Australian tennis star Sam Stosur becomes a mother for first time after her partner gave birth in June

Sam Stosur has revealed she became a mother last month
Sam Stosur has revealed she became a mother last month (AAP/PA Images)
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Australian tennis star Sam Stosur has revealed she has become a mother after her partner Liz Astling gave birth to a baby girl last month.

The 36 year-old announced that the pair have named their daughter Genevieve. 

The 2011 US Open singles champion wrote on Instagram: "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. 

"On the 16th of June, my partner Liz gave birth to our beautiful little girl, Genevieve. It has been a whirlwind time but we could not imagine life without her now. 

"Mum and Evie 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. 

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

Stosur has six grand slam doubles titles to her name, and has not told fans when she will next be returning to court. 

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