Tennis - Former US Open champion Sam Stosur has announced she will be competing at the Hobart International in January - her first appearance at the tournament since 2014 when she was the top seed and reached the semi-finals.
The tournament will take place from 11 January to 18 January 2020 at the Domain Tennis Centre. Stosur commented, “I am really looking forward to returning to Hobart in January. Hobart International is a great unique event and one that I’ve enjoyed being a part of in past years.
I see it as the ideal preparation for the Australian Open and I can’t wait to be back. I love coming to Tasmania, the fans are always enthusiastic and I’m looking forward to fitting in some sightseeing when I’m not competing”.
Stosur finished 2019 in the world's top 100 - her 16th consecutive finish inside the Top 100. She also won the Australian Open doubles title and is ranked No. 12 in doubles and played for Australia in the Fed Cup final, which they narrowly lost to France.
Hobart International Tournament Director Darren Sturgess commented, "We are pleased to announce that Sam Stosur has signed on for 2020. Sam boasts a stellar career as both singles and doubles player, and has continued to add to her imposing resume this year with her Australian Open 2019 doubles title and Fed Cup Final appearance.
Securing a former world No.4 and one of Australia’s most loved tennis players is a great result for the Hobart International and reinforces the event’s reputation as one that attracts both current and future stars of women’s tennis.
We expect Sam to be a fan favorite here in Hobart and we are looking forward to seeing her in action in January 2020”. Other players for the tournament will be announced in the coming days.