Samantha Stosur finally gave Australian women a spot in a special place at the US Open. An engraved metal panel in the Court of Champions leading toward the tournament’s main arena lists every singles winner since the event moved to the National Tennis Center in New York in 1978. Until yesterday, no Australian woman had made the list. Stosur, a native of Brisbane in Queensland state, defeated three-time champion Serena Williams of the U.S. 6-2, 6-3 to become the first woman from her homeland to win the title since Margaret Court in 1973.
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