Posted August 27, 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)
Defending U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur says she's never done a biceps curl in her life. Yet the 28-year-old Australian with the impressive arms is among the fittest women on the WTA tour. After overcoming Lyme disease and viral meningitis during a 10-month layoff in 2007-08, she focused on fitness in her return to tennis. She switched from a successful doubles career (23 titles, 4 majors) to singles and won her first Grand Slam title last year by dominating Serena Williams in 73 minutes at Flushing Meadows. The self-described ''foodie'' loves Japanese cuisine and admired Steffi Graf while growing in Adelaide. The snorkeling buff who doesn't like to fly prefers running on the beach or boxing in the parks Down Under to stay fit. Otherwise, Stosur is based in Tampa, Fla., where last week she practiced for three days in 90-degree heat to prepare for Monday's start of the U.S. Open. Stosur shares her workout regime, favorite foods and how to perfect that nasty kick serve. --- ...
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