Former US Open Champ Stosur Makes Emotional Farewell In Melbourne
Faizan Hashmi Published January 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Melbourne, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Jan, 2022 ) :Australia's former US Open champion Samantha Stosur bid an emotional farewell on Thursday to singles tennis after being ousted at her 20th Australian Open.
Stosur lost 6-2, 6-2 to 10th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in round two and said she had "done more than I ever thought was possible".
Pavlyuchenkova paid tribute, having playing against Stosur several times during their careers.
Stosur's career highlight was winning the 2011 US Open, defeating Serena Williams in the final. She also made the 2010 French Open decider, where she lost to Italy's Francesca Schiavone, and rose as high as four in the world.
In total, she won nine singles tournaments but enjoyed more success in doubles with 28 titles to her name so far, including last year's US Open with Zhang.
Fellow Australian and world number one Ashleigh Barty hailed her team-mate as a trailblazer.
"She has set the tone for us Aussies as tennis players for years and years. For her to have an opportunity to go out on her terms is incredibly exciting," she said.