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Sloane Stephens: Fast Facts about a US Open champ

Sloane Stephens prisoner her initial grand impact tennis pretension on Saturday when she degraded crony and compatriot Madison Keys in a final of a US Open during Flushing Meadows.

It capped a conspicuous quip from damage for a 24-year aged who usually returned to a debate in a summer after blank 11 months with a highlight detonate to her right foot.

But what do we know about a latest US tennis star to make a name for herself?

FOX Sports Asia gives we a lowdown on a newest rising star in a universe of women’s tennis.

Stephens was innate in Florida in 1993. She is a daughter of Sybil Smith, a rival swimmer and John Stephens a former NFL using back.

Her mom was a initial black womanlike All-American and took sixth-place in a 100m backstroke during a NCAA championships in 1988. Her father played using behind for a New England Patriots, a Green Bay Packers, and a Kansas City Chiefs around a finish of a 1980’s.

Stephens celebrates with her mother.

Stephens started attending a Chris Evert Tennis Academy during a age of 11 before relocating to a Nick Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy a subsequent year.

She initial rose to inflection during a 2013 Australian Open, when seeded 29th she degraded Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic, and her statue – universe series 3 and contest favourite Serena Williams – in 3 sets to strech a semi-finals before losing to universe series one and fortifying champion Victoria Azarenka.

Stephens withdrew from a 2016 US Open with a highlight detonate to her right feet that would keep her out of a diversion for 11 months. She done her quip during Wimbledon in July.

The US Open is her fifth WTA title. Her others came during a 2015 Washington Open, a Auckland, Mexican and Charleston Opens (all 2016) and now a US Open.

Six weeks ago she was ranked 957 in a world. Stephens joins Kim Clijsters (2009) as a usually unseeded lady to win a US Open pretension given a Open epoch began in 1968.

Article source: http://www.foxsportsasia.com/tennis/us-open/sloane-stephens-fast-facts/

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