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Samantha Stosur
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Nickname(s) Sam, Sammy
Country  Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Date of birth 30 March 1984 (1984-03-30) (age 25)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in))
Weight 65 kg (140 lb; 10.2 st)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $4,282,810
Singles
Career record 265–206
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 10 (March 22, 2010)
Current ranking No. 10 (March 22, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4R (2006, 2010)
French Open SF (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2009)
US Open 2R (2004, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 311–139
Career titles 22 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (6 February 2006)
Australian Open F (2006)
French Open W (2006)
Wimbledon F (2008, 2009)
US Open W (2005)
Major doubles tournaments
WTA Championships W (2005, 2006)
Olympic Games 2R (2008)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles 2
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open W (2005)
Wimbledon W (2008)
Last updated on: January 23, 2010.

Samantha Jane Stosur (born 30 March 1984 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 on WTA Tour in doubles, together with Lisa Raymond from the United States. As of February 1, 2010, Stosur is ranked No. 11 in singles and No. 7 in doubles by the WTA.

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Biography

Samantha Stosur is the daughter of Tony and Diane and has two brothers, Dominic and Daniel.[1] At the age of six her house in Gold Coast was destroyed by a flood, causing her family to move to Adelaide.[2] There she started playing tennis, when she was given a racquet for Christmas at the age of eight. While her parents worked long hours at the cafe they had started up, Stosur played at local courts with older brother Daniel, who later encouraged their parents to take her to tennis lessons.[3]

She went away on her first overseas trip at the age of 13, competing in the World Youth Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia.

At 14 she joined the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) under Geoff Masters and in 2001, when she was 16, Stosur joined the Australian Institute of Sport tennis program.[1]

Tennis career

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Early career

Stosur first played professional tennis in 1999 on the ITF circuit. She debuted on the Women's Tennis Association tour in 2000, losing in the first qualifying round of the Australian Open. In 2001 she won four straight ITF titles. In 2002 she lost in the first round at the Gold Coast event.

In 2003 Stosur won her first WTA singles matches, reaching the third round of the Australian Open. She lost in the third round to No. 7 seed, Daniela Hantuchová. She also qualified for a WTA event in Memphis.

In 2004 Stosur reached the semifinals of the Gold Coast event, before falling to Ai Sugiyama. The next week she reached the second round of the WTA tournament in Hobart, then the second round of the Australian Open. She later qualified for WTA events in Acapulco, Indian Wells, Vienna and Birmingham. Stosur competed at the Athens Olympics, where she lost in the first round. She continued to play WTA qualifying events, qualifying for the Japan Open and Bali in the autumn of 2004. At the end of the 2004 season, Stosur reached the doubles final in Quebéc City, partnered with Els Callens from Belgium.

2005

In 2005 Stosur reached her first WTA tour final at her home event in Gold Coast, losing to Patty Schnyder. She was runner-up at the Sydney event, defeating by walkover the world's No 1 ranked player Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinal and Elena Dementieva in the semifinal before losing to fellow Australian Alicia Molik, and won her first doubles title partnering Australian Bryanne Stewart at the same tournament. Stosur lost to World no. 2 Amélie Mauresmo in the first round of the Australian Open, but won the mixed doubles title with Scott Draper over Liezel Huber and Kevin Ullyett.

In July she teamed up with American Lisa Raymond, winning seven WTA doubles titles until the end of the year, including the U.S. Open, the Kremlin Cup and the WTA Tour Championships. Stosur finished the year ranked #46 in singles and #2 in doubles.

2006

In 2006 Stosur represented Australia alongside Todd Reid at the Hopman Cup, winning all of her singles matches. She then lost in the first round at Sydney, in three sets, to Czech Nicole Vaidišová.

At the Australian Open, Stosur made it to the fourth round in singles, falling to Martina Hingis. She and Lisa Raymond also made it to the Women's Doubles final, being defeated by Chinese duo Yan Zi and Zheng Jie.

In doubles, after losing at the Australian Open, Stosur and Raymond won 18 straight matches, winning titles in Tokyo, Memphis, Indian Wells and Miami. They also won in Charleston, at the French Open and the WTA Tour Championships.

