Birth Name: Samantha Jane Stosur
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date of Birth: March 30, 1984
Ethnicity: Polish (paternal grandfather), English, possibly other
Samantha Stosur is an Australian professional tennis player. She was born in Brisbane, Queensland, the daughter of Tony and Dianne. She has two brothers, Dominic and Daniel.
When asked about her ethnicity, Samantha has stated:
Yeah, my grandfather was Polish. He migrated to America. No, I didn’t actually meet him properly till I was eight. He lived in Florida. Then, yeah, each year when I based myself in Tampa not too far away, I would go and visit whenever I would go back there as much as I could.
About the Polish language, she has also said:
I can’t read it or speak it. My dad can. He kept that quiet from us for some reason. I wish he did kind of tell us more about it. I’d really like to speak another language.
Samantha’s paternal grandparents were Jan Stosur and Norma June Homer (the daughter of Leslie H. Homer and Phyllis M. Mears).
Source: Marriage record of Samantha’s paternal great-grandparents, Leslie H. Homer and Phyllis M. Mears – https://familysearch.org
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