Sam Stosur's brother Dan on discovering her talent, and who she turns to
Sam Stosur is oh, so close. This morning she stands on the brink of becoming Australia’s first women’s grand slam title holder in three decades, after playing her way through to Saturday’s French Open final.
Her day Tony told the press:
"It's been 10 years since a player has beaten both Serena and Justine in the same grand slam... and it's been even longer since an Australian woman has made the semis at the French back-to-back."
Dianne Fromholtz was the last in 1979-1980. The last Australian woman to win a grand slam was Goolagong-Cawley, who beat Chris Evert in 1980 at Wimbledon.
Sam was busy, so the gang called her brother, Daniel Stosur for the goss, who also admitted he was the one who first recognised her potential:
"I was at my parent's place on the Gold Coast last night and we watched it, and it was actually a bit of an anti-climax 'cause it was a very quick match which didn't play very well but who cares, I mean, she's in the final,"
"Exactly" said Merrick, Dools and Ricki-Lee. Listen to the full interview here.