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Samantha Stosur Wins 2011 US Open Women's Final Defeating Serena Williams

Samantha Stosur Wins the Women's Final at the US Open!

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Samantha Stosur Wins 2011 US Open Women's Final Defeating Serena Williams
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Samantha Stosur has won the US Open! Sam is the first Australian woman to win a singles grand slam title in 31 years, the last being Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980. It’s also the first time in 10 years that an Aussie has won the US Open, with the last being Lleyton Hewitt’s victory over Pete Sampras in 2001. Sam defeated Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-2; 6-3, at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match that went for 1 hour 13 minutes. Serena lost her cool at the beginning of the second set when she shouted, “Come on!” as Sam was about to hit the ball, causing the chair umpire to give her a one-point penalty for verbal hindrance. But at the end of the match, Serena said, “I tried my hardest but she just kept hitting winners.” Victorious Sam, who jumped up to her players box after her win, is grateful for all the Aussies watching her: “To everyone back at home for supporting me, I don’t know what to say . . . thank you.”

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