USANA WTA brand Ambassador Samantha Stosur delivered a tidal wave of superb performances against Serena Williams to clinch the title of US Open Grand Slam champion. The news is all around the USANA Australian office as well as every corner of Australia! Here is just one of the read.
Sam who was ranked ninth seed (Singles) fired her way through the opening set before fending off her opponent’s comeback to claim a 6-2 6-3 victory and made history as Australia's first female grand slam singles champion in 31 years! Stosur is just the second Australian woman, after Margaret Court, to win a major Grand slam title.
Her grit, determination and cool head saw her win again and again throughout the tournament’s qualifying rounds before reaching the finals to face-off against tournament favorite Serena Williams.
Despite having some bad runs in other tournaments leading up to the US Open, Sam has proven that you cannot keep a champion down for long and determination and a game plan will eventually deliver success.
Ever the gracious sportsperson, Sam had this message for her fellow Australians ‘to everyone back at home for supporting me, I don't know what to say.... thank-you," she said when interviewed before being awarded the Champions trophy (Sydney Morning Herald). Yes, we hear you – we still remember what you’ve said to us - ‘It is important that I take products that are safe and of the highest quality. This is what USANA represents’.
Pictures from espn.co.uk
USANA Ambassadors Liezel Huber and her partner also claimed the 2011 US Open Women’s Doubles title, while Melanie Oudin and her partner won the Mixed Doubles title! Read this blog from USANA’s head office for more information.
USANA is proud to be associated with these fantastic athletes! Leave a congratulatory message for them at USANA’s Facebook page.