The evergreen Sam Stosur has come up trumps for Australia again in the Billie Jean King Cup and has another chance to win the team title that always eluded her.
Stosur eyeing a crowning career moment
Just when she thought she might have seen and done it all in her landmark tennis career, Sam Stosur is ready for one last dance.
At 38 years old, not having played since an early US Open exit and without any win since June, Stosur knew it was possible her main role at this week’s Billie Jean King Cup might be as distinguished cheerleader on the Australian team bench.
Instead, the first lady of Australian tennis was asked by Alicia Molik to step up and play in two crucial doubles alongside Storm Sanders – and Stosur did so to such telling effect that she’s now eyeing the one prize she’d always fancied in Sunday’s final.
“This is why I’ve kind of hung around playing a bit. You want moments like this,” beamed Stosur, after she came up big with Sanders in a final-set super-tiebreak decider to edge out the British pair of Olivia Nicholls and Alicia Barnett and seal the 2-1 semi-final win over the hosts in Glasgow on Saturday.