On 28 August, Stosur achieved a career-high ranking of number 30, after reaching the semifinals at New Haven, where she lost to Lindsay Davenport in two tiebreakers. She finished off the year winning the doubles title at the WTA Tour Championships in Madrid, ranked #1 in doubles and a career-high #29 in singles.

2007

Stosur and Lisa Raymond successfully defended their doubles titles in Tokyo, Indian Wells and Miami. The pair also won the German Open in Berlin. In singles, Stosur reached three quarterfinals, at Gold Coast, Tokyo and Memphis. In Rome, she defeated #1 seed Amélie Mauresmo in the second round, saving 2 match points, before losing to Patty Schnyder in the following round.

After the French Open, Stosur started showing symptoms of what would only after months be diagnosed as Lyme disease, an infection transmitted by the bite of ticks. By then her form had slumped. She lost in the second round at Wimbledon, withdrew from many tournaments on the US hardcourt circuit and lost in the first round of the U.S. Open, where she was seeded 29th, to the then ranked #96 Alizé Cornet of France. Stosur did not play any more tournaments in 2007.

2008

Stosur returned playing two ITF tournaments before the 2008 Rome Masters, in May, where she was defeated in the second round by Venus Williams. The tournament also saw the return of the doubles team of Stosur and Lisa Raymond with a second round loss. Less than a month later they were defeated in the third round of the 2008 French Open, where Stosur reached the second round of singles losing to Petra Kvitová.

Stosur showed great promise at Wimbledon; while only making the second round in Singles, losing to Nicole Vaidišová, she made the finals of both the Ladies and Mixed Doubles. She and Lisa Raymond lost the final to Venus and Serena Williams. The Williams sisters had just previously played against each other in the final of the Ladies Singles. With mixed doubles partner Bob Bryan, they defeated Mike Bryan and Katarina Srebotnik to win the title.

At the Beijing Olympics, Stosur was defeated in the second round of the singles tournament by no. 4 seed Serena Williams. In the doubles, Stosur (formerly ranked no. 1) partnered Rennae Stubbs, ranked no. 5 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Doubles Rankings at the time; however, the pair were unseeded as the ITF determined the seedings for the doubles competition based on both singles and doubles rankings standings. The pair lost in the second round to the Spanish team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, who were then ranked no. 2 in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships.

At the US Open, Stosur lost in the first round of singles to seventh seed Venus Williams. She and Mahesh Bhupathi were eliminated in the second round of the mixed doubles competition by Rennae Stubbs and Robert Lindstedt. Raymond and Stosur were runners-up at the women's doubles event, losing to the top ranked team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

By the end of the year Stosur was ranked #52 on the WTA singles rankings, 110 spots above her ranking in June. In spite of missing the first four and a half months of the tour, Raymond and Stosur finished off the season as the seventh best team at the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships, with Stosur ranked no. 14 in doubles, 156 positions higher than she was when she returned playing on the ITF circuit.

2009

Stosur (left) with doubles partner Rennae Stubbs at 2009 Australian Open

Having upset 9th seed Ai Sugiyama in her first tournament of the year, Stosur fell to Lucie Safarova in the second round of the Brisbane International. At the Medibank International, she was defeated by No. 1 seed Serena Williams 6–3, 6–7(4), 7–5 before previously having 3 match points to take the match. Seeded 4th in doubles, the pair of Stosur and Rennae Stubbs lost to Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the tournament. Stosur won her opening two singles matches of the Australian Open, but subsequently fell to world No. 4 Elena Dementieva 7–6(6), 6–4. She also won through to the third round in doubles partnering Stubbs, defeating the Radwańska sisters 6–1, 6–4. However, they then lost to eventual champions Venus and Serena Williams, 6–4, 6–2.

In the Fed Cup Asia/Oceanic Zone competition, Stosur won four matches against various opponents from South Korea, Thailand and Chinese Taipei. The Australian team, which also included Casey Dellacqua and Jelena Dokic, advanced to the World Group II play-offs, winning all of its twelve rubbers.

At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Stosur was defeated in the second round by Zheng Jie. Together with Stubbs, she was ousted in the semifinals of the doubles competition by the world No.1 team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6–4, 6–4.

