The WTA career of Australian Samantha Stosur may be in doubt after the 36-year-old revealed her new role as a mum.

The 2011 US Open champion waited a month before revealing her new status on social media, posting pictures of herself and surrogate-partner Liz Astling, who gave birth to a baby girl Genevieve on June 16.

“Life in lockdown during coronavirus has been challenging in many ways but personally it’s been one of the most exciting and happy times of my life,” Stosur said.

“Mum and Evie (Genevieve) are doing well and it’s so amazing to be home with them both. We are absolutely in love with this little bundle and rolling with the happy chaos.”

Stoaur added: “We can’t wait for what’s to come and to watch little Evie grow up….Although not too quickly we hope.”

The holder of six Grand Slam doubles titles has given no indication of whether she intends to rejoin the WTA when the season picks up in early August following nearly five months of COVID-19 lockdown.

The Aussie holds a 97th singles ranking having played only four WTA matches in 2020 before the season was interrupted.


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