Australian Professional tennis player Samantha Stosur was former No 1 in doubles and no 4 in singles. She is also the winner of the US Open championship, 25 WTA, and 11 ITF titles.
Stosur won the 2011 US open after defeating Former No 1 Serena Williams in the final and became the only Australian after Evonne Goolagong Cawley to win the Grand slam.
Who Is Samantha Stosur’s Partner?
The Australian tennis player might be Lesbian, but it is yet to get verification. She was previously with her fellow doubles partner Lisa Raymond.
Their pair made several victories for the Australian team, and they share a cordial relationship. Moreover, Lisa had relation with her ex-double partner, Rennie stubs, who was lesbian.
Samantha Stosur Net Worth
Samantha has a fortune of $18 million as of 2019. She accumulates most of her wealth from her professional career as a tennis player. Until 2017 her net worth was around $15 million. Likewise, her earning in 2017 was $47,00,000 and $7,01,050 in 2018.
Apart from her profession as a player, Samantha also earns through endorsing brands. Currently, she supports brands like elephants, ASICS clothing, Lacoste, Babolat racquets.
Additionally, she bought a house worth $50,500 in Benowa. Since Wimbledon does not offer a fixed salary, most of her earnings come from participating in tennis events.
Early Days Of Samantha Stosur
Samantha was born on 30 March 1984, Brisbane, Queensland. Her parent’s names are Tony and Diane, and she also has two brothers, Dominic and Daniel. She is of Polish descent through her grandfather.
Soon after, her brother realized she had an above-average ability in tennis and convinced their parents to let her pursue her career as a full-time tennis player. Her parents found a coach for her to help in training.
Then after a year of training and hard work, she went to Jakarta, Indonesia, to compete in World youth. At the age of 14, she joined Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) under Geoff Masters, and in 2001, when she was 16, Sam joined the Australian Institute of Sport tennis program.
Along with her coach Craig Morris, she formed a successful partnership on the WTA Tour. She was helped a lot in her career development by Craig both on the court and off the court until they both remained close friends.
Professional Career Of Samantha Stosur
Samantha played her professional tennis in 1999 on the ITF women’s circuit and made her Australian Open debut but lost in her opening match before winning four straight ITF titles.
Later in 2000, along with her American partner Lisa Raymond, she won seven WTA doubles titles, including the US Open, the Kremlin Cup, and the WTA Championship. That year she finished 46 in singles and 2 in double.
Then in 2006, Stosur and her fellow partner won straight matches, due to which she achieved career highest ranking of 30. Australian tennis star finished the year with WTA championship ranking no1 spot in double and no 9 in single.
The year 2007 was going well for her since she and Lisa defended their title, but after the french open, she was infected by Lyme disease, due to which she didn’t play further that year. In 2008 when she returned from her illness, they lost to the Williams sisters in the final of Wimbledon.
She reached to top 10 positions in 2010 and also got her first grand slam semifinal. She achieved a top position as the only player to beat both current no1 Serena Williams and Woznica. Samantha also earned the best percentage of points on the second serve among her peers.
Later in 2011, she won her first major title at US open and career-high ranking. The right-handed player also beat world no 2 Maria Sharapova in straight sets, considering that was the only time she hit her first time in 11 matches.
The following year she struggled with form but won the second mixed double title, 500th career win in 2015, another grand slam semifinal in 2016, ninth WTA title in 2017, first double title in 2018, and Australian open double 2019.
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