A Special 30th for Stosur in Charleston
2010 Volvo Car Open champion Sam Stosur celebrated her 30th birthday on Sunday, an event that has become a yearly tradition in Charleston. We caught up with her after her win on Tuesday.
Volvo Car Open: Tell us about spending your birthday here in Charleston once again.
Sam Stosur: I’ve spent a few birthdays here over the years. It was great – I went out to dinner with my team and last night actually had a surprise dinner with my team. I had no idea about it! A couple of other players and friends came so it was a really nice way to spend my birthday. If I can’t be home [in Australia], I’d want to be here. It’s great to spend my birthday with a lot of friends.
FCC: Tell us about the surprise.
Stosur: I actually had a reservation at my favorite restaurant, Fig, and my coach and trainer were trying to stall me going but it wasn’t really working because I had a reservation for four. I just didn’t realize they had one, too, but for eight! It was a great night.
FCC: You’re 30 now. What’s something you’d like to achieve in this decade of your life?
Stosur: Tennis-wise I’d love to win another Slam. If I’m able to achieve that again it would be a dream come true. Personally, I’d love to take a proper holiday. I haven’t done that in probably five years because I always just cancel it and go home. I would love to go to Italy.
FCC: You won here in 2010. What are your feelings about Charleston?
Stosur: I love being here. I won the doubles here  long before I won the singles . But there are a couple friends that I love seeing year after year. Eleanor [Adams] and Bob [Moran] do an incredible job, as well. I feel so welcomed because the fans are so great: they love watching doubles and qualifying and just about anything – there’s always a great atmosphere.
FCC: And your game suits clay so well.
Stosur: I love playing on clay. It’s fun to get out there and grind out some points and get a little dirty by sliding and having to work for it.
FCC: Thanks Sam, good luck!
THE CREDIT ONE CHARLESTON OPEN RETURNS APRIL 2023 WITH TOP TENNIS PLAYERS AND NEW ATTENDEE EXPERIENCES
Packages and single session tickets available for the professional tennis tournament on sale now! [button...Read more
World No. 5 Jessica Pegula and World No. 8 Paula Badosa have entered the 2023 Credit One Charleston...Read more
Defending champion Belinda Bencic joins fan favorites and fellow Charleston champions Madison Keys and...Read more