Australian tennis star Sam Stosur has officially retired after falling during the Australian Open mixed doubles match.
Sam Stosur’s tennis career is officially over after the Australian great was eliminated from the mixed doubles game on Saturday night.
The 38-year-old competed with Matthew Ebden on Court 3 – the combination that made last year’s Wimbledon mixed doubles final – but fell to Demi Schuurs and Nikola Mektic in 74 minutes.
The Aussies lost the crucial super tiebreak 10-6 after the pairs all tied in a set.
The curtain has officially fallen on Stosur’s successful career after she was also eliminated from women’s doubles this week.
The Queenslander announced on the eve of the tournament that her 21st Australian Open would be her last.
Stosur salutes her name as a singles US Open champion (2011) and with six doubles slams.
“It’s hard to believe it’s over now, but just…thank you,” Stosur said as she waved goodbye.
“It’s really hard to put into words. I can’t believe the journey I’ve been able to embark on.”
“Dreamed of as a young child and all these years later being able to finish here in front of friends and family and the Aussie fans who have forever supported me… thank you so much.”
Originally published as Australian Open 2023: Sam Stosur’s tennis career ended after losing in mixed
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