Stats Corner: Australians In Slam Semis

Australians have had a solid record of success in Grand Slam semifinals, and Samantha Stosur will try to continue that tradition.

Published September 08, 2011 11:08

Stats Corner: Australians In Slam Semis
Samantha Stosur

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Throughout the '70s and early '80s, Australians were a dominant force at the majors, compiling 20 of them. They experienced a bit of a drought after that, but Samantha Stosur's recent heroics have given the nation hope for more Grand Slam glory. She will be in her third Slam semifinal on Saturday when she takes on Angelique Kerber.

Here is a rundown of how Stosur and her countrywomen have performed in Grand Slam semifinals during the Open Era:

Player SF Record
Dianne Balestrat 1-3
Lesley Bowrey 0-1
Nicole Bradtke 0-1
Helen Cawley 2-4
Margaret Court 12-4
Judy Dalton 1-1
Jelena Dokic 0-1
Christine Dorey 0-1
Diane Evers 0-1
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 18-4
Kerry Harris 0-1
Lesley Hunt 0-1
Karen Krantzcke 0-3
Chris O'Neil 1-0
Kerry Reid 3-6
Mary Sawyer 0-1
Samantha Stosur 1-1
Wendy Turnbull 3-4
Total 44-38

Notes: Stosur is the first Australian in a US Open semifinal since Turnbull in 1984 and the sixth of the Open Era ... Australians' 20 Open Era majors consist of 11 by Court, seven by Goolagong Cawley, one by O'Neil and one by Reid

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