In Indian Wells, Stosur was eliminated in the second round by Agnieszka Radwanska 3–6, 6–3, 7–5. In doubles, Stosur lost to Vera Zvonareva and Victoria Azarenka in the second round 6–2, 3–6, 10–7. At the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Stosur defeated No. 2 seed Dinara Safina in the third round 6–1, 6–4. Safina would have reached the No. 1 ranking had she won the match. She lost to Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–0. She reached the same round in doubles, losing to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Patty Schnyder 6–7(5), 6–2, 10–8. Due to her results, Stosur's singles ranking rose from 43 to 31.

At the MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach Stosur was eliminated in the first round by no.2 seed and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki (6–3, 6–7(4), 6–1). She then played for the Australian Fed Cup team in Mildura, Australia against Switzerland in their World Group II playoff on 25–26 April. Stosur won the opening rubber of the tie in straight sets then sealed the victory for Australia in the third rubber with a tight 3-set victory, improving her 2009 Fed Cup singles record to 6–0. With this result the Australian team advances to the World Group II in 2010.

Stosur during the 2009 French Open.

On to the clay season, Stosur was eliminated in the first round of the Rome Masters by qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova, and was also defeated on her first match in doubles. She then competed at the Madrid Masters where she upset no.10 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the first round, but fell to Anna Chakvetadze in the second round (1–6, 6–2, 7–6(4)). Stosur and Stubbs made it to the semifinals but were defeated by world no.1's Cara Black and Liezel Huber (7–5, 7–6(1)).

At the 2009 French Open, Stosur and Stubbs fell in the third round to 16th seeds Yan Zi and Zheng Jie. In singles, Stosur defeated Francesca Schiavone (6–4, 6–2) in the first round and Yanina Wickmayer (6–3, 4–6, 6–4) in the second. She then beat fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the third round (6–3, 4–6, 6–1) and Virginie Razzano of France (6–1, 6–2) for a place in the quarterfinals, where she defeated Sorana Cirstea (6–1, 6–3) and advanced to her first ever Grand Slam semifinal against no. 7 seed and eventual champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova. After losing the first set 4–6, Stosur fought back a break of serve to win the second set 7–6(5) after trailing 2–5 in the tiebreaker, but lost in the final set 3–6. This made her the lowest seed in the tournament to reach the furthest. With this result Stosur cracked the top 20 on the WTA Rankings for the first time in her career.

Stosur started the grass season playing at the AEGON International. She beat Sabine Lisicki (6–2, 6–1) in the first round, but lost in the second to 6th seed and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki (1–6, 7–5, 1–6). Having beaten the world no.1 team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the semifinals, she was a runner-up in the doubles tournament, losing the final to Ai Sugiyama and Akgul Amanmuradova.

As the 18th seed at Wimbledon, Stosur beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (6–4, 6–7(5), 6–2) in the first round. She came back from a set and a break down in the final set to defeat Tatjana Malek (4–6, 7–6(6), 6–4) in the second round, but lost in the third to 13th seed Ana Ivanovic (7–5, 6–2). In ladies' doubles, Stosur reached her second consecutive final, this time partnering Rennae Stubbs. The 3rd seeds beat 2nd seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual in three sets (6–7, 6–4, 6–2) in the semifinals, but were defeated in the final by 4th seeds Venus Williams and Serena Williams in straight sets (7–6(4), 6–4). Stosur was also defending the mixed doubles title together with Bob Bryan, but the 2nd seeds were defeated in the quarterfinals by 9th seeds and eventual champions Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Mark Knowles .

Stosur started the US Open Series in Stanford, upsetting 6th seed Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets (6–4, 6–3) in the first round. She also defeated the 1st seed, world no. 2 Serena Williams (6–2, 3–6, 6–2) to make the semifinals, where she lost to 8th seed Marion Bartoli.

Stosur then competed at the LA Women's Tennis Championships as the no.13 seed. She defeated 6th seed Ana Ivanovic in the third round and 14th seed Jie Zheng in the quarterfinals. She beat Sorana Cirstea in the semifinals to make it to her fifth WTA Tour final, where she lost to no.10 seed Flavia Pennetta. Her next tournament was Toronto, where she defeated no.6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round (6–4, 6–3) before being eliminated by 4th seed and eventual champion Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinals (6–7(3), 6–1, 6–3). At the same tournament Stosur and Stubbs defeated world no.1's Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the semifinals (3–6, 6–3, 10–7) but lost to Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez (2–6, 7–5, 11–9) in the final.

