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Is Stosur still an underachiever?

She won a Grand-Slam-title in singles plus 2 in doubles and 2 in mixed doubles. She's been as high as # 4 in the rankings and was # 1 in doubles.

She's a solid Top Ten player for quite a while in singles.

Reached at least the final in doubles of all Grand-Slams, 3 in Wimbledon plus 2 Championships titles. 2 Grand-Slam finals in singles plus 2 semis.

But considering her enormes potential: Should she have done better?

She's (only) 28! What can she achieve the next years? Do you see any chances for her to get to the # 1 spot?


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Not sure about number 1 but I definitely think she'll win at least 1 RG.

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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

One Roland Garos and more wta titles, and her career would be complete.

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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

not really..i mean she's already a slam winner and she did well to achieve all what she has achieved so far without a backhand

of course i believe she can win a RG title and end her career as a 2 slam winner
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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

Biggest overachiever the game has seen tbh.


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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

I think where Sam clearly has underachieved is at the regular WTA Tour. Including the US Open, she has only won THREE titles in total, and not a single one on what we consider her best surface (red clay). She is in her third consecutive year in the top 10, so I would have expected more titles for sure.

If she could win around 10 titles, including some big ones, I think her career would be complete. She has already proven me wrong though, because I always thought her best shot at a GS would be Roland Garros...

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Biggest overachiever the game has seen tbh.

even as a patriotic aussie I agree she overachieved. There's so much limitations to her game even the serve and fh but I'm proud of what she's done

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With her game she has achieved to what she can offer.
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She's a huge underachiever on clay IMO. After Charleston '10, I really thought she would be able storm a couple of clay seasons.

'11 USO was compensation for the RG final in '10 for me.
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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

yeah, should have won a RG at least(maybe this one she lost to schiavone in the final)

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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

A singles overachiever if ever there was one. Whilst she has been a good player for a very long time and is fairly consistent. I think her slam ranks high on the fluke-o-meter. Her game isn't that entertaining and when you think that she was the best doubles player this is very surprising. At the end of her career she will look back and will definitely not expect more.

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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

Yes. She's a bit like a Russian - mental midget with a very effective (though very boring) game.
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Re: Is Stosur still an underachiever?

I don't think she's good enough to underachieve
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