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What she said:
“I think I’ll have to go out and buy a couple of my own stamps.”
Sam Stosur is in splits as she considers purchasing stamps commemorating her 2011 US Open victory. The special-issue souvenir sheet was issued by Australia Post, retailing 10*60 cents Southern Cross for AUS $15.95.
“I know Australia has done it in the past with the gold-medal winners, so to have that of myself is pretty cool. Maybe I can post a few letters.”
Stosur, on the Australia Post website, remarked:
I’m really excited Australia Post has decided to release a souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate my US Open win. The past couple of weeks have been very exciting and I’m still coming to terms with the idea of being a Grand Slam winner. This is something I’ll remember forever.
What she really meant:
“Trust Australia Post to miss out on complimentary copies.”
What she definitely didn’t:
“Letter writing? Can anyone recall when they last wrote one? Maybe this will get my fans to switch over to snail mail.”