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SportNo French Open farewell for happy Stosur

04:41  27 may  2019
04:41  27 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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No French Open farewell for happy Stosur Samantha Stosur is staying in the moment as she returns to her natural environment and entertains another deep

Samantha Stosur isn't thinking of a French Open farewell as she prepares for another campaign at a tournament that has always served her well .

No French Open farewell for happy Stosur © Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images Samantha Stosur at the French Open

Samantha Stosur is staying in the moment as she returns to her natural environment and entertains another deep French Open run.

The 35-year-old generally struggles in Australian conditions but she relishes the red dirt of Paris, progressing to the third round or beyond in her last 10 visits to Roland Garros.

A freak hand injury derailed a promising 2017 campaign in the fourth round while she boasts three semi-finals and one final appearance to go with a US Open title in 2011.

It's no wonder Australia's former world No.4 always returns with a spring in her step.

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"No matter what's been happening I can come here and feel pretty good about things," she said.

"Obviously I love playing here, love the courts, have typically played pretty well and I'm trying to do it again."

Still super fit, Stosur won't pretend she can play forever but insists there are no retirement plans in place.

"I don't want to go into this Roland Garros thinking it's my last one," she said.

"I don't want that sort of pressure on myself, or to have thoughts of 'what if this is it?'.

"Obviously I know there's not too many more ahead of me but right now, still, every day I'm trying to get better."

The current world No.89 will play last on the incredible new Simonne Mathieu arena - part greenhouse, part tennis court - against Czech Barbora Strycova today.

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Samantha Stosur isn't thinking of a French Open farewell as she prepares for another campaign at a tournament that has always served her well . Australian Sam Stosur is looking forward to the French Open , which she says won't be her last.Image: AAP.

Francesca Schiavone won her maiden Grand Slam title, defeating maiden Grand Slam finalist Samantha Stosur , 6–4, 7–6(7–2), to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 2010 French Open .

The pair have split their previous encounters 2-2, with Stosur the victor in a tight three-setter on clay in 2016.

"She's a good player, been around a long time, quite crafty, can serve and volley, moves well, competes," Stosur said.

"It's a match-up I'm looking forward to playing because I've been able to get a win in the longer three-setters.

"That's always going to be a good feeling coming into it."

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No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
No French Open farewell for happy Stosur
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