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Stosur to retire from playing singles

Sam Stosur will retire from her grand-slam winning singles career after the upcoming Australian Open.


The 37-year-old made the announcement on Wednesday said she would continue playing doubles throughout 2022.


It will be her 20th appearance at the Open and Stosur said she was very grateful to be able to finish her career at her home grand-slam.


“It really means a lot to me to be able to finish in front of my family, friends and Aussie fans who have stuck by me through thick and thin.


“I’m sure it’s going to be a mix of emotions but I wouldn’t want it any other way as I always thought I’d finish playing in Australia.


“I do however plan to play the rest of the year in doubles but this will close the first chapter of my career.”


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