Stosur hoping to play Fed Cup role
PEELING oranges or playing for points, Sam Stosur will fill whatever role is required when she makes her Fed Cup comeback this weekend.
Stosur hasn’t worn the green and gold for two years but returns for Australia’s World Group playoff against Holland in Wollongong.
With 29 victories since debuting at the same indoor venue way back in 2003, the 34-year-old is the most prolific singles winner in Australian Fed Cup history. But with Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova now entrenched in the world’s top 25, the 58th-ranked Stosur finds herself in unfamiliar territory as the country’s No.3 singles player.
Australian captain Alicia Molik is likely to use the veteran former spearhead for doubles duties, with Stosur seven from seven in Fed Cup doubles and the perfect replacement for the recently retired Casey Dellacqua.
“I’m just going to go out there and practise as best as I can. We’ve got a great team, so no matter who gets on the court, hopefully we can do well,” Stosur said.