Sam Stosur: It Would Be Great To Play Serena Again, This Time On My Turf [Video]
by Tom Gainey | December 31st, 2011

Top seeded Sam Stosur is already looking forward to a US Open rematch with Serena Williams at Brisbane later this week. Stosur and Serena could clash in the semifinals if both reach that round.

“It’d be great to play her again and this time it’d be on my turf in Brisbane,” the 27-year-old Stosur joked. “It’d be great for both of us to play a match like that and great for the spectators. Obviously everyone will pump it up and it’ll be great for the tournament.”

The controversial win for Stosur at the US Open was her first Grand Slam title and her crowning achievement.

“Playing in an occasion like that and really getting through it as well as what you could ever hope for I guess proves that all the work you do leading up and all those previous experiences,” Stosur said. “Whether they’re good or bad or you won or you lost, it all counted for something to get to that point.”

The top Australian begins 2012 against Belarusian Anastasiya Yakimova on Pat Rafter Arena on Monday night. Stosur could meet Kim Clijsters in the quarterfinals before that date with Serena.

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3 Comments for Sam Stosur: It Would Be Great To Play Serena Again, This Time On My Turf [Video]

alison hodge Says:

one things for sure it sounds like sam has gained more confidence, as a result of that win over serena at the uso,i think it would be great to see her go on and have a good run especially at the ao,or any other slam for that matter,i think shes very talented and would love to see her build on that success,bag another slam,and proove the uso was no fluke.

Colin Says:

Why does the article speak of Stosur’s “controversial win”? The controversy was over Serena’s behavior, wasn’t it?

grendel Says:

It’s pure laziness, Colin. Saves the author having to write something like “Stosur’s win in controversial circumstances” – which actually is still fatally ambiguous. To be completely clear whilst at the same time keeping it short and pithy is quite difficult to do.

I think your point is a good one. I can imagine some posters saying “this is only a blog, why get so finicky?” – but sloppy writing of this kind can cast a faint shadow over Stosur’s wonderful achievement.

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