With these results Stosur improved her ranking to a career-high no.15 in singles just in time for the US Open, where she was seeded accordingly. She won a very sloppy first round match, making 58 unforced errors, against veteran Ai Sugiyama (6–4, 4–6, 6–4), but eventually lost to American Vania King in the second round (7–5, 6–4). Stosur entered the doubles event with compatriot Rennae Stubbs. Being the 3rd seeds, they cruised through to the semifinals without dropping a set, where they faced no.1 seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber. They won the first set, but lost the next two after a two-day rain interruption (5–7, 6–3, 6–1). As of the twenty-first of September Stosur has achieved a career high singles ranking of thirteenth

At the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open Stosur was crushed by Maria Sharapova in the second round 6–0, 6–1. Seeded 15th at the China Open, Stosur lost a three-setter to Alize Cornet. Stosur then played in Osaka as the third seed. She did not drop a set en route to the semifinals where she upset top seed Caroline Wozniacki 6–0, 4–6, 6–4. Stosur captured her first ever title on the WTA tour by beating Francesca Schiavone in the finals 7–5, 6–1 in just over an hour. This win secures her a spot at the 2009 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions held in Bali. She also qualified at the 2009 WTA Tour Championships in the doubles event partnering compatriot Rennae Stubbs. They lost a hard fought semifinals match against no.1 seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6–3, 6–7(3) 8–10.

Stosur was one of only two players on tour who played at both year-end championships. The other one was María José Martínez Sánchez who was in Stosur's group at Bali for the round robin stage with Agnes Szavay. Stosur won her first match against Szavay in three sets, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 but lost her second to María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7(4), 5–7. This loss cause her the semifinals spot as Martínez Sánchez won both her round robin matches.

2010

After her success in 2009, Stosur has decided to focus on singles and possibly not take part in doubles. Her partner prior to 2009 and whom she won most of her doubles titles with, Lisa Raymond, will team up with her latest partner Rennae Stubbs for the 2010 Tour. However, she is partnered with Nadia Petrova and will take part in the major tournaments as a tactic to play in less doubles tournaments in hopes to reach the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, a similar strategy done by Serena and Venus Williams.

Alongside Lleyton Hewitt, Stosur represented Australia at the 2010 Hopman Cup which took place on January 2–9 in which the Australian Team were the top seeds at the competition. Their first tie which consists of three matches were against the team of Sorana Cîrstea & Victor Hănescu of Romania. After the loss of Stosur to Cîrstea in a three-setter, Hewitt won his match against Hănescu again in a tight three-setter, giving Australia a chance at winning the tie overall. However, even with 24 doubles titles between them, they disappointingly lost in the mixed doubles match 5-7, 1-6. Their next tie was against USA and Stosur beat Melanie Oudin easily with a straight sets win 6-2, 6-4. Hewitt also won his singles match against John Isner sealing the tie. In the mixed doubles the Americans were to good, the Australians went down 6-2 1-6 5-10. To advance to the finals, they needed to win their tie against Spain 3-0. Although the results went the other way and Australia lost all their matches 0-3.

Her last preparation tournament prior to the Australian Open was the Sydney Medibank International which had a very strong field of players garnering nine of the top 10 players. Stosur lost to Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-1 in the first round.

Stosur was guaranteed a ranking of 13 for the 2010 Australian Open, which was the first time that an Australian was seeded in the top 16 of the women's draw since Alicia Molik was seeded 10th at the 2005 Australian Open. She beat Han Xinyun in the first round, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2; Kristina Barrois in the second, 7-5, 6-3 and Alberta Brianti in the third round 6-4, 6-1. Stosur was pitched against the World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams where she lost 4-6, 2-6. Despite the loss, she moved up to a career-high ranking of no.11. Although Stosur had ended her doubles partnership with Rennae Stubbs for the season, she decided to play at the Australian Open Doubles Event with big-serving Russian Nadia Petrova. They were seeded 5th but lost to another Russia-Australian duo, Vera Dushevina & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round.

