Stosur has bright future
Samantha Stosur is ready to start rectifying her modest grand slam singles record outside of the French Open, says her coach David Taylor.
For the second straight year, the Queenslander has made big inroads at coach bags outlet Roland coach factory outlet flash sale Garros with her heavy ground strokes and kick serve causing havoc for opponents on the clay courts.
Taylor believes she is ready to make a bigger impact at those majors, even if Wimbledon later this month poses the biggest challenge for her with its grass surface.
"I think so, it has taken some good players to beat her this year, she has only played two bad matches," said Taylor.
"You don't normally meet a quality opponent until the quarter finals of a grand slam now she is a top player and she gets that seeding.
"I think her future is very bright."
Taylor said Stosur was far from a one surface wonder and is actually better suited to hardcourts than clay.
"I think a slow hardcourt or a medium hard court is her best surface," he said.
"Clay is a good court for her because her weapons are conducive to good tennis on clay.
"I would not call her a claycourter by any means.
"It is just the fact she plays well on clay, she does not plan her schedule being around playing on clay and the women's tour on clay is a very short season.
"Her best surface is a hardcourt and that is exciting because most of the big tournaments are coach online outlet factory on a hardcourt."
Following that train of thought, Stosur should be able to make serious inroads at the Australian Open and the US Open.
It has only been over the past 12 months the Queenslander has really started making her mark as a premier singles player on the tour.
Her loss to American Vania King at Flushing Meadows last year was a bit of a shocker while no female player could have stopped a red hot Serena Williams in their round of 16 clash at Melbourne Park in January.
Taylor said Stosur needed to tinker with her game and borrow 2008 champion Rafael Nadal's mindset to make a long run at Wimbledon coach outlet carlsbad later this month.
"Grass is her worst surface and I think even she would admit that, the reason is that a lot of her weapons are nullified by the grass," he said.
"Sam has the ability to the hit ball out of a girl's hitting zone and on grass, coach outlet store online shoes it being a low bouncing surface and she is normally trying to get the ball up and high.
"Look having said that, she has improved her slice backhand and slice serve and they are two big weapons that are going to win you a lot of points on grass."