(August 24, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – For Sam Stosur the US Open is the scene of her greatest tennis triumph as she won the title in 2011 over Serena Williams.
“It’s fantastic coming back here,” Stosur said to media. “I guess it’s the second year coming back to the site of where I have had my best tennis moment.”
“So I think no matter, you know, what leadup you’ve had, however you feel, you can walk in here and think this is pretty cool and relive all those great memories and hopefully make them all happen again.”
Stosur has recently split with her coach of six years David Taylor.
“I think Dave and I, we had been together for a long time, “ the Australian said. “It was almost six years. We had some great moments in that period of time.
“Yeah, you know, as these little periods have gone on, I think we both were kind of feeling that we’d almost come to the end. Unfortunately, it happened to be last week. I don’t think, neither of us, I’m sure, would have wanted it to happen right then, and obviously with winning that tournament almost makes it seem a little bit strange.
“But I think we both felt that it was time, and, you know, if something’s time is up, then you’ve kind of got to call it a day.”
Stosur is currently working with Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik until she finds a permanent replacement.
She will help me here, and after this tournament I will kind of assess what I want to do, who maybe it can be, and go from there.” Stosur said. “But there is no one in particular at the moment.”
The 11th seed’s first round opponent will be young American qualifier Victoria Duval on Tuesday.
Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News