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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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4 hours ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former U.S. Open Champ Tries to Recapture Form at Connecticut Open

#453783546 / gettyimages.com   By Jack Cunniff (August 18, 2014) NEW HAVEN – It has been a tough summer for Samantha Stosur. The Australian, who won the U.S. Open Ladies Singles Championship in 2011, suffered three straight opening round losses in Eastbourne, Wimbledon, and Stanford. The loss in Stanford was a low point, as she fell to a Japanese qualifier, Naomi Osaka, who was...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur is still as jacked as ever

Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday with a win over Dominika Cibulkova. She also reminded all those in attendance and watching the match at home that she can still bench press more than you. As LB pointed out a long, long time ago, Stosur is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Australia blanks Russia to end 2 decades out of semis

Samantha Stosur beat Victoria Kan 6-2 6-3 Sunday to give Australia a winning 3-0 lead over Russia in their Fed Cup World Group tie, lifting the Australians into the semifinals for the first time in 20 years. Stosur, the world No. 16 and former US Open champion, had too much power for 158th-ranked Kan, winning 24 of 25 points on first serve. Russia altered its lineup to send the...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Power in Pink: Samantha Stosur to wear new ASICS tennis at the Australian Open.

Bubble gum to roses, a girl's love of pink just grows more sophisticated. Sam Stosur will wear it at the Australian Open in its most powerful glory. Above, her new tennis dress by ASICS. It offers seamless design and slim fit in an all performance fabrication. A racerback provides for free range of motion. Pretty ehh? Added are a lightweight ASICS Shield Visor and Gel-Resolution...
Via Tennis Identity
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stosur, del Potro advance after tough wins in Aussie Open warmups

Former U.S. Open champions Juan Martin del Potro and Samantha Stosur rallied to win their second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and eked out a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7) win over Kristina Mladenovic at the Hobart International...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Halep wins Tournament of Champions

Simona Halep of Romania won the season-ending Tournament of Champions on Sunday, defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for her sixth career title. After trading sets, Halep trailed 2-1 in the decider but broke serve twice to win the last five games. Halep repeatedly moved Stosur into the corners and finished off several points with perfect shots down the line. Halep...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep and Stosur to Meet in WTA Tournament of Champions Final

Samantha Stosur (November 2, 2013) For the second time in three weeks Sam Stosur and Simona Halep will square off in a final, the WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sunday. Halep bested Stosur in last month’s Kremlin Cup. No. 1 seed Halep rallioed in three sets to stop Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-1, 6-3,  with Halep winning the last six games, while No. 4 seed Stosur stopped...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep, Stosur, win in straight sets

Simona Halep, Samantha Stosur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova were straight-sets winners at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. Top-seeded Halep beat seventh-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-4, with a second consecutive round-robin win in the Serdika group to ease her way to the semifinals. The Romanian's last match of the group stage will be against...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivanovic, Stosur to semis in Sofia

Ana Ivanovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the third set to lose 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to Elena Vesnina in their last group match at the season-ending Tournament of Champions, but still advanced to the semifinals at the expense of her opponent. Samantha Stosur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova also secured spots in the semis, joining already qualified Simona Halep. Vesnina's victory meant both...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur and Ivanovic Among Field for WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria

(October 22, 2013) SOFIA, BULGARIA – Four of the world’s Top 20 ranked women, including former world No.1 and 2008 Roland Garros champion Ana Ivanovic and 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur will be among the eight-player field competing at the $750,000 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions, to be staged in Bulgaria’s capital city from October 29–November 3, 2013. This...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Halep claims Kremlin Cup title

Simona Halep claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the final of the Kremlin Cup Sunday. The 18th-ranked Halep, who dropped only one set in four final appearances since winning her maiden title in Nurnberg, Germany, in June, constantly trapped Stosur in the corners and beat the former U.S. Open champion with precise crosses and shots down...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur, Seppi reach Kremlin Cup semis

Samantha Stosur extended her unbeaten run by defeating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4 Friday to reach the Kremlin Cup semifinals. In a rematch of last year's three-set semifinal between the former Grand Slam champions, Ivanovic took a 3-0 lead but Stosur broke back twice to win the opener. An early break in the second set was enough for the Australian to finish off the former top-ranked...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup

Samantha Stosur advanced to her second straight final by beating her doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup Saturday. Kuznetsova couldn't hold serve once in the first set, winning just six of 23 points when serving, while Stosur was broken twice as well. Stosur took a 5-1 lead in the second but then failed to serve out the match twice...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur, Kuznertsova advance

Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. ''Kaia was a really dangerous opponent,'' Stosur said. ''I really tried to start the match well, on top.'' A finalist last year...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Moscow quarters

Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur made the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semifinal. The former top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-1, while 2011 U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven matches by beating Alize Cornet of France...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur through to Moscow 2nd round

Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. A runner-up her last season, Stosur will next play Alize Cornet. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Samantha Stosur Rallies to Win Japan Open

(October 13, 2013) Australia’s Samantha Stosur rallied past rising Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to claim her second Japan Open title. Stosur won the tournament also in 2009. For Stosur it’s her fifth career WTA title and second of the season, also having also won at Carlsbad.  It marks the first time in […]
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur to Face Bouchard in Osaka Final

(October 12, 2013) Samantha Stosur will face off against Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday. Stosur routed American teen Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 while 19-year-old Bouchard dominated Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first WTA final. HP OPEN Osaka, Japan October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – […]
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur, Bouchard in Japan Open final

Samantha Stosur of Australia swept past American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open. She will face another teenager on Sunday, after 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Canada beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career WTA tour final. The third-seeded Stosur was never broken against the 18-year-old Keys and clinched...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur Reaches Osaka Semis

  HP OPEN Osaka, Japan October 7-13, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, October 11, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 36 63 (5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. (Q) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 26 64 61 (6) Madison Keys (USA) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 61 (WC) Kurumi […]
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur advances to Japan Open semis

Former champion Samantha Stosur reached the Japan Open semifinals, beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday. Awaiting the third-seeded Stosur on Saturday is American teenager Madison Keys, who advanced to her first WTA semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over China's Zheng Jie. In the other semi, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard faces Japan's Kurumi Nara. Stosur...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Stosur reaches Japan Open quarters

Third-seeded Samantha Stosur beat Swiss qualifier Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 6-2 at the Japan Open on Wednesday to reach her first quarterfinals since her title run in Carlsbad in August. Stosur lost serve twice but broke Bencic five times and will next face either Kimiko Date-Krumm or Misaki Doi. Stosur won in Osaka in 2009 and was runner-up in 2011 and a semifinalist...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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