Written by Peter Gehr Senior Tennis Editor
Samantha Stosur pictures herself winning the Australian Open 2012, as she feels confident against her rivals Azarenka, Clijsters, and Kvitova. Already playing the mental game of tennis, Stosur reports to the media that she has analyzed her opponents looks forward to the challenge of playing the top seeded rival women tennis players.
Preparing herself for what proves to be a tough tournament is a lesson in itself as she sets her inner game of tennis conditioning in a positive light with victory as her incentive. Having the support of a home crowd in Australia will be a boon to the World No. 6 in WTA rankings.
Samantha Stosur Pictures Herself Winning the Australian Open 2012
Georgina Robinson writes:
Sam Stosur is gunning for three women this summer: Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters and Petra Kvitova.
The US Open winner has never defeated any of them but could face each one in Australia next month.
“Azarenka and Clijsters, they’re probably the two that I’ve lost to multiple times so I’d definitely like to change things up and get over the line,” Stosur said in Sydney today.
The 27-year-old has played and lost to both women five times in her career.
Clijsters will play at the Brisbane International in the first week of January and Azarenka is understood to be coming to Sydney for the Apia International on January 8.
Stosur has also not won against second-seeded Kvitova in any of their three encounters.
Kvitova will also play in the Apia International and Stosur is looking forward to the challenge.
“There’ll be opportunities to possibly play them there so any time I get to play those good girls and the best in the world is a good thing,” she said. Stosur said she was confident she could handle the pressure of expectations on her at the Australian Open later in January.
Currently ranked sixth in the world, Stosur has never advanced beyond the fourth round of her home grand slam.
“I think if most players could choose to have a grand slam in their home country, they would want to have one, so I’m lucky that I do and we’ve got these great lead-up tournaments (in Brisbane and Sydney),” Stosur said.
“Obviously it’s a little bit different, maybe a little more pressure and a bit more spotlight but I think I am equipped to handle it well and hopefully I can and really make the most of the opportunity.” Click here to visit the original source of this post
Samantha Stosur pictures herself winning the Australian Open 2012, or at least putting herself in a confident mood by looking at this challenge positively and with the mental side of tennis as part of her strategic arsenal. Stosur has an amazing come-back story of overcoming Lyme Disease and working her way back to form and fitness.
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