Samantha Stosur Wins Inaugural Newcombe Medal As Australia’s Best Tennis Player

Samantha Stosur

And well deserved it was.  The 2010 Roland Garros finalist has transformed herself from a doubles threat to a double threat, being equally, if not moreso, feared as a singles player.  I saw her destroy Vera Zvonareva earlier in 2010 to win the Family Circle Cup.  The score was 6-0 6-3, but anybody who saw it knows it wasn’t even that close.

She beat two #1s, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki and was up a break in the third set in a US Open quarterfinal match with Kim Clijsters before eventually losing to the eventual tournament champion.  She also continued to be a great doubles player, finishing as a runner-up at Indian Wells and Miami with playing partner Nadia Petrova.

Samantha Stosur

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