Born in Australia, Brisbane, March 30, 1984, playing tennis professionally since 1999, Sam is one of the strongest players of the international scene.
Her first successes date back to 2001 when she won three ITF tournaments in Japan and one in Australia.
In 2002 thanks to a wild card granted to her by the Fed Samantha makes her debut at the Australian Open.
In 2004 she reached the semifinals at the Australian Women's Hardcourt before representing her country at the Athens Olympics.
In 2005, teaming with Lisa Raymond, Samantha won the women's doubles at the U.S. Open. She has reached two singles finals; one at the WTA tournament in Sydney and the other at the Australian Women's Hardcourt tournament. She also won 7 doubles tournaments ending the year ranked among the top 100 in singles and No. 2 in doubles.
In 2006 saw Samantha reach the fourth round at the Australian Open and her third WTA final in Prague. In New Haven she reached the semifinals. In doubles, again with Lisa Raymond, she won the Roland Garros and reached the final of the Australian Open. Samantha ended the year as No. 1 in doubles and ranked 29th in singles.
In 2007, Samantha loses in third round of Roland Garros and Wimbledon and second at the Australian Open.
An accident in 2008, denied Samantha the participation at the Australian Open. However, she reached the second round at Roland Garros and at Wimbledon and lost in the final set in Seoul Tournament.
Samantha came back in 2009 and reached the third round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Unfortunately she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals at Roland Garros, who then went on to win the tournament. However she won her first WTA tournament, defeating Francesca Schiavone in Osaka and only just missed out in the final in Los Angeles to Flavia Pennetta. In the women's doubles event at Wimbledon Samantha came once again in the final with her partner Rennae Stubbs.
In 2010 Samantha made it to the semis at Indian Wells and the quarters in Miami before triumphing in Charleston to add a second WTA singles title to her collection. Stosur was a finalist at her next event in Stuttgart – falling to Justine Henin – and a quarterfinalist in Madrid as she prepared for Roland Garros Samantha finished her year at the WTA Tour Championships in Qatar, where she was a semifinalist. She was also awarded with the WTA’s Diamond ACES Award for 2010, recognising Stosur’s tireless efforts in promoting tennis to fans, media, and local communities.
On February 21, 2011 Samantha obtained her best-ranking in singles: the new number 4. She reached the final at the Internazionali d'Italy. In the doubles at Wimbledon she lost in the final for the third time, with the third different partner, Sabine Lisicki.
The September 11, 2011 she won his first Grand Slam title, the U.S. Open, defeating the idol 6-2 6-3 Serena Williams.
Going into 2012 Samantha reached the final of the Qatar Open and already has a packed schedule ahead of her for the year.
Check out her blog for the latest tournaments, results and information on how Samantha is doing: www.samstosur.com
See the latest ASICS tennis shoes and apparel which Samantha continues to wear through her European events here: www.asics.co.uk/tennis/products