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Former US Open Champion Stosur To Retire After Australian Open | Tennis Information

Samantha Stosur to retire after Australian Open 2023© AFP

Veteran Sam Stosur mentioned Sunday that the Australian Open can be her last event, ending a 23-year profession through which she received a singles Grand Slam title and 7 others in doubles. The 38-year-old Australian’s best second got here when she defeated Serena Williams to win the singles crown on the 2011 US Open, which she described as “the head” of her profession. This week will mark her twenty first Australian Open.

“That was actually a dream of mine to realize that, and I did,” she advised reporters of her Flushing Meadows triumph. “That is a second I will always remember.

“I am very lucky that I’ve so many nice recollections, yeah, from the game, profitable, dropping, travelling, on and off the court docket,” she added at Melbourne Park, the place she’s going to play within the doubles with France’s Alize Cornet.

Stosur reached a career-high rating of 4 on the planet in singles and one in doubles after making her Grand Slam debut on the 2002 Australian Open.

She received 4 Grand Slam girls’s doubles titles, most just lately on the 2021 US Open alongside China’s Zhang Shuai, and three blended doubles titles.

“I did not know what I may do,” she mentioned, trying again to her skilled debut greater than twenty years in the past.

“I dreamt what I wish to do and I actually achieved that and far more than what I may have ever imagined. So I can stroll away being very proud.”

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