She then traveled to Adelaide to represent Australia at the Fed Cup alongside Alicia Molik, Casey Dellacqua and Rennae Stubbs. They played their tie against Spain for a chance to advance to the World Group Play-Offs. Stosur won both of her singles match by beating María José Martínez Sánchez 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 and Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1, 6-3. However, both Dellacqua and Molik lost their singles matches which left the tie to be decided by the doubles match. Stosur, partnering Rennae Stubbs, won their doubles match 6-4 6-2. Australia will now play the Ukrainian team of Alona Bondarenko and Kateryna Bondarenko in April for a chance to advance to the elite World Group. . Her next tournament was the Dubai Tennis Championships where she was seeded 9th. Stosur was stunned in the opening round 3-6, 6-2, 7-6, at the hands of veteran Tathiana Garbin. She had better success in the Doubles partnering Nadia Petrova. The pair was seeded 4th and reached the semifinals after having a bye, a walkover and a win against 5th seeds Alisa Kleybanova and Francesca Schiavone 6-7, 7-5, 11-9.

Seeded 8th at the BNP Paribas Open, Stosur received a first round bye. She defeated Julie Coin in the second round 6-1 7-6. She then played 25th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who recently won a tournament in Monterrey but Stosur comfortably won 6-3, 6-0. She then defeated 12th seed and defending champion Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 7-5 in the fourth round, which also guarantees Stosur a birth in the top 10 for the first time in her career. She defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the quarterfinals in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6(7). She will now face sixth seed Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals. In the doubles draw Stosur is 4th seed with Nadia Petrova. They won their first round match against alternates Julie Coin and Marie-Ève Pelletier 6-4, 6-2. Then the pair won there second round match against Czech pair Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká 6-4, 6-0. Then they will face another Czech pair Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and Iveta Benešová.

Playing style

An accomplished doubles player, Stosur has developed a serve-and-volley style of play.[4] Her right-handed forehand groundstrokes, hit with heavy spin, are considered her best,[5][6] as evidenced by her often choosing to hit inside-out forehands. She is also noted for her athleticism.[2][5]

Due to its power, kick and variety, Stosur's serve is widely considered one of the best on the women's tour.[5][6][7] Her first serve, however erratic, reaches more than 118 mph (190 km/h) on regular basis; at the 2009 Rogers Cup in Toronto she recorded an ace at 124 mph (199 km/h), her fastest reported service to date.[8] Her second, a high bouncing kick serve, is usually highly rated by media and players alike.[6][7][9][10]

Her favorite surface is the hard court.[11]

Her first serve set in Bali, at 208 kilometres an hour, was the 3rd fastest serve ever hit by a woman.

In 2010, Stosur adopted Pat Rafter's signature backhand slice to add to her game and help her set up points.

Equipment, apparel and endorsements

As of 2009, Stosur's clothing sponsor is Lacoste. Her racquet is Babolat's Pure Storm model, and she endorses Oakley eyewear, particularly the Enduring model.

Grand Slam women's doubles finals (6)

Wins (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2005 US Open United States Lisa Raymond Russia Elena Dementieva
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
2006 French Open United States Lisa Raymond Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–2

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2006 Australian Open United States Lisa Raymond People's Republic of China Yan Zi
People's Republic of China Zheng Jie
2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3
2008 Wimbledon United States Lisa Raymond United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
2–6, 2–6
2008 US Open United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–7(6)
2009 Wimbledon Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–7(4), 4–6

Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2005 Australian Open Australia Scott Draper South Africa Liezel Huber
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(6)
2008 Wimbledon United States Bob Bryan Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–4

WTA Tour finals (38)

Singles (6)

Wins (1)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (1)
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 18 October 2009 Osaka, Japan Hard Italy Francesca Schiavone 7–5, 6–1

Runner-ups (5)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 8 January 2005 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 1–6, 6–3 7–5
2. 15 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Alicia Molik 6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
3. 4 May 2006 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Israel Shahar Pe'er 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
4. 28 September 2008 Seoul, South Korea Hard Russia Maria Kirilenko 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
5. 9 August 2009 Los Angeles, USA Hard Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–4 6–3

Doubles (32)

