Samantha Stosur is a 34 years old Australian tennis player who ranked as the No. 1 Australian player for 450 consecutive weeks. She is also a former world champion who was ranked in no#1 in doubles and no#4 in singles. Samantha won the US Open in the year 2011 after beating then champion, Serena Williams.
Samantha Stosur's early age
Samantha Stosur was born as Samantha Jane Stosur on 30th March 1984, to father, Tony, and mother, Diane. She grew up along with her siblings, Dominic, and Daniel in Brisbane, Queensland. Regarding her ethnicity, she is white and holds an Australian Nationality.
As a child, Samantha Stosur was enrolled at Gaven State School and Helensvale State High School. She attended Queensland Academy of Sport under Geoff Masters at the age of 14, and at the age of 16, Samantha joined the Australian Institute of Sports tennis program.
Samantha Stosur's career
After getting training from the Queensland Academy and Australian Institute of Sport, Samantha played her first professional tennis in 1999 on the ITF women's circuit. She made her debut on the WTA tour in 2000. She won her first WTA singles match in 2003.
She won the 2011 US Open and became the first Australian women since 1980 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament, defeating Serena Williams, mother of Olympia. Besides, She also won Wimbledon Championship in 2008, and Wimbledon Championships in mixed doubles in 2014.
The Australian tennis player has also faced Maria Sharapova many times during which Sharapova won Samantha Stours by 15-2.
Samantha Stosur's personal life
Samantha Stosur's muscular arms, biceps, and muscular body have raised several questions pointing towards her sexuality. Further, she hasn't been seen with any men so far but is a close friend of Lisa Raymond who is also a tennis player and an openly lesbian.
Lisa and Samantha's closeness has created an illusion among her fans and has generated rumors that they are dating each other. However, the rumor has not yet been verified. Apart from these rumors, the is no reported affairs or relationship regarding Samantha Stosur.