Sam Stosur started playing tennis when she was eight years old, courtesy to a friend’s suggestion. Her WTA debut was also to be her first Grand Slam, the 2000 Australian Open.
However, it took four years to break into the world’s top 100 but once there she cracked the top 50 within 12 months.
She was initially considered to be a Doubles expert, having partnered American Lisa Raymond to clinch her first two Doubles titles on Tour in 2005 and adding the US Open crown the same year.
Yet Stosur is more focused on Singles tennis, having won the 2011 US Open with a memorable victory over American ace Serena Williams in the final.
She has been a top 10 fixture for years but following her 3rd Round exit at the 2013 French Open will be out of the top 10 for the first time since 2011, so keen to generate world ranking points during the short grass court season.