Wins (22)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (2)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (2)
Tier I (9) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (7) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Titles by surface
Hard 15
Clay 4
Grass 1
Carpet 2
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 15 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Bryanne Stewart Russia Elena Dementieva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
walkover
2. 10 April 2005 Amelia Island, United States Green Clay Australia Bryanne Stewart Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–2
3. 27 August 2005 New Haven, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond Argentina Gisela Dulko
Russia Maria Kirilenko
6–2, 6–7, 6–1
4. 10 September 2005 U.S. Open, New York City, USA Hard United States Lisa Raymond Russia Elena Dementieva
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
5. 2 October 2005 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 6–1
6. 16 October 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpet United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–4
7. 13 November 2005 WTA Tour Championships, United States Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–7, 7–5, 6–4
8. 5 February 2006 Tokyo, Japan Carpet United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–1
9. 25 February 2006 Memphis, United States Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–6, 6–3
10. 18 March 2006 Indian Wells, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 7–5
11. 1 April 2006 Miami, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 7–5
12. 16 April 2006 Charleston, United States Green Clay United States Lisa Raymond Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
13. 10 June 2006 Roland Garros, Paris, France Red Clay United States Lisa Raymond Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–2
14. 8 October 2006 Stuttgart, Germany Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–4
15. 29 October 2006 Linz, Austria Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond United States Corina Morariu
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–0
16. 5 November 2006 Hasselt, Belgium Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–3
17. 12 November 2006 WTA Tour Championships, Spain Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
18. 4 February 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Lisa Raymond United States Vania King
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6, 3–6, 7–5
19. 17 March 2007 Indian Wells, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–3, 7–5
20. 3 April 2007 Miami, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
6–4, 3–6, [10–2]
21. 7 May 2007 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Lisa Raymond Italy Tathiana Garbin
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–3, 6–4
22. 23 June 2007 Eastbourne, England Grass United States Lisa Raymond Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5), 6–4, 6–3

Runner-ups (10)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 7 November 2004 Quebec City, Canada Hard Indoors Belgium Els Callens United States Carly Gullickson
Argentina Maria Emilia Salerni
7–5, 7–5
2. 6 November 2005 Philadelphia, United States Hard Indoors United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 7–6(4)
3. 27 January 2006 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Lisa Raymond People's Republic of China Yan Zi
People's Republic of China Zheng Jie
2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3
4. 26 August 2006 New Haven, United States Hard United States Lisa Raymond People's Republic of China Yan Zi
People's Republic of China Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–2
5. 5 July 2008 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Lisa Raymond United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 6–2
6. 7 September 2008 US Open, New York Hard United States Lisa Raymond Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–3, 7–6(6)
7. 21 September 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Lisa Raymond United States Vania King
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–1, 6–4
8. 20 June 2009 Eastbourne, UK Grass Australia Rennae Stubbs Japan Ai Sugiyama
Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
6–4, 6–3
9. 4 July 2009 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
7–6(4), 6–4
10. 23 August 2009 Toronto, Canada Hard Australia Rennae Stubbs Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]

ITF Titles (15)

Singles (4)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. Sep. 16, 2001 ITF/Ibaraki, Japan Hard Australia Nicole Kriz 6–0, 6–1
2. Sep. 23, 2001 ITF/Osaka, Japan Hard Australia Beti Sekulovski 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
3. Sep. 30, 2001 ITF/Kyoto, Japan Hard Indoors South Korea Jin-Hee Kim 6–1, 7–5
4. Oct. 21, 2001 ITF/Cairns, Australia Hard Australia Bryanne Stewart 7–5, 6–4

Doubles (11)

  • 2002: Bendigo (/w S Stone)
  • 2002: Warrnambool (/w S Stone)
  • 2002: Lenzerneide (/w N. Sewell)
  • 2002: Bath (/w S Stone)
  • 2002: Dalby (/w Evie Dominikovic)

