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Summer of Sammy!!

Australia's top ranked woman, Samantha Stosur, is set to embark on a big summer of tennis this January.

Now aged 24, Queensland's Stosur enters the 2009 season as the World No.52. She has entered in the 2009 Brisbane International and is one of the main draws headline acts. We also expect her to enter Sydney as she has committed to a doubles partnership with Renae Stubbs. Then it will be onto the Aussie Open, Stosur's first appearance in Melbourne for two years.

She will then cap of her summer campaign by leading Australia into battle at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Pacific Zone Group 1 Qualifying Competition in Perth.

Realistically, Sam can (I think) make a quarter final in Brisbane and potentially a third or fourth found at the Australian Open. She thrives in Aussie conditions and will no doubt be one of the fittest players for the summer.

GOOD LUCK SAMMY

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Re: Summer of Sammy!!

Aren't you getting a little excited in starting these threads for our top Aussie hopes Zack Can't blame you

Anyway, here's to a successful summer for Sam
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Re: Summer of Sammy!!

sam i have high hopes for January
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Re: Summer of Sammy!!

Sam got directly into Sydney MD, fingers crossed for a good draw for her

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Sam drew top seed and AO favourite Serena Williams round one. Awesome matchup for both players and while this is obviously a huge ask of any player if Sam is ever going to beat Serena this is her chance - home crowd, serena's first match of the year - and even is she loses i think this will be good prep heading into Melbourne.

Sam should be in the doubles draw too with Rennae Stubbs

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Oh SamThat was hard to watch, couldn't do much in the third set because of Serena sulking around...but still she had 4 match points. 2 double faults and an easy volley put away into the OPEN court. Really sad, this could screw her up for a while.

I lost respect for Serena.

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I'am so gutted Golden opportunity for Sam there & yet she has to tense up & let it slip away from her fingers But she really gave Serena (I don't care whether Serena was rusty or not) a run for her money & I just hope this is another learning curve from Sam. Great effort from her

Yeah Serena did look disinterested in the match during parts of the 3rd set (wasn't too happy about that). But hey that's life & we move on to focus on Sam's chances for the AO.
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Repeat of Sam's Wimbledon second round! She isn't very lucky against these top players. But I don't care if she had no rhythm, all she really needed was ONE first serve. But she couldn't.......SO DISAPPOINTED ARGGH!!!

Hopefully this doesn't stay in her mind and she can get over it quickly.

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Really sad, this could screw her up for a while.
I don't think it will screw her up. Might give her a bit confidence going into the AO knowing that she pushed a really high quality player in Serena. Will be tough for Sam to get over that loss for a few hours...but I'm sure she'll forget about it tomorrow & be the happy normal person that she usually is.

Just don't get too negative.
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I can't believe it Why Sam? Why choke?

I'm lost for words really

It would have been so amazing if she pulled it off

So close Sam, please stay confident
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Well I only got home around 6-6 in the second set...so I haven't seen most of the first and second set. I recorded it and am watching it now so hopefully she takes some confidence from those two sets because she was playing really well.

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When she first lost I was completly gutted. But now ive come to terms with it and im not even that sad.

Although she choked it away she still had match points against the #2 player in the world. Instead of being negative lets give her credit for that. She played really well and never stopped fighting. Finally she got close to beating a top player. I didnt even think she would win a set. So she excedded my ecpectations.

Im not going to lie. The choke was bad. But she would have been as nervous as hell. You try serving when your that nervous. The other good point was that she never lost her cool and remained very classy.

At the end of the day I am so proud of Sam. She played well and didnt lose her class even after Serena's chilidsh antics. And the other thing is. She will win won soon.

This is the time when Sam needs us to stand by her. And I for one will stick by her.

There's always another match. Good luck at the Australian Open Sam! Smash Em!

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she really should of won i bet she feels awful


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When she first lost I was completly gutted. But now ive come to terms with it and im not even that sad.

Although she choked it away she still had match points against the #2 player in the world. Instead of being negative lets give her credit for that. She played really well and never stopped fighting. Finally she got close to beating a top player. I didnt even think she would win a set. So she excedded my ecpectations.

Im not going to lie. The choke was bad. But she would have been as nervous as hell. You try serving when your that nervous. The other good point was that she never lost her cool and remained very classy.

At the end of the day I am so proud of Sam. She played well and didnt lose her class even after Serena's chilidsh antics. And the other thing is. She will win won soon.

This is the time when Sam needs us to stand by her. And I for one will stick by her.

There's always another match. Good luck at the Australian Open Sam! Smash Em!
What a post Agree 100% with this Jords
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Re: Summer of Sammy!!

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When she first lost I was completly gutted. But now ive come to terms with it and im not even that sad.

Although she choked it away she still had match points against the #2 player in the world. Instead of being negative lets give her credit for that. She played really well and never stopped fighting. Finally she got close to beating a top player. I didnt even think she would win a set. So she excedded my ecpectations.

Im not going to lie. The choke was bad. But she would have been as nervous as hell. You try serving when your that nervous. The other good point was that she never lost her cool and remained very classy.

At the end of the day I am so proud of Sam. She played well and didnt lose her class even after Serena's chilidsh antics. And the other thing is. She will win won soon.

This is the time when Sam needs us to stand by her. And I for one will stick by her.

There's always another match. Good luck at the Australian Open Sam! Smash Em!
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I actually don't care if she choked because really she has never come that close to beating someone in the top 5 and being nervous can happen to anyone. But I would hope that Sam and David Taylor would look at the match on tape and analyse why she lost. And I feel that she lost, not because of being nervous, but because she still has some flaws in her game that will be exposed by the top players all of the time.
With such a big weapon with her serve, she does not get enough first serves in.
The forehand is way to wristy and unreliable. Whenever Serena was in trouble she went there over and over again. I don't recall a player of Sam's calibre making so many mishits either.
Finally - tho she is fit, Im not convinced she moves that well or has a reliable defensive shot.
Some improvements in these areas and look out
The 2nd set was a great set of tennis for Sam. Her t/b was so controlled and she really was not fazed playing someone like Serena. I hope she can see from a match like this, with some adjustments to her game, that she is belongs in the top 20.

There's more to life than just being happy.
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