Australia’s Samantha Stosur has admit that she has not been pleased with her performances over the past couple of years, and intends on making 2014 a far better year. The World n0. 18 won two titles and reached the finals of four events this season, three of which came in successive fashion at her final three events of the season. While that may not be a bad season by any standards, Stosur expects better of herself and would like to return to her 2010-11 form, when she ranked at No. 6 on the WTA rankings.
“It is what it is. The last couple of years have been pretty disappointing, so hopefully this year I can really pick up from that and play well. That’s what I want to do, and I know if I play well then I’ve got a chance of doing half decent.” Stosur told the Age.
Stosur has never been particularly lucky when it comes to the Australian Open; She has never been past the fourth round in Melbourne including in 2013, when she dropped her last five games to lose 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Zheng Jie. Following the match, Stosur admit that she choked and was unable to close out the match.
“I guess in some ways there’s not really any pressure, but there’s always pressure because you want to play well and do your best here in your home country, at your home Grand Slam, and all that.”