2
0
1

Stosur's Third Straight Newcombe Medal

Samantha Stosur received the top honor at the Australian Tennis Awards for the third year in a row.

Published December 03, 2012 12:00

Stosur's Third Straight Newcombe Medal
John Newcombe, Sam Stosur

MELBOURNE, Australia - Sam Stosur was recognized as Australia's most outstanding player on Monday night, receiving the Newcombe Medal at the Australian Tennis Awards, held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

Stosur received the Newcombe Medal for the third straight year, which was fitting - she is the first Australian woman since Wendy Turnbull back in the '70s and '80s to finish in the year-end Top 10 on the WTA three years running.

"Receiving the Newcombe Medal for a third year in a row is an amazing honor," Stosur said. "This is a great occasion for the Australian tennis community to come together and celebrate our sport and recognize people's achievements and contributions to Australian tennis. I think it's great that the Australian tennis community continues to recognize the hard work of its members, who make the growth of our sport possible for the longevity of tennis in our country."

The other finalists for the award were Stosur's fellow WTA player Casey Dellacqua and ATP World Tour stars Marinko Matosevic and Lleyton Hewitt.

Named for Australian tennis legend John Newcombe, the Newcombe Medal is an annual recognition for the country's most outstanding elite player. Held in Melbourne, the Australian Tennis Awards recognizes service to tennis at all levels - club, coaches, players, volunteers, community and officials.

Stosur's breakthrough seasons came in 2010, when she reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros, and 2011, when she won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open. She finished both of those seasons at No.6 in the world; she didn't reach any Grand Slam finals in 2012 but she did make the semis of Roland Garros and the quarters of the US Open, and finished at No.9.

Turnbull had eight consecutive Top 10 finishes, from 1977 to 1984.

For more on Stosur, visit her official website at www.samstosur.com.

Australian Tennis Awards

Share this page!

Related news

  • Wimbledon Saturday: Familiar Foes

    July 04, 2015
    The middle Saturday of Wimbledon sees Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic square off for the seventh time, while Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber take on a couple of WTA Rising Stars.
  • Serena Wins Watson Thriller, Venus Next

    July 03, 2015
    Serena Williams battled back from the brink of defeat to edge British No.1 Heather Watson in an absolute thriller on Centre Court. And it certainly doesn't get any easier...
  • Sharapova Powers Into Second Week

    July 03, 2015
    It was deadlocked early on, and things were getting tight at the end, but Maria Sharapova stepped it up at all the right moments to edge a Romanian on the rise at Wimbledon.
To The Top
3