Samantha Stosur: Australian Tennis Player

May 30, 2009

Meet Samantha Stosur, an Australian tennis player. See photos, video and read a biography of Samantha here.

Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur

Austrailian tennis player Samantha Stosur is in the news today, as she beat out fourth seed Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, in the third round of the French Open Saturday.

Currently ranked 30th, she is thrilled to be heading into the fourth round, the farthest she has gone in a Major.

“As that match went on today I knew I could get there because I was playing (well) enough and was handling the conditions and everything maybe a little bit better than her,” Stosur said.

With Stosur’s win, she is the last Aussie left competing in the French Open. She will next meet France’s Virginie Razzano, who beat out Tathiana Garbin of Italy.

Samantha Stosur Biography

As a biography, Samantha Stosur is 25 years of age. She was born in March of 1984 in Australia. Her parents are Tony and Diane Stosur, and Dominic and Daniel are her brothers. She stands 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

When she was six years old, her Gold Coast home was damaged by a flood, and the family moved to Adelaide. It was there that she began playing tennis, after she received a tennis racket as a Christmas gift. She started playing with her brother Daniel, and it was he who told his parents that she should take tennis lessons.

Stosur turned professional in 1999 on the ITF circuit. You can check out her singles and doubles grand slam results over the years here. In her career, she has won $3,350,536.

See more Samantha Stosur photos and video below.

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Samantha Stosur Pictures

Samantha Stosur Video

Photos: Gilbert

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