Posted January 14, 2012 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand in her third round match against Alberta Brianti of Italy during day six of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Samantha Stosur comes into the Australian Open as the most recent winner of a Grand Slam singles title - her victory over Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. Whether she gets that far at Melbourne Park may depend - to a degree - on an Australian Institute of Sport psychologist who has been working with the home crowd-stressed Stosur for the past 10 months. Stosur beat Williams last September to become the first Australian woman to win a singles major in more than 30 years. She'd lost the 2010 French Open final to Francescia Schiavone. In her home Grand Slam, her best finish in nine appearances at Melbourne Park has been the fourth round - she has twice lost in the first round. As if to underline her problems in dealing with the pressure of playing in Australia, Stosur lost in the second round two weeks ago in her home Brisbane tournament, then was out in the first round after losing to Schiavone at the Sydney International. The psychologist is Ruth Anderson, and she's very much a...
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