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Sam Stosur will captain the Australian Billie Jean King Cup for the primary time in Brisbane subsequent week.

Brisbane, Australia, 2 April 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Sam Stosur is trying ahead to sitting within the captain’s chair for the primary time on the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup tie in Brisbane.

The 40-year-old loved a style of her new function over the Australian summer season, the place she spent numerous hours courtside supporting Aussie gamers.

“Watching tennis and back-to-back matches is definitely fairly tiring,” laughed Stosur, who’s changing Alicia Molik because the nationwide captain.

“I’ve already watched extra tennis this 12 months than I’ve performed in a few years.”

However Stosur, who ended her illustrious enjoying profession at Australian Open 2023, is relishing the chance to present again to the game as a mentor.

“I at all times cherished watching tennis once I was a participant, however clearly now I’m making an attempt to do it otherwise,” she stated.

“I’m watching for various causes. I’m making an attempt to work out various things for various gamers, and the way issues may match up for them, reasonably than your personal tennis. However I’ve actually loved it thus far.

“This primary tie is what all of it comes right down to, having the group there to get us via and hopefully into the finals later this 12 months. That is what all these weeks in January watching matches and all of the construct up comes right down to.”

Stosur admitted choosing the 5 gamers to tackle Mexico at Pat Rafter Area subsequent week was “troublesome”.

“Clearly I’ve by no means performed it earlier than,” she stated. “However I’m actually pleased with the group we’ve chosen.”

Skilled campaigners Storm Hunter and Daria Saville spearhead the Aussie line-up alongside top-10 doubles star Ellen Perez, the in-form Arina Rodionova and rising star Taylah Preston.

> READ: Australian group introduced for Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier towards Mexico

“I’m actually happy with them already for being within the group and know they’ll do completely every thing they’ll to hopefully get the win towards Mexico,” Stosur stated.

“You may’t take something calmly on this competitors, however they’ve received lots of expertise between them.”

The Australian group performs Mexico at Pat Rafter Area from 12-13 April.

Tickets for the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifier are on sale via Ticketmaster. Grownup costs begin at $20, concessions $16, youngsters $5 and household passes (two adults and two youngsters) begin at $45.

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Discover your strategy to play: Go to play.tennis.com.au to get out on courtroom and have some enjoyable!

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