Samantha Stosur's road to a repeat starts at US Open

So far in 2012, Samantha Stosur has lost in the first round in front of the home fans at the Australian Open. She has lost in the second round at Wimbledon, then again in the first round at the London Olympics.

updated: August 27, 2012 14:53 IST
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New York: None of this quite makes sense for Samantha Stosur.

There she was, center stage in the biggest tennis stadium in the world, taking on one of the game's most intimidating players, and Stosur made it look so easy.

But in so many ways, that 6-2, 6-3 victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final feels like longer than a year ago.

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