Aussie Aussie Aussie

Written By: achangeofends - Sep• 12•11

Ten years ago, Lleyton Hewitt won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open. Today, Samantha Stosur became the first Aussie since Lleyton to hoist a Grand Slam trophy. She’s the first Australian woman to win a Grand Slam in over 30 years and did so against the odds. Sam spent more time on court in the past two weeks than any other woman and participated in both the longest women’s match in US Open history (against Nadia Petrova) and the longest women’s tie-break (against Maria Kirilenko.) Her semifinal match was un-televised when she was relegated to the Grandstand. Frankly, no one was more deserving of this title. Sam played phenomenal tennis over the past two weeks and kept her cool during what most people thought would be a very overwhelming occasion. Here are some photos from her amazing 6-2 6-3 victory over Serena Williams. Congratulations to Sam and her fans around the world.

Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates after defeating Serena Williams, USA, to win the women’s champion title at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on August 31, 2011 in New York. UPI/Monika Graff
Samantha Stosur of Australia reacts after match point after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Samantha Stosur of Australia and Serena Williams embrace at the net after Stosur defeats Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Samantha Stosur of Australia jumps in the seats where her family is after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Samantha Stosur of Australia and Serena Williams hold their Trophy’s after Stosur defeats Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Samantha Stosur of Australia holds the Championship Trophy after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Samantha Stosur of Australia holds the Championship Trophy after defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Women’s Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on September 11, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo

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