Samantha Stosur, the right-handed tennis player from Australia is currently grabbing headlines at the French Open.
Sam Stosur was born on March 30, 1984 in Brisbane, Australia. She is the daughter of Tony; mother is Dianne; brothers are Daniel, Dominic.
Her love for the sport was sparked after a friend introduced her to tennis at age 8; got a racquet for Christmas and started hitting with brother Daniel, loved it from the first time.
She quickly showed an above-average ability and was off to her first overseas tournament at age 13. The following year 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’s tennis program.
Her first big break came at Australian Open 2006 when she reached the fourth round – her best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament up until that point. Solid results took her to a then career-high No.27 in January 2007.
She became world No.1 in February 2006 after claiming a series of titles with doubles partner Lisa Raymond. The Australian–American duo won the US Open in 2005, were runners up at Australian Open 2006 and won the French Open in 2006.
Unfortunately she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2007. She made her return in 2008.
2009 was a good year for the tennis player, she became renowned for her serve, which is now considered one of the best on the women’s tour. Not long after, Stosur rose to No.5 (July 2010) to post her latest career-high ranking.
Stosur is self-described as happy, easy-going. She enjoys simple pleasures like going to the beach, swimming in the sea, hanging out with friends, surfing and listening to music. According to her bio, she idolized Steffi Graf while growing up. Her favorite tournament is Charleston.
Sam also enjoys other sporty activities such as snorkeling and cycling.
Sam Stosur hasn’t been very open about her romantic choices. She has never publicly admitted to being gay.
Besides, its kind of obvious to say she is not the girly girl type of gal. The athlete doesn’t wear much make up ever, and her tomboyish demeanor hints she might enjoy the company of the ladies instead of the men’s.
That being said, the next obvious question would be, who is the lucky woman dating Samantha Stosur? From her Instagram account we can tell she has a pretty active social life, but doesn’t hint whether she is or not in a current romantic relationship with a special someone.
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