Samantha Stosur: I love the feeling of being out on the French Open courts

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Samantha Stosur: I love the feeling of being out on the French Open courts

Former French Open finalist Samantha Stosur recently spoke about her experiences in the second major of the year, saying she loves coming to Paris and playing on the clay courts. "I think the courts, the atmosphere, it’s kind of funny because juniors and qualifying I lost my first five matches here so five years in a row I couldn’t win anything and then it’s been my most successful Grand Slam.

I think just getting out there playing. I love the feeling of being out on these courts and yeah it just brings out the best in me,” Stosur said, having reached the second week here six times in the past. Speaking about her best tennis at the French Open, the Australian said, "2010, without a doubt.

Obviously being in the final even though I didn’t win was a highlight of my career. It’s fantastic to be in a Grand Slam final." Any special match that she remembers and Stosur was quick to add, "Obviously my results over here, I think beating Henin here in 2010, given her record and what she was doing going into that tournament that year, that’s definitely a highlight I’ll always remember.

That one and then probably beating Serena that next round. I was a set and had a lead so could have very easily have been 6-2, 6-3 or something but ended up winning it 8-6 or something in the third, saved a match point and hit probably two of my best winners ever to break serve and serve out the match so there’s lots of good memories here."