Understated and businesslike when she takes the court, Samantha Stosur represents a striking anomaly amidst the melodramatic, made-for-TV extravaganzas produced and directed by the WTA’s current elite. Although scowls, sneers, and sobs provide compelling entertainment, it’s also refreshing to observe a sturdy competitor who simply plays tennis in an unruffled, methodical manner. Dedication to the sport shines clearly from Stosur’s focused attitude, which should enable her to build upon the remarkable results that she has recorded over the past year. Over the next three or four years, the Aussie will constitute a substantial threat in the draws at Slams and Premier events on all surfaces. Therefore, we outline five crucial weapons in her game as well as five areas that she might wish to address in order to establish herself as a perennial contender.
Click here to continue reading the fifth article in our series of player profiles!