Sam Stosur has hinted at retiring from tennis fully with a doubles farewell at the Australian Open in a few weeks.
The former player retired from singles last year at the Australian Open and it was a very emotional affair. She continued to play doubles throughout the year and recently competed for Australia at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. She plans to play at the Australian Open but she's unsure if she'll actually continue playing after that:
“We’ll see. I’ll do January and after that, I’m not too sure. It’s a bit weird. I feel like my life and probably lots of people’s lives have been like that in recent times. I’m kind of just going with it now," admitted Stosur who simply did not know whether she'll continue playing. She's played really well in the doubles throughout the year so she can still keep playing on a high level if she wants."
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Stosur fruther added:
“I’m just focusing on January and doing as best I can there in the doubles and the mixed; enjoying it, getting out there one more time and seeing what happens. Hopefully, this year I can go out there and just enjoy it again. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be playing again, so it feels like a bonus that I even get the opportunity to come back.”