Sam Stosur's body shot

The former US Open champ talks about her keys to durability on the court

Originally Published: May 13, 2014
By Amy Brachmann | ESPN The Magazine

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WITHIN THE WORLD of women's tennis, Australian Sam Stosur, 30, is known for her killer serves as well as her killer biceps. A former world No. 1 in doubles, Stosur transitioned to singles in 2009. She reached the French Open final the following year, then became the US Open champion in 2011. Now 16 years into her pro career, Stosur is ranked 19th in the world as ...

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