I don't think there was any problem between Sam & Bryanne. Lisa Raymond just asked Sam to play doubles and Sam accepted feeling this was an opportunity to move onto the next level, and it has proved to be the correct decision for her.
Q. Hey Sam! Where and what you will do during the 'break' between Tokyo last week and next tournament at Memphis in few weeks time? And did Lisa Raymond ask you to team up after Wimbledon last year? Are you still in touch with Bryanne Stewart?
A. Hey Matt, During the break between Tokyo and Memphis I am practicing in Tampa. At wimbledon last year Lisa did ask me to play doubles with her. It was a very hard decision to make as Bryanne and I had done really well together and were such good friends. I'm looking forward to seeing Brita in Indian wells in a few weeks and going for a drink so I guess that answers your question.
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I saw Bryanne and Sam play doubles last year in Amelia Island where they won the title. They were a great team! Actually, they defeated Raymond/Stubbs there in a third set tiebreaker in a thriller of a match. In the final, Bryanne pretty much carried Sam as Sam was very erratic. I was sad to see them split up after some solid results together. I know that Bryanne has been playing with Lisa McShea lately (who herself did very well in 2003 winning multiple titles with Sequera) but they haven't had success. I'm sure she'll find the right partner and do very well for herself...good luck Bryanne!
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