Eight-time Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur was Thursday named captain of Australia’s Billie Jean King Cup crew, succeeding Alicia Molik.
Molik is stepping down after main the crew for a decade, guiding them to the finals in 2019 and 2022, which was Stosur’s match swansong.
“I’ve got years of playing experience and one thing that I know is how the girls feel when you walk out on the court to play for Australia,” the 39-year-old Stosur mentioned.
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Stosur contested 34 Billie Jean King Cup ties after making her debut in 2003 and holds the document for many singles wins –- 29 –- by an Australian participant within the competitors.
She gained the 2011 US Open and reached a career-high of world quantity 4 that 12 months.
Stosur can also be a four-time Grand Slam doubles and three-time combined doubles champion.