Singles performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career W/L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R A 3R 4R 12–8
French Open A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R SF 9–6
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 5–7
US Open A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2–6
Grand Slam W/L 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–4 1–4 4–4 4–4 2–3 10–4 3-1 28–27
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not
Held
1–2
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A 3R 3R 2R 3R A 2R 6–5
Miami A A A A A A A 1R 2R 3R A QF 6–4
Madrid Not Held 2R 1–1
Beijing Not Held Not Tier I 1R 0–1
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Not
Held
Not Tier I 2R 1R 1–2
Rome A A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 5–5
Cincinnati Not Held Not Tier I A 0–0
Montréal / Toronto A A A A A A A A A A A QF 3–1
Tokyo A A A A A A A A QF QF A 2R 5–3
Former WTA Tier I Tournaments (currently neither Premier Mandatory nor Premier 5 events)
Charleston A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A NM5 1–3
Berlin A A A A A A A A A 1R A NM5 0–1
Moscow A A A A A A A 2R 2R A A NM5 2–2
Doha Not
Held
Not Tier I A Not
Held
0–0
San Diego Not Tier I A 1R 2R A Not Held NM5 1–2
Zürich A A A A A A A A 2R A Not
Tier I
Not
Held
1–1
Tier I/ Premier W-L 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–6 8–8 6–6 1–1 10–6 0-0 31–28
Career Statistics
Runner-Up 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 N/A
Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 N/A
Overall W/L1 0–2 1–3 6–7 36–11 24–27 20–24 41–28 23–25 33–26 17–18 27–16 31–17 3-2 262–206
Win % 0% 25% 46% 77% 47% 45% 59% 48% 56% 49% 64% 65% 60% 56%
Year End Ranking Unknown 682 271 265 153 65 46 29 46 52 13 N/A

Doubles performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career W/L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R F SF A 2R 1R 0 / 8 13–7
French Open A A A A A 3R 3R W SF 3R 3R 1 / 6 18–5
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 2R SF 3R SF F F 0 / 7 22–7
US Open A A A A 2R 3R W SF 3R F SF 1 / 7 24–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 2 / 28 N/A
Grand Slam W/L 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 6–4 13–3 17–3 14–4 12–3 13–4 0–1 N/A 77–26
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not
Held
0 / 2 1–2
WTA Tour Championships
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A A W W A A SF 2 / 3 4–5
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A 1R W W A 2R 2 / 4 11–2
Miami A A A A A A 2R W W A QF 2 / 4 13–2
Madrid Not Held SF 0 / 1 2–1
Beijing Not Held Not Tier I 2R 0 / 1 0–1
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Not
Held
Not Tier I SF SF 0 / 2 4–2
Rome A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 5 5–5
Cincinnati Not Held Not Tier I A 0 / 0 0–0
Montréal / Toronto A A A A A A A A A A F 0 / 1 3–1
Tokyo A A A A A A A W W F 1R 2 / 4 11–2
Former WTA Tier I Tournaments (currently neither Premier Mandatory nor Premier 5 events)
Charleston A A A A A A QF W 2R A Not
Tier I
1 / 3 6–2
Berlin A A A A A 2R A A W A Not
Tier I
1 / 2 5–1
Moscow A A A A A A W 1R A A Not
Tier I
1 / 2 4–1
Doha Not
Held
Not Tier I A Not
Held
0 / 0 0–0
San Diego Not Tier I A 2R SF A Not Held 0 / 2 2–2
Zürich A A A A A A SF SF A Not
Tier I
Not
Held
0 / 2 1–1
Tier I/ Premier SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 7 4 / 8 4 / 6 0 / 2 0 / 8 0 / 1 9 / 33 N/A
Tier I/ Premier W/L 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 9–6 22–4 18–2 4–2 10–8 2–1 N/A 66–24
Career statistics
Runner-Up 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 0 10 N/A
Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 10 5 0 0 0 22 N/A
Overall W/L1 0–1 1–4 31–5 47–21 19–22 21–20 46–18 60–13 37–7 23–12 26–16 2-2 N/A 313–141
Win % 0% 20% 86% 69% 46% 51% 72% 82% 84% 66% 66% 50% N/A 69%
Year End Ranking Unknown 291 131 141 53 2 1 5 14 8 N/A N/A
  • 1 Includes ITF tournaments.

Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performance Timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR Career W-L
Grand Slams
Australian Open W SF QF A A 1 / 3 16–2
French Open SF A QF A A 0 / 2 9–2
Wimbledon QF QF 3R W QF 1 / 5 19–4
U.S. Open A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
SR 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 1 2 / 11 N/A
Win-Loss 16–2 9–2 6–3 8–1 2–1 N/A 41–9

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External links

Preceded by
Paola Suárez &
Virginia Ruano Pascual
WTA Doubles Team of the Year
(with Lisa Raymond)

2005, 2006
Succeeded by
Cara Black &
Liezel Huber
Preceded by
Paola Suárez &
Virginia Ruano Pascual
ITF Doubles Champions
(with Lisa Raymond)

2005, 2006
Succeeded by
Cara Black &
Liezel Huber

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