Sam reaches final

Australia’s World No.11 Samantha Stosur has reached the final of the WTA’s Family Circle Cup.

The tournament’s fourth seed held on in the second set to beat eighth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-3 7-6 (7-2).

Queenslander Stosur will face seventh-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva in the final.

World No.2 Caroline Wozniacki injured her right ankle and retired from her semi-final match against Zvonareva on Saturday.

The second-seeded Dane was down 2-4 in the first set against Zvonareva when she slid on the green clay trying to get to the net for a drop shot.

  • Roberto

    Great Sam. All the best for a skyroketing match. Robert

  • Dingis

    Congrats on final appearance Sam! keep up the good form and hope to see you lift your 2nd singles title!

  • Dave

    Sam: Good luck today! Shame about Caroline, I hope she recovers quickly. I would have enjoyed a final with you and her – you two are my favorites in the WTA. Cheers!

  • Drine

    Woohooooo !!! You’re in the final Sam !!! Congratulations :))
    Very good match against Hantuchova, some ups and downs, but you were the most solid player in the end ;)
    What about a second WTA title? I’d love to see you lifting the trophy Sam !!!
    Good luck against Vera !!!

  • Anonymous

    I love your game Sam !

  • ai

    Best of luck in the final :)
    Go Sam !! Win the Cup !!!

  • Roberto

    in the latest page of this link
    http://passionetennis.asiafreeforum.com/grand-slam-tornei-atp-e-wta-coppa-davis-e-fed-cup-betting-f137/wta-news-t2364-360.htm#55091
    is my article on SAM’s successful come back (it’s the major italian tennis forum) where I use to
    write about WTA (my nick is:errex2008).
    Comeonnnnn SAM….and good luck for the today’s fight agains Vera!
    Rob

  • Anonymous

    Hey Sam – good luck in the final later!!! Hopefully it will be singles title number 2!!! Go get it!!! :-D

  • Lorna

    Brilliant Sam!! Keep your confidence and composure and lift that trophy!! your fans are all routing for you! Go Girl Go!! x

  • Guada

    GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL SAM!!!!
    You're playing very very very good ! You are growing up mentally on your game and you are practising self control ! Awesome;)
    The Smash'em Sam Family is proud of you!

  • Robert

    I'm so distant from you (Italy), but so near and supporting you!
    Go Sam, Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Robert

  • BluSthil

    Sammy, I'm not even going to wait until the Family Cup is over to congratulate you on an awesome win. The way you played in that 1st set today was amazing. If you can play like that 70% of the time, here comes #1 !!! I am so thrilled at how you dominated Vera. Can't wait to watch your next tournament. You go girl…

  • sjefhoefsmit

    Congratulations. You cannot hear my applause, but I have shouted during your quarter final, your semi final and most of all during your final. Attitude and composure! My greatest respect!
    Sjef Hoefsmit

  • sjefhoefsmit

    Dear Samatha. I have enjoyed your terrific performance during your quarter final, your semi final and most of all during your final. Attitude and composure! I admire you!
    Sjef Hoefsmit

  • Lorna

    sam you where ABSOLUTELY AWESOME in the final. CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU SO DESERVE IT! enjoy the celebrations and keep up the amazing play. You should be so proud of what you have achieved. Well done! Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!!!! x

  • Salamanda

    Congratulations Sammy!!! Fantastic win!!! Champion again – we knew you were on good form when we watched you in Miami! Enjoy your celebrations!!! :D

  • Simi

    Congratulations Sammy on a great win! You got the title!!! Should boost your confidence for the rest of the clay season.
    You can be so proud of yourself! I loved the way you were playing in that final, all aggressive, with a great ATTITUDE and lots of COMPOSURE ;o)
    Have a nice party tonight. You deserve this soooo much!
    Best wishes from Germany. :o)

  • Sten

    Wow ! That was awesome!!! Sam just destroyed Vera!

    SAM YOU'RE WONDERFUL

  • roberto

    SAM…You Were simply GREAT!!

    My COMPLIMENTS

    Robert

  • TimZ

    Hi Sam,

    congratulations for your second singles title!!! =)
    What an unbelievable performance, you'd have beaten anyone today. And if Vera had'nt smashed her racket it would have been 6-0 6-0 ;-)
    I am so happy for you! =) Can't wait to see you here in europe. It would be so great if you'd play Den Bosch, but I guess you'll play Eastbourne, won't you?

    However, enjoy the day, good luck and all the best from Germany,
    your fan Tim

  • TimZ

    Hi Sam,

    congratulations for your second singles title!!! =)
    What an unbelievable performance, you'd have beaten anyone today. And if Vera had'nt smashed her racket it would have been 6-0 6-0 ;-)
    I am so happy for you! =) Can't wait to see you here in europe. It would be so great if you'd play Den Bosch, but I guess you'll play Eastbourne, won't you?

    However, enjoy the day, good luck and all the best from Germany,
    your fan Tim

  • Marta

    well done sam!!! great match!!
    your second title

    congrats

  • shannajenkins

    Last sunday, you signed a poster for me, and I wished you luck at the Family Circle Cup. Today there was no need for luck. You came out swinging and your opponent had no clue what hit her. Your wrist tape is correct… composure and attitude will guide you to #1. Oh, and good luck in the next tournament.

  • Audrey

    Congratulations Sam !! The match was quick :D 52min !!

  • jerryplightner

    Samantha: CONGRATULATIONS on your Family Circle title. You were smashing!!!! I have long been one of your fans — great to see you in the Top Ten — and my very best wishes for the upcoming French Open. As always, I'll be cheering you on! JPL

  • Nolwenn

    Awesome!!! 2nd titel yeaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ………………… just rock the French now ; )

  • kahnaK

    This was a beautiful one player match!! Congrats Samy!!! Forehand was a lethal weapon!!!

  • Sunsets

    To say the Smash 'em Sam family is proud of you would be an understatement. We are beyond over the moon – we're in another galaxy grinning and smiling because you won your second title. I haven't seen the match as I woke up an hour late and by that time, the match was over but from what I heard, you played extremely well, not giving Vera any chance to really play her game. Amazing stuff, Sam. I hope you will be able to play at this level for a long time. Enjoy your well deserved celebration and rest. The Smash 'em Sam family loves you =D.

  • BluSthil

    Sammy, just wanted to say how awesome your vistory was over Vera today. You have everything it takes to be THE champion. A buff body, great “guns”, a terrific serve speed, and mobility. See you at #1 in the near future. The Aussie tennis fans are very proud of you.

  • Bundahjoe

    WOOT! WOOT! Congratulations on the Family Circle win Sam. Keep on going.

  • Henry in Leipzig Germany

    Congratulations on your decisive win in Charleston.
    You have made us proud again to be an Aussie!

  • craigwoodthomas

    Absolute congratulations on your win in the finals today in Charleston! I'm thrilled to see you succeed and continue to rise. It's nice to see you play more on tv now that you are doing so well in the singles game. We don't get much doubles coverage, so it used to be hard to see you play.
    Love your muscle tone!
    Craig

  • BluSthil

    Sammy, maybe you could buy Vera a new racket ! LOL I don't know if you and Vera are friends, but that would be cute. I wonder if Vera would go along ?