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Biofile with Samantha Stosur

Status: 2011 U.S Open women’s singles champion.

Ht: 5-7 3/4 Wt: 143

DOB: March 30, 1984 In: Brisbane, Australia

Nicknames: Sammy, Samoid.

Tennis Inspirations: “Steffi Graf and Monica Seles.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “I like trying to surf – I’m not very good but I enjoy it. I like just hanging out with friends.”

Favorite Movie: “Oh god, probably Love Actually.”

Musical Tastes: “Just kind of rock, pop, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, all that sort of thing.”

First Job: “Tennis player [laughs].”

First Car: “A Nissan 180SX (red).”

Early Tennis Memory: “Probably just playing down at the park with my brother. And playing the Saturday afternoon fixtures down in Adelaide. It’s like afternoon competition, just teams against each other around the region.”

Favorite Meal: “Probably pasta. (Put anything on it?) Probably varies. Lots of different things [laughs].”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”

Pre-Match Feeling: “A bit nervous. Just getting ready, pumped up, trying to stay calm and not get too nervous.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “A few years ago in New Haven a ball came over the net and then went back over to the other side and hit our opponent before we could hit it. So that was a bit strange, it never happened to me before. That was a bit funny at the time [smiles]. (Who did it hit?) Nicole Pratt.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Winning the U.S. Open. And probably winning mixed doubles at the Australian Open (with Scott Draper in 2005).”

Most Painful Moment: “Losing in the final at the French Open.”

Favorite Tournament: “Australian Open.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “Don’t know, can’t remember.”

Closest Tennis Friends: “Oh god, probably just the Aussies.”

Funniest Player Encountered: “Francesca Schiavone is pretty funny. She’s a bit of a clown out there.”

Toughest Competitors: “Probably one of the Williams girls. Or Lindsay Davenport.”

Favorite Players To Watch: “Roger Federer and Andre Agassi.”

Favorite Vacation: “Anywhere with a beach.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Honest, funny and easy going.”

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  • Occupational Therapy · June 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  • Jae Kraig · March 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    thanks a lot!

  • Michael · September 12, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I suppose it would be indelicate during a biofile to ask if she’s juicing ?

    Nice grabbing this one on her big day. Muller still best one of the week for me.



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