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Saturday / April 20.
  • Stosur Happy to Fly Under the Radar at U.S. Open

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    Quick, name three women you think can win the U.S. Open.

    Serena Williams? Maria Sharapova? Kim Clijsters?

    All good, and safe, bets. But what about Samantha Stosur?

    The 28-year-old Australian is the defending champion and yet hardly anyone is talking about her among the favorites to win.

    “It’s a new year, a new tournament,” Stosur, who beat Williams in last year’s final, said after routing Petra Martic of Croatia, 6-1, 6-1 in the first match Monday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    “Of course, you want to [repeat] but at the end of the day you can’t think that. You know, that’s the goal.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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