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Queenslander Set to Work Her Way Up the Ranks during French Open

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Queenslander Set to Work Her Way Up the Ranks during French Open

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TENNIS: Samantha Stosur's new coach has no doubt she can continue her golden form to become a world top 10 tennis player.

Stosur's run at the French Open, where she saw off world No.4 Elena Dementieva on her way to the quarter-finals, has guaranteed her WTA ranking will rocket from No.32 to a career-best of at least No.22.

And coach Rene Moller, the US-based New Zealander who began working with the 25-year-old Queenslander in February, believes she can go a lot further.

"Absolutely. No question about it," said Moller after a training session with Stosur at Roland Garros.

"She's got the game, there's no reason why she shouldn't be a top 10 player. She's got all the tools."

Stosur has blown away opponents at Roland Garros with her kick serve and powerful forehand.

Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano, who lost in straight sets to Stosur on Monday, described the Australian's serve as the best in the women's game, even superior to that of 10-time grand slam winner Serena Williams. …

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