday. Taylor oversaw Stosur's transformation from a doubles specialist into a formidable singles player after teaming up with the Australian during her comeback from the tickborne Lyme disease which sidelined her for...
  • Big names begin final US Open tuneup in Cincinnati August 13, 2013

    Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur continued her buildup to the season's final grand slam with a convincing 61, 75 win over Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in first round action at the Western and Southern Open on Monday. The Australian 11th seed is among a host of formergrand slam winners making...
  • Sam Stosur, Venus Williams advance to 2nd round in Ohio August 13, 2013

    Mason: Former US Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 61, 75 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday. Stosur, who won the 2011 US Open, lost in the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week after...
  • Samantha Stosur beats Victoria Azarenka to win Carlsbad Open August 5, 2013

    California: Sam Stosur won the Southern California Open on Sunday for her first title in nearly two years, beating topseeded Victoria Azarenka 62, 63. The fifthseeded Stosur of Australia had lost all of her previous eight matches against Azarenka, winning only two sets. The win was Stosur's fourth career singles...
  • Victoria Azarenka to meet Samantha Stosur in Carlsbad final August 4, 2013

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Victoria Azarenka overcame a lapse of concentration to defeat Ana Ivanovic 60, 46, 63 and reach the final of the Carlsbad Open on Saturday. Playing in her first tournament since suffering knee and hip injuries at Wimbledon, the Belarussian dug herself out of a secondset hole to...
  • World no. 83 Govortsova upsets Samantha Stosur in Stanford July 24, 2013

    Stanford: Olga Govortsova figured a few extra matches the past week led to an extra special win. Ranked 83rd in the world, Govortsova ended a frustrating streak with a convincing 62, 64 victory over No. 2 seed Samantha Stosur in the second round at the Bank of the West Classic...