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SPORT—TENNIS—MS SAMANTHA STOSUR

Senator Williams, also on behalf of Senator Bernardi, the Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib) and Senators Macdonald and Di Natale, amended general business notice of motion no. 387 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates Australian tennis player, Ms Samantha Stosur, from the Gold Coast in Queensland, on her magnificent win in the United States Open Women's Tennis Championship; and

 (b) notes that:

  (i) this is the first win by an Australian woman in this tournament since Ms Margaret Court Smith was successful in 1973 and the first Australian women's tennis Grand Slam win since Ms Evonne Goolagong Cawley won her second Wimbledon title in 1980,

  (ii) she is a wonderful ambassador for Australia, and

  (iii) it supports the Australian Government using this wonderful result to continue to promote tennis to all Australians.

Question put and passed.