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Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open

PARIS (AP) Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title. The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Sharapova advanced to a third-round match against 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur. The Australian...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stosur wins first title this year in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year. The 26th-ranked Stosur, a former French Open runner-up, is returning to form after reuniting last month with former coach David Taylor. Before Strasbourg, where she won a seventh career...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stosur defeats Stephens to reach final in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday. Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros. Next up for Stosur will be Kristina Mladenovic, who...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top seed Keys withdraws from Strasbourg; Stephens into semis

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys withdrew from the Strasbourg International on Thursday because of an elbow injury, giving French player Kristina Mladenovic a walkover into the semifinals. Keys, who rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) on Wednesday, pulled out as a precautionary measure ahead of the French Open...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to face Tomljanovic in Strasbourg International quarters

STRASBOURG, France -- Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday. Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. Also, Sloane Stephens lost only five points on her first serve...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Strasbourg International quarterfinals

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday. Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. Also, Sloane Stephens lost only five points on her first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Australia, a losing semifinalist last year, suffered a setback before the tie even started when former U.S. Open champion Stosur pulled...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Samantha Stosur

What’s your favorite cell phone app right now? I just seem to be using the WhatsApp one a lot and the Go Pro App.  What’s that?  You can link your camera and sync it through WiFi.  Have you ever heard the term binge-watching?  No.  It’s when you watch a show for several hours at a time. I haven’t done that. If you weren’t a tennis player, what would be your...
Via Onthegotennis
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki beats Stosur in 3 to advance in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Caroline Wozniacki served for the match three times before finally beating Samantha Stosur 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third-seeded Dane led 5-2 in the third set but struggled to close it out. ''They do say third time lucky, right?'' Wozniacki said. ''I was hoping for that.'' Wozniacki has been...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany beats Australia to reach Fed Cup semifinals

  Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber both won Sunday for Germany to advance to the Fed Cup semifinals at Australia's expense with an insurmountable 3-1 lead in their World Group tie. Petkovic defeated Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 in just under two hours to set up a semifinal against Russia, which defeated Poland in Krakow. Earlier, Kerber needed 1 hour, 27 minutes to beat Australian...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Samantha Stosur – The Tim Tebow of Women’s Tennis

  Australian Samantha Stosur was knocked out of the Australian Open today, but she became famous around the world as the muscular women’s tennis player who has a sculpted upper body. Stosur, 30, isn’t new to the WTA. She has six career tour titles and won the 2011 U.S. Open. But it was the above photo from Getty photographer Cameron Spencer that put Stosur on the Internet’s...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki out of Sydney International with wrist injury

SYDNEY (AP) Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open preparations took a hit on Monday when she was forced to withdraw from her first-round match at the Sydney International with a wrist injury. Wozniacki had dropped the first set to Barbora Zahlavova Styrcova of the Czech Republic 6-4 and was tied at 1-1 in the second set when she walked to the net and indicated she couldn't continue...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur survives first-round marathon match in Sydney

  Australia's Samantha Stosur overcame her home-crowd jitters to rally for a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 win over Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Sydney International on Monday. Stosur has long struggled to match her other Grand Slam results -- including a win at the 2011 U.S. Open -- at her home major, the Australian Open, as well as other tournaments Down Under. Last week, she...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stosur prevails in 1st round marathon match in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Australia's Samantha Stosur overcame her home-crowd jitters to rally for a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 win over Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Sydney International on Monday. Stosur has long struggled to match her other Grand Slam results - including a win at the 2011 U.S. Open - at her home major, the Australian Open, as well as other tournaments Down Under. Last week...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at Tournament of Champions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. The WTA's rising star from Spain, who replaced the injured Samantha Stosur, needed just 69 minutes to cruise past the Russian favorite. ''She played very aggressive...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Muguruza beats Makarova at WTA Tournament of Champions

  Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. The WTA's rising star from Spain, who replaced the injured Samantha Stosur, needed just 69 minutes to cruise past the Russian favorite. In the Sredets group, Andrea Petkovic of...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur reaches semifinals at Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open by beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-1 Friday. Stosur, a two-time champion in Osaka, had nine aces. She will next face third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who beat Lauren Davis of United States 6-2, 6-4. American teenager Madison Keys, one of the favorites for...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan Women's Open: Stosur advances as Gajdosova retires with injury

OSAKA, Japan -- Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when Jarmila Gajdosova retired with an injury while training 7-6 (4), 1-0. The top-seeded Stosur will next face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Also, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-0, 6-1, Lauren Davis of the United States defeated Japanese...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur advances at Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when Jarmila Gajdosova retired with an injury while training 7-6 (4), 1-0. The top-seeded Stosur will next face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Also, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-0, 6-1, Lauren Davis of the United States defeated...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams out of China Open with injury

BEIJING (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury. The top-ranked Williams had been due to face Australian Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals on Friday. Playing with strapping on her knee, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in the third round Thursday evening and then skipped her post-match press conference because...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wang reaches semifinals at Guangzhou Open

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Chinese wild-card entry Yafan Wang advanced to the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open by beating Kai-Lin Zhang 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday. Wang had eliminated top-seeded Samantha Stosur in the first round and will next face Monica Niculescu in the semifinals. Niculescu has yet to drop a set in the tournament, and beat Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card Wang Yafan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Stosur won only two of her 11 break points, while Wang, ranked 251st, 231 spots below Stosur, took four of her six chances. Also ousted were No. 3 Sloane...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former champ Samantha Stosur out at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open. The 24th-seeded Australian lost to Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the second round Thursday. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open title, holds the distinction as the last woman to beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows. Williams has won the past two titles and on Thursday extended her winning streak at the...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Loves The Chase

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – A finalist last year, Serena Williams made a successful, but tense debut at the 2014 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. With a slight edge in two tie-breaks, she defeated Australia’s Samantha Stosur: 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7). “It’s been really good to play such close matches and then come out on top even though I’m defeated and then down....
Via Onthegotennis
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Week 1 Review: The Top 10 WTA Stories

The first week of a major typically concerns the undercard matchups and the floaters in the draw, the players who unexpectedly reach the second week. However, whenever a big name in the sport is knocked out of the bracket, that’s a headline development, and at the women’s Roland Garros tournament, we saw a number of highly-seeded casualties. The past week of results has paved...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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