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TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Samantha Stosur of Australia talks to the media during "all access hour" during day one of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Ariake Colosseum on September 23, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Samantha Jane “Sam” Stosur (/ˈstsə/ STOE-ser; born 30 March 1984) is an Australian professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks, and a former World No. 4 in singles.

Stosur won the 2011 US Open, defeating Serena Williams in the final and becoming the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.  Stosur has won five other Grand Slam titles to date: the 2005 US Open and 2006 French Open in women’s doubles; and the 2005 Australian Open, 2008 and 2014 Wimbledon Championships in mixed doubles.

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She was also the runner-up of the singles event at the 2010 French Open, defeating four-time champion Justine Henin, World No. 1 Serena Williams, and World No. 4 Jelena Janković en route to the final.

Early life

Stosur was born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of Tony and Diane, and has two brothers, Dominic and Daniel.  She is of Polish descent through her grandfather.  When she was six, the family house and business on the Gold Coast was destroyed by a flood, and the family moved to Adelaide.  There she started playing tennis, when she was given a racquet for Christmas at the age of eight. While her parents worked long hours at the cafe they had started, Stosur played at local courts with older brother Daniel, who later encouraged their parents to take her to tennis lessons.  Her family returned to the Gold Coast when Stosur was 11 years of age.  She attended Helensvale State High School on the Gold Coast and Gaven State School.  She went away on her first overseas trip at the age of 13, competing in the World Youth Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia.

At the age of 14, Stosur joined the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) under Geoff Masters. In 2001, when she was 16, she joined the Australian Institute of Sport tennis program.

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TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Samantha Stosur of Australia talks to the media during "all access hour" during day one of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Ariake Colosseum on September 23, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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