Samantha Stosur: What she said, really meant and definitely did not
Sam Stosur Violates The Code
What she said:
“Yeah, I guess it’s a new thing I’ve got next to my name now.”
Samantha Stosur has a fresh appendage against her name. The Australian No. 1 was referring to a code violation she received for an audible obscenity in her match against Maria Kirilenko in the fourth round of the US Open.
I never had one. The only disappointing thing to come out of the match. I’m not proud of it, but I guess I released whatever I had to release and moved on.
Yeah, I guess I’m trying as hard as I can out there and don’t want to leave anything out there. You don’t want to get a code violation or do something wrong, but if that’s what you have to do to release it and be able to play the next point well, then so be it.
What she really meant:
“Samantha, the Code Violator—how does that sound?”
What she definitely didn’t:
“I’m ‘Sam the Mouth’. Catch me if you can.”