Samantha Stosur wants a repeat successJuly 16, 2014

After winning the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon, Samantha Stosur is hoping that her victory will carry her through the US Open Series later this month.

Stosur had success in the doubles, winning the women's doubles title at the 2005 US Open and 2006 French Open, both with Lisa Raymond of the United States. She was also a three-time finalist at the All England Club. Prior to her victory with Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic at SW19, the native of Brisbane lifted the mixed doubles tropy at the 2005 Australian Open (with fellow Aussie Scott Draper) and 2008 Wimbledon (with American Bob Bryan). Tennis pundits didn't see her as a force in women's singles until 2011.

The year saw three players winning their first Grand Slam title, with Li Na of China triumphing at Roland Garros, Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova winning Wimbledon, and Stosur victorious at Flushing Meadows. Hers was the most sensational, as she upset Serena Williams, top seed and three-time winner of the US Open, 6-2, 6-3. It was the first majors singles title by an Australian since Evonne Goolagong-Cawley won Wimbledon in 1980. Stosur became a big name in the WTA Tour and there were expectations of hers winning more major trophies. But the next three years saw her being not living up to the deal.

The recent Wimbledon Championships was the latest, where she lost in the singles to Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer, 6-3, 6-4, in the opening round. But she made it up on the final day, partnering with Zimonjic and defeating Belarus' Max Mirnyi and Taiwan's Yuang-Jan Chan, 6-4, 6-2.

"It definitely is frustrating to not be able to put it together here because I feel like I'm capable of better results that I've been able to have. Obviously there's something going wrong. It's a tricky one. Certain parts of my game really do match up well and then other parts I really struggle with. Just trying to flatten out my forehand and not necessarily try and hit with so much spin and try to stay up the court more," she said.

Li won the Australian Open early this year, while Kvitova lifted her second Venus Rosewater Dish weeks ago. Stosur has a good feeling that her mixed doubled victory bodes well for the US Open, which starts on August 25.

"I've got a couple of weeks of training planned at the moment in the States, and then I've got three tournaments before New York,'' said Stosur. "I know I've got a lot of practice and hard work to do. It's going to be a tough summer, but look, I think I'm playing well. It's just a matter of putting it all together on the singles court now for me. This is a great confidence booster, and hopefully I can kind of carry this through.''

Stosur, who is currently at 19 in the WTA rankings, split from her coach, Miles Maclagan, before Wimbledon. She is still looking for a new one, but this doesn't pose a problem. Williams has yet to recover from the viral illness that forced her to quit Wimbledon, while Victoria Azarenka, two-time Australian Open champion, has yet to find her form after being sidelined with foot injury. Li has yet to make a deep run in the major events, while Kvitova haven't made it passed the fourth round in Flushing Meadows. Maria Sharapova, the reigning French Open champion, won her only US Open in 2006. But shoulder injury affected her performace during the succeeding years. This gives Story a slight chance, which is good enough.

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