Sam Stosur and partner have become parents for the first time



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Sam Stosur and partner have become parents for the first time

Former US Open champion Sam Stosur has announced the birth of her daughter Genevieve on social media. The 36 year old Stosur took to social media to announce that she and her partner Liz had become parents last month.

Sam Stosur is the latest WTA player to become a mother

In the message, Stosur said, "Life in lockdown during coronavirus has been challenging in many ways but personally it’s been one of the most exciting and happy times of my life.

On the 16th of June, my partner Liz gave birth to our beautiful little girl, Genevieve. It has been a whirlwind time but we could not imagine life without her now. Mum and Evie are doing well and it’s so amazing to be home with them both.

We are absolutely in love with this little bundle and rolling with the happy chaos. We can’t wait for what’s to come and to watch little Evie grow up.... Although not too quickly we hope!”

Life in lockdown during coronavirus has been challenging in many ways but personally it’s been one of the most exciting and happy times of my life.

On the 16th of June, my partner Liz gave birth to our beautiful little girl, Genevieve. It has been a whirlwind time but we could not imagine life without her now. Mum and Evie are doing well and it’s so amazing to be home with them both.

We are absolutely in love with this little bundle and rolling with the happy chaos. We can’t wait for what’s to come and to watch little Evie grow up....Although not too quickly we hope! 👧🏻🥰❤️ #babygirl #homecourt #wta #tennisaustralia #family

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Stosur joins the list of active players on the tour right now who are also moms.

The list includes Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Sania Mirza, Kim Clijsters, Tatjana Maria, Mandy Minella, Kateryna Bondarenko, Vera Zvonareva, Evgeniya Rodina and Patricia Maria Tig. Sam Stosur is a former world No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks, and a former world No.

4 in singles. She has won a combined total of 38 titles on the WTA Tour: nine in singles, 26 in doubles and three in mixed doubles, and over $19 million in prize money. Stosur won the 2011 US Open, defeating Serena Williams in the final and became the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to win a Grand Slam singles title.

She has also won six other Grand Slam titles in doubles - the 2005 US Open, 2006 French Open, and 2019 Australian Open women's doubles events, and the 2005 Australian Open, 2008 Wimbledon Championships and 2014 Wimbledon Championships mixed doubles events.

In addition, she finished runner-up at six other Grand Slam events in singles & doubles, including the singles at the 2010 French Open, where she beat four-time champion Justine Henin and world No. 1 Serena Williams en route to the final.